Global Junk Food is a 2016 investigative documentary that exposes the unethical tactics of fast food giants in making poor countries obese. The documentary delves into the practices of popular food and beverage conglomerates like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Domino’s Pizza, in countries like Brazil, India, and France.
While food manufacturers in Europe uphold a strict ‘responsibility pledge’, which precludes the use of added sugar, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, as well as avoiding targeting children, they continue to deploy banned tactics in the developing world. In the quest for profit, the food industry produces ultra-low-cost products with excessive levels of sugar, salt, and saturated fats. This documentary reveals the dark underbelly of globalization and the skewed impact it has on the health and wellbeing of millions worldwide.