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Linking agricultural policies with obesity and noncommunicable diseases: a new perspective for a globalising world

Hawkes, Corrina; Friel, Sharon; Lobstein, Tim; Lang, Tim


In light of the shift in policy paradigm in agriculture from state intervention to market liberalisation and globalisation, this paper develops a series of hypotheses on the relationship between agricultural policies and consumer diets. The first hypothesis is that the paradigm shift has led to greater specialisation of production, so changing the ability and incentive for producers to supply certain foods relative to others. Second, the shift has affected farmgate prices (both up and down), so...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Food Policy 37.3 (2012): 343–353
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.02.011


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