"Jamie Oliver calls for global action to tackle obesity"
A coalition of nutrition and health experts – ranging from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to former government chief scientist Sir David King – are urging western nations to play a key role in halting the dramatic rise in numbers of obese people across the planet.
"There seems to be a trend with developing countries wanting to follow in the footsteps of the western world, and copy their patterns of fast food and consumerism," Oliver told the One Young World conference in Switzerland on Friday. The phenomenon was a particular problem in India, South America and the Middle East, he said. Oliver added: "Pre-packed convenience food is seen as a symbol of being 'modern' in developing countries, but the problems it causes are long-term, and costly." "Diet-related diseases are two of the top five causes of premature death for people under 60 years old. They look set to create an absolute catastrophe over the next 30 to 40 years if nothing changes."
Oliver's aim is to encourage heads of state and the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, to "sit up and take notice" at a summit on non-communicable disease in New York on 20 September. He called for a "global movement to make obesity a human rights issue" and urged a million people to sign a petition. Oliver also urged countries to hold on to their national dishes, and for recipes to pass from generation to generation, saying: "I believe that together we can make some real noise ahead of this meeting of experts."
The United Nations is not going to solve obesity. The politicians do not care, and the multi-national corporations including the pharmaceutical companies will profit from the hordes of the newly fat. The food multi-nationals are profiting now off selling people pseudo-food and their versions of chemical Solyent Green. Also, if one looks at the global economic predictors, the world is leaning on the edge of economic collapse what will happen when people no longer can afford the packages of ramen noodles and greasy potato chips? Turning to the United Nations to solve obesity is like turning to Godzilla to rebuild your city's infrastructure, after a double earthquake-hurricane has devestated it. Why aren't you telling the UNITED NATIONS to rescind Codex Alimentarius which is out to destroy even more access to healthy supplements and health food?
Wake up Jamie and quit being a sucker! They want to solve "obesity" like they want to solve world wide exploitation. They don't! All you want to do is help them get even more power to tell people what to eat and of course then they can raise food prices even more, and sell the world "starvation" and "rationing" for the "common good".