12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th September 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Rob Moodie AM, Professor of Public Health, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health; and Malawi College of Medicine
The most important vectors of the 21st century epidemics are not mosquitoes, ticks or lice. They are the giant supranational tobacco, alcohol and ultra processed food and beverage corporations. This talk briefly recounts what public health professionals should know about the relentless, unethical, deceitful, cold-blooded, yet often highly innovative tactics these corporations employ, predicts what they will be doing in the next 10-15 years and outlines how we should be preparing and responding.