Prof. Anthony Winson

The move by giant food companies to expand into developing countries could endanger health of people in those nations, Prof. Anthony Winson, Sociology and Anthropology, said in a recent New York Times feature.

The story examined how Nestlé, one of the world’s largest food conglomerates, is selling more processed foods in Brazil. Winson said cheap and plentiful food sounds good, but a diet heavy in processed foods could lead to health issues, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Winson studies diet, the political economics of nutrition and obesity.