The conflict between Public Health and 'Big Food': A Counterinsurgency?

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This commentary characterises as an insurgency those elements of the Food Industry seeking to retain and expand industry profit-making opportunity with scant regard to the effect on public health and wellbeing. Premised on a conflict in which the battlespace encompasses the drivers of (un)healthful behaviour, our view encourages opponents of Food Industry methods to consider an approach based on analogy of successful Counter-Insurgency strategies to a health promotion context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-617
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


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