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4 Ways One Country Is Fighting Big Food and Big Snack (Slideshow)

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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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3:36PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Since there was only 50 of you to respond, that would tell me that 1 of you voted NO.

In an effort show fairness, why?

To hell with it, read the damn article and attempt to spend a little time with before you vote. Is it that hard?

12:22PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Very interesting, I didn´t know.... A role model to follow :)

4:27AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Brazilians are light-years ahead of the US.

Monsanto doesn't have its evil, corrupting, bribe-paying hooks in the Brazilian politicians anywhere like it does here in the US.

3:45AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

I'm surprised that isn't how school food is. Even over here, our schools don't provide food but we have canteens where we can buy it. Some food is food like salad rolls etc, but it's mostly pies, sausage rolls etc. No chips (that I know of) but you get the idea

12:26AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks for posting.

4:48PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

thanks

4:48PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

thanks

1:06PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

Interesting.

11:38AM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

Food security is a basic right. Monsanto wants to take that right away from you. If you farm, keep your seeds. Don't buy any seeds from Monsanto. They'll take away your right to grow your own food.

10:08PM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

Smacks of a nanny state, but I like it. My husband and I have found that now that we prepare food together from our garden, we enjoy, not only the food, but our time together.

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