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Trade and investment liberalization, food systems change and highly processed food consumption: a natural experiment contrasting the soft-drink markets of Peru and Bolivia

Baker, Phillip; Schram, Ashley; Labonte, Ronald; Friel, Sharon


BACKGROUND Free trade agreements (FTAs) can affect food environments and non-communicable disease risks through altering the availability of highly-processed foods. Few studies have quantified such effects. Using a natural experiment this paper quantifies changes in Peru’s soft-drink market before/after entry into the US-Peru FTA, compared with Bolivia, a county with no such agreement. METHODS ...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Globalization and Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12992-016-0161-0
Access Rights: Open Access


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