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Globesity, a planet out of control?

Published by Earthscan in April 2009, this book draws parallels between the twin problems of growing obesity and climate change.
Published by Earthscan in April 2009, this book draws parallels between the twin problems of growing obesity and climate change. Written by specialists in public health nutrition, Globesity excamines the underlying nature and causes of this rapid rise in obesity world wide. It argues that the causes of obesity are primarily socio-economic and the result of a distorted agricultural and food production and supply system. To address this problem, it says that we must learn how to better manage the physical, social and economic environment rather than simply focus on individual lifestyle choices. Drawing parallels between the obesity crisis and climate change, the authors find that both are characterized by the over-consumption of expensive and increasingly scarce resources and require radical, urgent, and sustainable solutions. The authors argue that if we are to deal with the twin crises of our climate and our waistlines, action must be taken now. See here for more information.
 

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