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The Unrelenting Progressive Corporate Capture of Food and Nutrition Governance Spaces: A Reassessment of the Challenges

Radha Holla, Claudio Schuftan
2020 World Nutrition  
In the current decade, nutrition faces two renewed challenges: corporate control over food and nutrition, and the absence of a focus on the social determinants of nutrition (SDN). Even as neoliberal policies have led to an increase in the real numbers of those rendered poor, the wealth of the few has increased astronomically creating an ever wider and deeper disparity between those rendered rich and those rendered poor not just between countries, but also within nations. The inequitable access
more » ... inequitable access to good nutrition this brings about has intensified existing rates of undernutrition and has pushed obesity rates to unprecedented levels. This, in turn, has led to an increase in diseases like hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and cancers. Thus an expansion of nutritional diseases accompanies the expansion of control huge corporations exert over markets for food and agricultural goods. This in turn, day-in-day-out, increases their power to intervene in global and national nutritional policy making.
doi:10.26596/wn.2020114100-110 fatcat:seiahvhcu5dl7gh7we5jtyocoy