I'm obese again, btw.
[O]bese people['s] higher consumption of food has a two-fold effect, researchers said.The first step in effective problem solving is knowing who to blame. If only we showed prudence with our caloric intake! Then we could build all of the coal plants we wanted.
First of all the increasing demand for food... contributes to the rising cost of fuel.... [O]bese people are likely to rely on transport more and put more strain on that transport because of their mass, which again drives up prices and usage....
Phil Edwards, who co-authored the article, said: "Urban transport policies that promote walking and cycling would reduce food prices by reducing the global demand for oil and promotion of a normal weight."
But Dr David Haslam, of the National Obesity Forum, said it was "stretching it a bit" to blame the obese in the way.Fatty apologist!
"Really, it is discriminatory towards obese people. They are an easy target at the moment, but I think the causes of climate change and rising food prices is much more complex."