Call for papers for a Special Issue of CPH on 'Big Food'

Call for papers for a Special Issue of Critical Public Health


‘Big Food’ and the Global Growth in Noncommunicable Disease 
Guest Editors:   Simon Williams and Marion Nestle 

Summary: Compared to research on ‘Big Tobacco’, ‘Big Food’ is yet to receive the widespread attention that it deserves, relative to the burden of disease to which it contributes.  This proposed Special Issue will provide a significant and critically-informed contribution to the existing body of scholarship on the role of Multinational Food and Beverage Companies in the global “nutrition transition” and the global rise in noncommunicable diseases, like diabetes and cardiovascular illness. 

The Special Issue will include studies which map, discuss and critique the various strategies and tactics that Big Food companies use to increase consumption of their products and to influence policy.  We are interested in extending the conversation on ‘Food Politics’ to new countries and contexts, and in looking at recent trends in the fast food, soft drink, packaged and processed food sectors (amongst others). 


Submissions should be made in the usual way through the Manuscript Central system, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ccph, selecting 'Special Issue' as the 'Manuscript Type'.

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