How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

by Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel

Mrs. da Silva and other vendors like her make regular deliveries for Nestlé to a quarter of a million households in Brazil. (Photo: William Daniels/NYT)

For a growing number of nutritionists, the obesity epidemic is inextricably linked to the sales of packaged foods, which grew 25 percent worldwide from 2011 to 2016…Brazil is a microcosm.