from Shimshon Bichler & Jonathan Nitzan

Here is a silent killer.

While the proportion of the world’s population subject to hunger keeps falling, that of the overfed, mostly with junk, is climbing.

In 2005, the two trends crossed: for the first time in the history of humanity, the number of obese people surpassed that of the underweight, and the process continues unabated.

The latest data, for 2016, show that almost 14% of the world’s population is now obese — nearly three times more than in 1975!

Also noteworthy is that the incidence of undernourishment is similar for women and men, but the incidence of obesity isn’t: women are almost 1/3rd more likely to suffer from it than men.

Another ominous fact is that the proportion of obesity is growing in virtually every country.

These trends, courtesy of the modern food and entertainment complex, come with a long list of illnesses — from hypertension and cholesterol, to diabetes and heart disease, to strokes, gallbladder diseases, cancer, mental issues, body pains and low quality of life. And they give rise to an equally profitable business complex that tries to ‘cure’ and ‘alleviate’ these conditions, with huge profits to boot. The double-sided beauty of strategic sabotage.

For more: ‘Capitalizing Obesity’ (2016) https://bnarchives.yorku.ca/474/