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Policy Forum

“Big Food,” the Consumer Food Environment, Health, and the Policy Response in South Africa

  • Ehimario U. Igumbor mail,

    ehi.igumbor@gmail.com

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • David Sanders,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • Thandi R. Puoane,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • Lungiswa Tsolekile,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • Cassandra Schwarz,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • Christopher Purdy,

    Affiliation: Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rina Swart,

    Affiliation: Department of Dietetics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • Solange Durão,

    Affiliation: Department of Dietetics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • Corinna Hawkes

    Affiliation: Centre for Food Policy, City University, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001253
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Ehimario U. Igumbor, David Sanders, Thandi R. Puoane, Lungiswa Tsolekile, Cassandra Schwarz
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
Christopher Purdy
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Rina Swart, Solange Durão
Department of Dietetics, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
Corinna Hawkes
Centre for Food Policy, City University, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: ehi.igumbor@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: EUI DS LT CS CP SD. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: EUI DS TRP LT CS CP RS SD CH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: EUI DS TRP LT CS CP RS SD CH. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: EUI DS TRP LT CS CP RS SD CH.