Prof Discusses Unhealthy Diets With International Media


Anthony Winson, a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was quoted in a news article distributed by United Press International and Huffington Global that is receiving international attention.

The story describes The Not Company, a new business based in Santiago, Chile. The company plans to start a food revolution by replacing or supplementing traditional methods of growing, manufacturing, processing and distributing food. Among the motivations is the increasing availability of unhealthy and processed foods.

Winson said the rise of unhealthy diets is leading to health and obesity issues in Chile and around the world.

His book, The Industrial Diet: The Degradation of Food and the Struggle for Healthy Eating, examines forces that have turned foods into nutritionally degraded commodities.