The economic crisis is making Europe fatter


Fascinating article in the IHT magazine. Because incomes are decreasing, European consumers are starting to make food choices based on price rather than quality. Something the United States knew for quite a long time:

Europe is discovering what many in the United States have known for a long time: when times are tough one of the first things to go out the window is health and nutrition. Low-income Americans have disproportionate levels of obesity, and many ascribe that fact to diets that include fast food like that at McDonald’s as a staple.

The article contains reports and statistics about behaviour related to food consumption.