There is a short but interesting article in today’s British press about obesity striking not just the U.S. but the rest of the world as well. In fact, the article goes on to say that “There are more dangerously obese people in the world (over 1 billion) than there are people starving (800,000,000).” This article backs that up with a reference to the World Health Organization’s web site, containing a plethora of reports and statistics.
In the midst of greed, politics, war and indifference the distribution of food is a real problem for those people lacking it, and barely on the radars of those getting fat. [This should be yet another Pro-Life movement issue (see previous blog), since about 6 million children die from malnutrition every year. Where are the Pro-lifers on this?]
Becoming fat, dumb and indifferent is no way to remain a world leader, and it appears that the rest of the world is learning some really bad habits from us.