February 13, 2013
Soft drink, alcohol and processed food multinationals are the major drivers of the global epidemic in non-communicable diseases, say international health experts.
Writing in today’s Lancet,the group of public health researchers, led by Professor Rob Moodie at the University of Melbourne, say these industries are now targeting developing nations and must be regulated in the interests of global public health.
However they warn these companies are adopting tactics successfully used by the tobacco industry to avoid government regulation and undermine public health programs.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm