Food Police To Starving People: At Least You're Not Fat
Alarmist professor Barry Popkin, previously seen touting a report that even top food cop Michael Jacobson considered spurious, unveiled the results of his latest study at the International Association of Agricultural Economists conference in Australia yesterday. The news is very good for the world's hundreds of millions of starving and malnourished people: Obesity is now the bigger problem (no pun intended).
Even if Popkin's calculations stand, there's still something seriously wrong with his picture. Are overeating and starving really comparable problems? Can they really be (sorry) weighted equally? Does a Des Moines factory worker who is ten pounds overweight have a like interest in correcting his health as a chronically undernourished Sudanese child?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have officially lost all perspective. Welcome to the ranks of the food cops.
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