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The Malnutrition Market: Let Them Eat Paste

Publisher: Economic & Political Weekly

Health activists have critiqued the Maharashtra government’s proposal to provide a ready-to-use therapeutic paste to malnourished children across the state, despite strong evidence of the benefits of cheaper, more appropriate and locally produced foods. The move is one more example of how malnutrition, a condition that results from the widespread deprivation and inequities exacerbated by a market-driven economic system, is being converted into an opportunity to expand markets and make profits.

Author(s): Shweta Marathe, Abhay Shukla | Views(399) | Download (162)

  
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