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Corporate Control Over Food and Nutrition and the Absence of a Focus on the Social Determinants of Nutrition


The multi-stakeholder initiative Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) is an alarming example of the increasing influence of private corporations on global nutrition policies. Right to Food and Nutrition Watch discusses this problem of corporate control over food and nutrition in its 2012 annual report these initiatives should focus on the social determinants of nutrition rather than on technocentric and market-based solutions. Short-term, superficial solutions provide clear benefits for the corporations but questionable benefits for the ordinary people. In recent years the UN has growingly supported public private partnerships that are incapable of promoting and real change. The report provides strategies developed by grassroots organizations to regain control over food and nutrition and establish food sovereignty.

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