Archive for September 2009
From Obesity and the Fastness of Food by Catherine Rampell in the New York Times.
So how come all the English speaking nations – Mexico excepted – are at the top of this chart, asks George Wallace of A Fool in the Forest? I just got back from a trip to London and Paris. London was full of fast food, Paris was not. Where there is a vacuum, fast food will fill it. The English speaking world’s vacuum is vast – food isn’t about community, health, ritual. No, it’s profit making, entertainment, novelty. Is it any wonder the WHO ranks France no. 1 and the US no.37 in health?