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Trade, public health, and food

Tim Lang

in International Co-operation in Health

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780192631985
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723582 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.003.0006
Trade, public health, and food

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This chapter examines the role of trade and its implications for public health. It argues that the relationship between trade and health is both complex and problematic. Changing patterns of disease, methods of production, and control mean that key issues are raised for public health, to the extent that the current notion of what public health practice is must change.

Keywords: international trade; globalization; health services; food economy; nutrition

Chapter.  13214 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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