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Annu Rev Nutr. 2004;24:617-43.

America's obesity: conflicting public policies, industrial economic development, and unintended human consequences.

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  • 1Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA.


The chapter reviews the historical development and interactions of U.S. agricultural, economic, nutrition, and development policies relating to the creation of the commercial environment of social, economic, technological, and political factors that favor the development of American obesity.

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