Will half of the world overweight by 2050?
According to specific world research, more than 4 billion (45%) could be overweight by 2050. And 1.5 billion (16%) people may suffer from stoutness by 2050. This is all because of the Global eating habit that has set the world on this overweight curse. Simultaneously, 500 million people will be underweight and suffering from starvation by 2050. Weight gain and obesity have become a crucial health concern for all people over the world. These disturbing lifestyle issues have their own set of problems with many diseases including diabetes. Cholesterol, and many other health risks. Global obesity has tripled since 1975 according to The World Health Organization.
Junk food causes obesity
Our food habit also has a bad impact that causes excess fat deposition in the body. Junk food always negatively affects the stomach and health also. Experts convey their focus from whole grains, pulses, and plant-based to the sugary and fat-laden dishes on which pizza, fries, and ice-cream are involved. Because this health risk leads to various health risks and troubles. According to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact (PIK), if the current trend about the people that what they eat and how in various parts of the world, the wide gaps in nutrition will grow into the gulf in the coming 30 years. If we want to predict how global nutrition will change in the coming years, firstly, we should understand the kinds of food we are eating. Secondly, how populations are growing rapidly. Thirdly, how food is being produced and wasted. It is a first-of-its-kind study recommended by the German news agency. If we continue focusing on nutrition transition, we will not be able to achieve eradicating hunger worldwide, the united national goal.
Many populations have been cut back on vegetable, plant-based and healthy stretches. Researchers claimed that the world will not only be overweight but also will be underweighted by 2050. The main reason is that the poor people on our planet simply do not have enough income to purchase food. From PIK, co-author Prajal Pardhan explained that in developed countries people don’t feel the economic and environmental outcome of wasting food.
The researchers concluded that the study about this issue can help us to open many pathways for much-required policies across the countries for a “Qualitative transition towards sustainable and healthy diets”.
Food and other waste in Pakistan
Pakistan is a country where food is wasting on a large scale. A large number of people face obesity but cannot control themselves from eating. At weddings, food is wasted heavily. People filled their plates in cunning but do not eat it properly. Then throw it as a waste. That increasing the weight of the world rapidly. Moreover, householders, hospitals, and many others throw waste openly. They do not throw their waste stuff properly. Meanwhile, many people in Pakistan sleep hungry. Multiple people are deprived of food because of facing poverty. So, it is the ethical responsibility of the rich one to help the poor. But, it is said to say that instead of providing food to the poor, people waste it. All Pakistani should wake up and spread awareness regarding food wastage. People should understand that the food should provide needy one than waste.
Wastage is a global significance issue. Food waste is an important issue that highlights that one-third of edible food produced for human beings is wasted all over the world each year. It is a significant issue in developing countries where most food is wasted by householders. The environmental costs of this waste can be seen in the form of the overweight of the world. Many resources are required to produce food as well as emissions the food. In the UK, 15 million tonnes of food and drinks are thrown away every year. In which half waste(7 million tones) are because of householders. Approximately a third of the food that they purchase for consumption throws away. The amount of this wastage is approximately USD 590 per year per household.
Overweight and obesity reduction
Obesity and portly along with its diseases are preventable. A supportive environment and community can play a fundamental role in shaping people’s choices of food. They can suggest to them healthy food, make their choice better, and regulate them for physical activities. This the most easiest and affordable choice that can prevent you from becoming overweight. Individually, people can limit the consumption of food and increase consumption of vegetables, and fruits. They can limit energy intake and engage in regular physical activity. Individual responsibility has more advantages where people have access to a healthy lifestyle. However, societal support is also important to help individuals. Society can help them through the sustained administration of evidence and population-based policies that make regular physical activity affordable and accessible. They can make their choice healthier.
The food industry can help in promoting a healthy diet. They can remove fat, sugar, and salt from the food they are producing. They should ensure that a healthy and nutritious choice should be available for all consumers. They should reduce food marketing in which they use high sugar, salt, and fats. Especially the food that is produced for children and teenagers. They should ensure the availability of healthy food and should support healthy physical activity at the workplace.