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Q&A with Gerardo Otero about his book The Neoliberal Diet

Mainstream explanations for the obesity epidemic argue that people simply eat too much “energy-dense” food while exercising too little. Gerardo Otero's new book The Neoliberal Diet: Healthy Profits, Unhealthy People argues that increased obesity does not result merely from individual food and lifestyle choices. Since the 1980s, the neoliberal turn in policy and practice has promoted trade liberalization and retrenchment of the welfare regime, along with continued agricultural subsidies in rich countries. + MORE

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