It’s how many AND how much
June 27th 2012 | Tags: Food, Population info and analysis
A recent report from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine linked growing obesity to sustainability.
The press release said:
Professor Ian Roberts, who led the research at LSHTM, said: “Everyone accepts that population growth threatens global environmental sustainability – our study shows that population fatness is also a major threat. Unless we tackle both population and fatness our chances are slim.”
Yet the BBC found a different quote:
One of the authors of the paper, Prof Ian Roberts, explained the thinking behind the calculation.
"When people think about environmental sustainability, they immediately focus on population. Actually, when it comes down to it - it's not how many mouths there are to feed, it's how much flesh there is on the planet."
Interesting difference in emphasis...
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