Bloomberg Examines Global Rise In Obesity, Efforts To Reverse Trend
Bloomberg: The World Is Getting Fatter and No One Knows How to Stop It
“…Economic forces are conspiring to cause the great global weight gain. Countries grow wealthier and increase consumption. People move from rural areas to cities, where they have ready access to inexpensive, processed foods. Machines do work that humans once did, decreasing the amount of energy people use. And global trade means the reach of junk food has never been greater. Up against these trends, no country has figured out how to reverse the rise of obesity…” (Tozzi/Diamond, 4/6).