India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime

By: Colin Todhunter  Posted on

Like many countries, India’s food system was essentially clean just a generation or two ago but is now being comprehensively contaminated with sugar, bad fats, synthetic additives, GMOs and pesticides under the country’s neoliberal ‘great leap forward’. The result has been a surge in obesity, diabetes and cancer incidence, while there has been no let-up in the under-nutrition of those too poor to join in the over-consumption.

Indian government data indicates that cancer showed a 5% increase in prevalence between 2012 and 2014 with the number of new cases doubling between 1990 and 2013. The incidence of cancer for some major organs in India is the highest in the world.

https://www.asia-pacificresearch.com/india-mortgaged-forced-fed-illness-and-the-neoliberal-food-regime/5628226