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Public health and the ultra-processed food and drink products industry: corporate political activity of major transnationals in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Autor(es):
Mialon, Melissa [1] ; Gomes, Fabio da Silva [2]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Dept Nutr, Av Dr Arnaldo 715, BR-03178200 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] WHO, Pan Amer Hlth Org, Washington, DC - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION; v. 22, n. 10, p. 1898-1908, JUL 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Objective To identify examples of the `corporate political activity' (CPA) of the industry producing and selling ultra-processed food and drink products (UPP) in Latin America and the Caribbean. Design Searches were conducted on the national websites and social media accounts of large industry actors. Coding was deductive and based on a framework for classifying the CPA of the food industry. Setting Fifteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Participants Twelve members of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA) and major trade associations and chambers of commerce in the region. Results During the current pilot study, more than 200 examples of CPA were found in Latin America and the Caribbean. The UPP industry lobbied governments during the development of national health policies. UPP companies tried to build alliances with health professionals, but also with communities where they operated and with policy makers. In addition, the UPP industry fought against regulation in court and proposed weaker alternatives to public health policies, such as self-regulation. Conclusions Food systems in low- and middle-income countries, including in Latin America and the Caribbean, are increasingly penetrated by the UPP industry. These countries are at risk of being influenced by the CPA strategies described in the present study. There is a need to further identify, monitor and evaluate the impact of these CPA strategies on public health policies and public opinion in the region, in order to develop mechanisms to effectively prevent such interference. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 17/24744-0 - O que nós sabemos e o que nós deveríamos saber uma análise da ação corporativa política da indústria de alimentos de três países da América do Sul
Beneficiário:Melissa Amina Madeleine Cavallo Mialon
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado