Exporting Obesity? The Link Between Trade, Diet and Health
Global diets are increasingly facing the dual challenge of undernourishment and obesity. UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier de Schutter, calls for a reassessment of unhealthy food systems in both rich and poor countries, both increasingly characterized by an abundance of low nutrition, high calorie, processed foods. David Wallinga, MD reports on a new IATP study examining the role U.S. agriculture and trade policies play in contributing to the rise in obesity, with a spotlight on Mexico. Karen Hansen-Kuhn moderates.