Monday, 18 June 2012
Raining Pies In Rio.
According to a report from the Rio + 20 Summit, obesity is not just a health issue but is also a serious environmental problem and a contributor to climate change. At first I thought that this must be due to the huge number of fat bastards in the USA causing a wobble in the earths rotation but apparently it's all about the energy required to sustain these individuals. Mind you, my own theory seems plausible enough when you consider that America, with only 5% of the worlds population, contributes a hefty 30% of human weight. In truth obesity is no laughing matter, but what never seems to be explored is the real economic foundation of the problem. Why is obesity a major issue amongst the poorest people in the most developed and richest countries? That seems to me to lie somewhere near the root of the problem and we need to air any conclusions about this - no matter how unpalatable those conclusions might be to the food industry or for that matter to liberal lefties such as myself.