August 22, 2020
Food policy and food stores in South Africa (article from The Conversation)

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From the article: 

Obesity and diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, are major public health problems in South Africa. But many in the food industry strongly oppose globally recommended policies that could address these issues. Such policies include restrictions on marketing of junk food to children and improvements to food labelling. In a new study, we identify strategies used by the food and beverage industry in South Africa to influence public health policies. The strategies include building close relationships with government departments, influencing scientific research and sponsoring community events.

Reference: Sacks, G. Crosbie, E. Mialon, M. 2020. "How South African food companies go about shaping public health policy in their favour". The Conversation.