Monteiro and Cannon argue that, through such measures, Brazil is resisting, with success, the efforts of transnational corporations to weaken its citizens’ health and to adversely alter Brazilian culture.
Does Brazil’s example provide, as the authors state, a “basis for the design of rational, comprehensive, and effective public health policies and actions designed to protect and promote nutrition in all its senses” — an argument for governments taking a bigger role in citizens’ diet, health and lives?
Is access to health food a basic right?
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