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Systematic examination of publicly-available information reveals the diverse and extensive corporate political activity of the food industry in Australia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2016
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Title
Systematic examination of publicly-available information reveals the diverse and extensive corporate political activity of the food industry in Australia
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2955-7
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Authors

Melissa Mialon, Boyd Swinburn, Steven Allender, Gary Sacks

Abstract

The political influence of the food industry, referred to as corporate political activity (CPA), represents a potential barrier to the development and implementation of effective public health policies for non-communicable diseases prevention. This paper reports on the feasibility and limitations of using publicly-available information to identify and monitor the CPA of the food industry in Australia. A systematic search was conducted for information from food industry, government and other publicly-available data sources in Australia. Data was collected in relation to five key food industry actors: the Australian Food and Grocery Council; Coca Cola; McDonald's; Nestle; and Woolworths, for the period January 2012 to February 2015. Data analysis was guided by an existing framework for classifying CPA strategies of the food industry. The selected food industry actors used multiple CPA strategies, with 'information and messaging' and 'constituency building' strategies most prominent. The systematic analysis of publicly-available information over a limited period was able to identify diverse and extensive CPA strategies of the food industry in Australia. This approach can contribute to accountability mechanisms for NCD prevention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 49 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 18%
Student > Master 9 18%
Researcher 6 12%
Other 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 8 16%
Unknown 10 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 16%
Social Sciences 8 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 2%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 13 26%

Attention Score in Context

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