So, I guess it is back to the old days.
The rising numbers of people who are overweight and obese in the UK means the nation uses 19% more food than 40 years ago, a study suggests.We lived in the UK in 1974 and it was a wonderful experience. I wonder if we can go back?
That could equate to an extra 60 mega tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, the team calculated.
In the mean time, here is the end of the article:
It is not just a UK issue - in nearly every country in the world, the average BMI [body mass index] is rising. [This means you, Mr and Mrs North and South America and all the ships at sea.]So, there you have it. Eat your veggies and go out for a walk now and then.
Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, president of the Faculty of Public Health said shifting the population weight distribution back to that of the 1970s would do quite a lot to help the planet.
"In the 1970s we had bigger portions of vegetables and smaller portions of meat and there's been a shift in the amount of exercise we do.
"All these things are combining to hurt the planet and this is a calculation that deserves a bit more attention," he said.
Regards — Cliff