Diet Hard With a Vengeance

Don’t worry. Just because this piece you are reading will soon plug the lecture appearance of Eric Schlosser, author of the bestselling fast-food exposé Fast Food Nation, it doesn’t mean that we are going to slam Fat America. Instead, we are going to slam Fat Planet Earth. Okay, maybe the entire globe isn’t bulging at the waistline on account of nasty-ass microwave cuisine or the compromising health agent known as high-fructose corn syrup. Nope, this story was written to quickly illustrate that other countries are expanding their (yuck) cellulite. For example, surveys predict that Mexico, currently the world’s second-fattest country, could surpass the States in its fatness within 10 years. Scary shit.
Thu., April 3, 8 p.m., 2008