Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Transnational Food Companies Responsible for High Obesity Rates in Brazil

A special report by the New York Times investigates the ways in which transnational food companies, such as Nestle, are impacting the health of Brazilians. While replacing traditional food and local diets, these companies are heavily contributing to the high levels of obesity in the country, as their products are saturated with fat and sugar. The companies are gaining strength as they offer affordable options to Brazilian consumers, especially in the context of an ongoing economic crisis in the South American nation.

September 25, 2017