This to me is a shocking thought as we in the UK are the 6th wealthiest country in the world and the US is the wealthiest and yet we have a staggering prediction like this.
So whats gone wrong? We have global markets and access to fabulous foods from all over the world and yet obesity is a growing health issue and the scariest thing for me is for children who rely on their parents/guardians are becoming more obese than their parents, so its a downward spiral.
Earlier this year I walked past a pub and outside an over weight young woman who was over weight and inebriated looked at me and smiled and said to her friend life's to short...and I thought and you're making it shorter...
In part it's down to slick advertising of processed foods but it's also down to 'us' the consumer what choices we make.
And I think that the real problem is too many people don't know or care or even think about what they are really eating and have busy lifestyles and want fast food and instant gratification.
To me there is a lack of awareness of what we are really eating and then making the right choices for us, it sounds too easy but it works.
My advice is be mindful of what you eat and why.
And food for thought does over eating sweet or comfort foods make people happy or unhappy...
So what is the answer...take responsibility for what you and your loved ones eat...
Here's the article in todays independent: