Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

The paper briefly describes the causes of a global rise in obesity and diabetes. In so doing, it establishes links between (1) poverty and obesity, and (2) obesity and diabetes. The paper also presents data from a survey (N=147) conducted in a depressed economy in Texas where cases of obesity and diabetes are among the highest in the US. The paper argues for a paradigm shift in viewing the role of policymakers in regards to food and pharmaceutical industries, both locally and globally.

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Original published version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.18778/1899-2226.19.4.03

First Page

39

Last Page

49

Publication Title

Annales. Ethics in Economic Life

DOI

10.18778/1899-2226.19.4.03

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