Published on Aug 21, 2013
Farms are sprouting up in vacant city lots and abandoned properties across the United States. By tilling the soil in places where people have little access to fresh food, these urban farms have the power to change what people eat … and the power to transform troubled neighborhoods. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble takes us to a community near Washington, DC, where a healthier life style is taking root.
I spotted this food section in a gourmet grocery store in Alexanderplatz, Berlin and thought it was too good to be true! Whoever curated this section has America down, for better or for worse.
Published on Aug 4, 2012 by CNN
Retired military officials say many Americans are too fat to fight. Deb Feyerick reports on the battle of the bulge.
Oct 3, 2011
Obesity is not just an American problem anymore. Nearly one third of the world’s population is overweight, according to a recent international survey by the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research institute in Washington DC. Researchers there say the trend is being driven, ironically, by rising personal income, and that is leading people to eat fattier foods and to exercise less. Producer Zulima Palacio has the story.
Oct 4, 2011
The World Health Organization estimates that 346 million people globally suffer from diabetes. Most of them live in low- and middle-income countries. The WHO projects that if current trends continue, deaths from the disease could double by 2030, and health experts warn it could become a global epidemic, with significant health and economic consequences.
A new study indicates that over half of the adult dogs and cats kept as pets in America are overweight or obese, and that the problem has gotten worse over the past year. This is, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, partly due to the fact that owners are not aware that their pets are overweight.
A new medical report cautions women that obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, overexposure to medical X-rays and hormone treatments during menopause can raise their risk of developing breast cancer. But critics say the report fails to emphasize the cancer-causing impact of many industrial chemicals and environmental pollutants – factors they believe could pose greater breast-cancer risks to women than their lifestyle choices.
Over 75% of an average American’s exercise now comes from drunkenly dancing, stealing street signs, and carrying home passed-out friends.