“Not only is obesity increasing, but no national success stories have been reported in the past 33 years.” In a divided world, the one thing we all seem to have in common is an expanding belt size. From Bloomberg: The world is getting fatter and no one knows how to stop it. (For what it’s worth, during my week in Tokyo, I’ve only seen a couple of overweight people, and one of them was me.)

+ “In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar — and not fat — was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?” From The Guardian: The sugar conspiracy.

+ And it’s not just how much we eat. It’s how much we waste. “If food waste were its own country … it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases.”

+ Wired: Your healthy lifestyle won’t necessarily make you healthier.