Sunday, November 30, 2014

Manufacturing disease

Lethal But Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health

The quest for better regulation is an open-ended learning process. In democracy, governments maximize impact during their political term and better regulation deserves a longer term commitment. The costs and benefits of inaction for society are larger than for politicians. A recent new book explains that public health regulation and specifically on food policy, needs a complete overhaul. I've said this many times, in the book you'll find the details to take into account.
The author, Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, is Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York School of Public Health and Hunter College and founder and director of Corporations and Health Watch, an international network of activists and researchers that monitors the business practices of the alcohol, automobile, firearms, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and tobacco industries.I strongly suggest a quick look at their site, you'll find many interesting information, like the one related to Berkeley and soda-tax.

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