Sunday, October 31, 2004

Will they blame McDonalds for South Africa, too?

Apparently, obesity levels in South Africa are just as high as in the United States, but with the added irony of large numbers of people going hungry. Clearly, this is an expression of culture: in both the black and white communities, there is an emphasis on being big as a sign of wealth and health. And anyone who's ever visited the US from Europe will recognise the desire to prove the quality of the welcome by the size of the portions.

So, errr... what's our excuse in the UK?

BBC NEWS | World | Africa | S Africans 'as fat as Americans'


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