Food prices throughout the world have risen at an unprecedented rate, according to a warning issued by the United Nations. Given the rising cost of food, why are Americans—along with citizens of other countries—ballooning?
In an article titled “What’s Triggering Body Inflation?” that appeared on basilandspice.com on July 24, 2008, I asked this question because I wondered if we had overcomplicated the matter. (Go here for the full article.) I cited research conducted in Europe that suggested people were gaining weight simply because they ate too much.
confirmed my own experience. How did I acquire 62 surplus pounds? I
ate too much. How did I lose weight? I consumed fewer calories by
What triggers body inflation? Genetics? Watching too much television? Perhaps the answer is simply consumption inflation. If it is, can we accept such a straightforward answer? Or will we seek an answer that does not require us to alter our current way of life—and eating?
Like Brutus, will we continue to look for answers not in ourselves but in the stars?
"The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves." William Shakespeare