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Obesity Wars

Marc Ambinder wrote a cover story for the Atlantic on obesity. The story drew upon Ambinder’s own personal experience, and he concluded that:

Putting individual solutions and free will up against the increase in portion sizes, massive technological and societal changes, food-company taste-engineering, and the ubiquity of effective television advertisements is like asking Ecuador to conquer China. And yet, that is what public-health campaigns suggest we do.

I have a friend who disagrees, and he has a blog. Check it out.

Ambinder’s piece also features this great laugh line: “Like other trademark Obama-administration policies, it is cautious and reliant on consensus.”


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