Obesity Bulge

I just read an interesting article on the BBC’s home page about the increase of obesity in America. Apparently this is a problem that is not going away. The risk of diabetes and heart disease are on the rise, prompting one person from India to comment:

“3/4 population is dying without food and remaining 1/4 population is dying with too much of food. I don’t know whether this model of the world is working”
Shaz, Varanasi, India

The fascinating thing to me is that the writer of the article commented that the cost of obesity will be immense with the increase of heart disease and diabetes. Yet, one of the causes of this epidemic is our lust for money. We work long hours, save money when we buy cheap, unhealthy food, and have no problem with dumpy fast food chains selling us whatever they feel like. It seems to me that we are reaping what we have sown.