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TRANSforming the food supply  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/gras-trans-fats/tf-ge/tf-gt_rep-rap_e.html
The final report of the Trans Fat Task Force, with recommendations and strategies on how "to effectively eliminate or reduce processed trans fats in Canadian foods to the lowest level possible." (See Details)
Published: 2007
The fat of the land: do agricultural subsidies foster poor health?  
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1247588/

Discusses the possible effects of farm subsidies on unhealthy food produced in the U.S. and argues for more subsidies for fruit and vegetable growers to encourage healthier eating.

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Published: 2004
There is a public health crisis—it’s not fat on the body but fat in the mind and the fat of profits   
http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/35/1/67.full

The author of Fat is a Feminist Issue argues that the way obesity is being framed as a “crisis” or “epidemic” is stigmatizing overweight people and adding dangerously to disordered eating, which itself is a serious public health emergency. 

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Published: 2005
The perils of ignoring history: Big Tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is Big Food?  
http://www.yaleruddcenter.org/resources/upload/docs/what/industry/Foodtobacco.pdf

Compares how both the tobacco and food industries influence public opinion, legislation and regulation, litigation, and the conduct of science. Argues for better standards that are not regulated by the food industry itself.

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Published: 2009
The fat of the land: do agricultural subsidies foster poor health?  
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1247588/

Discusses the possible effects of farm subsidies on unhealthy food produced in the U.S. and argues for more subsidies for fruit and vegetable growers to encourage healthier eating.

 (See Details)
Published: 2004
There is a public health crisis – it’s not fat on the body but fat in the mind and the fat of profits   
http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/35/1/67.full

The author of Fat is a Feminist Issue argues that the way obesity is being framed as a crisis or an epidemic is stigmatizing overweight people and adding dangerously to disordered eating, which is itself a serious public health emergency.

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Published: February 2006
Food for profit: learning at the supermarket  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_2_Spring.pdf

This article shows how to turn the supermarket into a classroom. Introduces the supermarket tour, a tool to help consumers understand the global food system while walking through a supermarket. 

 

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Published: 1987
The perils of ignoring history: Big Tobacco played dirty and millions died. How similar is Big Food?  
http://www.milbank.org/870110.html

Compares how both the tobacco and food industries influence public opinion, legislation and regulation, litigation, and the conduct of science. Argues for better standards that are not regulated by the food industry itself.

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Published: 2009