Overeating now bigger global problem than lack of food

  • metta

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:34 AM GMT
    Overeating now bigger global problem than lack of food

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23004-overeating-now-bigger-global-problem-than-lack-of-food.html
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 20, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
    Funny how that wasn't mentioned in The Book of Revelations.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 20, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidFunny how that wasn't mentioned in The Book of Revelations.icon_rolleyes.gif

    Well, it's quite the revelation now! icon_lol.gif
  • Suetonius

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    Dec 20, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    I misread it as "Overheating now a bigger problem " - and it really is a much bigger problem (of the world, that is.)
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Dec 20, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
    I better start eating more.
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    I feel guilty now. I've been overeating for two years in a not-so-successful attempt to gain weight. (Well, I did gain around 6 pounds in the past 6 months.)
  • Webster666

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    Dec 21, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    I think that overeating is less of a problem than poor diets and lack of exercise.

    Look at your grocery store.
    There's one entire aisle filled with nothing but bottles of sugar water.
    Another aisle has nothing but potato chips, etc.
  • Montague

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    Dec 21, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    It made me want french fries as soon as I opened that link.
  • kevmoran

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    Dec 21, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
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    Dec 21, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Suetonius saidI misread it as "Overheating now a bigger problem " - and it really is a much bigger problem (of the world, that is.)



    I misread it too, wtf what's wrong with our brains.
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    Dec 21, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidFunny how that wasn't mentioned in The Book of Revelations.icon_rolleyes.gif

    No, but theres the reference to a Cow passing through the head of a needle, before a rich msn would ever see Heaven... or something to that effect.
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    Dec 21, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    As for overeating, it and a lack of food are one and the same problem. Instead of focusing in how people are losing food, the story focuses on how those who have are relishing in it.

    "We eat and drink for tomorrow they die..." by U2. Out of lyrical context, but if you know the song it's mildly appropriate.
  • metta

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    Dec 21, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
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    http://boingboing.net/2012/12/21/ad-from-1890-when-parents-wan.html

    As rhapsodyangel points out on the Vintage Ads LJ, this fattening syrup outsold Coca-Cola in 1890, by promising that you and your loved ones could be "fat as pigs."

    In 1890, this sold more bottles than Coca Cola.