At the Crossroads

Is the whole world fated to become obese? Are we to look forward to societies in which everyone, give or take the odd exception, will be overweight? This day is not very far off in the US already, while countries such as the UK or Greece look set to be next. France herself is moving, slowly but surely, down the same road. It's a trend that threatens dire consequences for our health and that of the planet.

But perhaps this fate can be avoided. There's still room to hope that as further reports begin to hit the headlines, each more shocking than the last, we may be galvanized into action. The recent clampdown on smoking is a good example of the way the authorities, with the support of public opinion behind them, are ...

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