Obesity is bad for public health, bad for the environment. What can be done?
[There was a technical problem with the version of this posted earlier.] Obesity is an issue that gets sporadic media attention. But it’s a serious problem, and it’s getting worse. An ever-increasing proportion of the population suffers from obesity. If present trends continue, over half the U.S. population will be obese in another twenty years …CONTINUE READING
Aquaculture could help save wild fisheries from devastation.
It’s time to take a second look at fish farms. Environmentalists, not to mention foodies, tend to turn up their noses at fish farms. It’s true that badly managed fish farms can be a source of water pollution and other environmental problems. But sustainable fish farming would have major environmental benefits. To begin with, fish …CONTINUE READING
Gallup has done a fascinating series of surveys recently on fast food and diet. Here are some highlights: What we eat? About 30% of Americans have fast food at least once a week, while another 30% say they have it once or twice a month. Interestingly, about half of Americans think fast food isn’t really …CONTINUE READING