research, Sociology

Neoliberal Diet Comes Under Attack

February 14, 2013

Sociology professor Gerardo Otero has created a “junk-food-risk index” to determine the implications for countries that rely on imported fast food created by transnational corporations.

“I’m calling this the neoliberal diet, which is heavy on what nutritionists call energy-dense diets—basically diets with a lot of fat and empty calories,” Otero said on February 8 during a panel discussion at SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business on Canada’s role in global food security.

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