Large food companies including Nestlè have proved that their efforts have positively combatted the issue of food insecurity. However, while people are certainly eating more, the global population is still experiencing severe malnutrition, now in the form of over nutrition. The United States was one of the first developed nations negatively impacted by the processed food epidemic, and has proven that consumption of processed food negatively impacts health. Examples from Brazil highlight the benefits and drawbacks of processed food in developing nations. Does the development of chronic disease including diabetes, increasing adiposity, and premature death due to chronic illness outweigh the benefit of food and job security? Read this article from the New York Times to learn more about how big business is getting developing nations hooked on junk food, and the consequences of this action.
Large Food Companies Force Junk Food on Developing Nations