Last week's Foreign correspondent investigated obesity trends amongst earlier malnourished people. The podcast is still available on iview till about 20 Aug. http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/977438
The broadcast indicated that, in several developing countries. the population is going from malnourishment to obesity within one generation -- and showed that people who are malnourished as babies are at greater than normal risk of obesity and attendant health problems if they shift to a junk food diet in their teens and twenties. The statistics for deaths from heart disease, diabetes etc among young people in these populations are alarming.
Is it more or less ethical for Western companies to engage in aggressive marketing of soft drink and junk food in developing countries than in their own countries?