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Food systems transformations, ultra-processed food markets and the nutrition transition in Asia

Baker, Phillip; Friel, Sharon

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Background: Attracted by their high economic growth rates, young and growing populations, and increasingly open markets, transnational food and beverage corporations (TFBCs) are targeting Asian markets with vigour. Simultaneously the consumption of ultra-processed foods high in fat, salt and glycaemic load is increasing in the region. Evidence demonstrates that TFBCs can leverage their market power to shape food systems in ways that alter the availability, price, nutritional quality,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153303
Source: Globalization and Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12992-016-0223-3

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