BY THE NUMBERS
Money donated in 2014 by food companies to members of Brazil’s National Congress, a threefold increase over 2010.
The number of people in Brazil employed by food and beverage conglomerates, which are responsible for 10 percent of the nation’s economic output.
The increase from 1980 to 2015 in the number of Brazilian children who are obese. In 2015, 9 percent of children in the country were obese, according to a recent study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.
The number of Brazilians each year who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a condition with strong links to obesity. The country’s obesity rate has nearly doubled to 20 percent, and the portion of people who are overweight has nearly tripled to 58 percent.