The Way We Eat Now

Harvard Magazine

Many foreigners already view Americans as rich, greedy over-consumers, stuffing themselves with far more than their share of the planet's resources.

Obese American travelers waddling through international airports and hotel lobbies only reinforce that image.

Yet our fat problem is becoming a global one as food corporations export our sugary, salty, fatty diet: Beijing has more than a hundred McDonald's franchises, which advertise and price the same food in the same way, and with the same level of success.

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