Multinational Food Companies Getting Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

Thousands of door-to-door vendors for Nestlé reach a quarter-million households in Brazil.

Public health experts new methods of global food production, distribution and advertising is contributing to a new epidemic of diabetes and heart disease, chronic illnesses in areas that previously were afflicted with hunger and malnutrition a generation ago.

"What we have is a war between two food systems, a traditional diet of real food once produced by the farmers around you and the producers of ultra-processed food designed to be over-consumed and which in some cases are addictive." 
-- Carlos A. Monteiro, a professor of nutrition and public health at the University of São Paulo.