This evening, I will be presenting a brief talk on obesity to my colleagues here in New Delhi. As readers will have noted, obesity is an increasing problem in the Indian subcontinent, with urban prevalence (based on the lower definition of BMI 25) reaching rates comparable to the West. In the overwhelmingly private healthcare system [...]
During my current visit to New Delhi, it is hard to overlook the substantial increase in the prevalence of obesity in Indian men and women. While this may not be the phenotype that immediately comes to mind when thinking of India, there is no doubt that obesity prevalence is continuing to rise at an alarming [...]
Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel recently proposed a strategy to help kids get onto a path to health. The problem is that the path doesn’t lead them into nature. Though the report quotes parents’ comments and research showing kids spend dramatically less time outside than ever, it doesn’t encourage time in nature.
That said, many of the report’s recommendations should be implemented and supported locally, provincially and nationally to reduce the risks of obesity. Encouraging parents and children to be more critical about dietary choices and requiring more information and labelling from restaurants and food producers is long overdue.
Billions of people around the world can’t afford to eat food that is good for their health. Gerardo Ortero is trying to establish a way to measure this risk for people in countries around the world. Ortero is a professor of sociology at Simon Fraser University. He speaks with Redeye host Mordecai Briemberg.
Buffett-Heinz Deal Sends Urgent Warning To Food Industry To Cut Costs
Reuters | Posted: 02/22/2013 7:25 pm EST | Updated: 02/24/2013 10:41 am EST
From Huffpost Feb 24, 2013
Even Warren Buffet must realize that the day of chemical-laden Frankenfood is well and truly receding into the morass of unhealthy, obese citizens who are now desperate for a better way to consume their groceries…food over-processing may have once seemed a necessity, but it has taken its place among the relics of the 20th century….want to turn it around? Offer fewer chemicals, fewer pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, herbicides and ‘flavour enhancers’ and more real, content…most North Americans are willing to pay for healthier food, and the Buffets of the world need to learn to play catch up or start poisoning the Third World, like the tobacco industry, to maintain profitability.
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