Laws counter fast food juggernaut in Brazil

Traditional foods and dietary patterns are being displaced by ultra-processed products made by transnational food corporations, which are adversely affecting public health and undermining culture, community life and local economies, experts say.

According to the new law, at least 70% of the food supplied to schools must be fresh or minimally processed, and a minimum of 30% of this food must be sourced from local family farmers.
PLoS One 2012; online 3 July

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