There has been a lot of push recently by big food to collaborate to come up with solutions for the health problems we have like diabetes, heart disease and obesity but I think this outlook is a little nieve. In order to collaborate effectively your bottom line (your overall goal) needs to be the same.
Healthcare's goal is to care for people's health.
Big food's goal is profit.
Yes these companies might care about their consumers and want them healthy, but more than anything they want to sell their product. And with the movement to healthier living, it's no wonder Coca-cola is popping up at the Olympics and Boston Pizza would team up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Our healthcare system need to be free from biases like these if we ever hope to see policies that are focused on the best interests for our health.
Globe and Mail Article
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