Friday, April 12, 2013

The Fat of the Land

This animated map from the CDC shows how obesity has grown across America over time from 1985 to 2010. Everything that defines American culture and that Americans are proud of has helped create this unprecedented growth. As the American economy developed and grew in the post war period food and drink became increasingly processed and delivered in a manner that emphasized quantity and consumption over quality. We have seen this before, when empires become large so to do their constituents. The Atlantic

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