The obesity epidemic is spreading in these 10 developed countries.
We're pudgy. We're roly-poly and jiggly. But some have more wobbly bits than others. In more than half of the member countries of the Organisation of Economic and Co-operative Development, at least one in two people are now overweight or obese. Parents are plying their kids with excess calories with one hand and feeding themselves junk and processed food with the other. As we take a look at the fittest — and of course fattest — countries within the OECD, we also take a look at some of the measures being undertaken to tackle the global battle of the bulge. Statistics are based on the latest updated OECD figures released this past February.
Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient me... More Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient methods of subsistence for insights into how we can feed our growing global population in years to come—without overwhelming the planet. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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