As the obese population continues to increase globally every year, the impact of the corresponding increase in demand for high-calorie food also intensifies. The ecological costs of such a demand are quite substantial, obesity is now recognized as a major contributing factor in the increase of greenhouse gas emissions.
Moreover. the continuously increasing demand for high energy foods represents the excessive consumption of natural resources. Aside from the emissions, the unnecessary consumption equates to unnecessary wastes that adversely impact the environment.
Unbalanced nutritional patterns increase metabolic food wastes, which in turn increases the ecological impact of obesity on the environment. Reducing the obesity rate in each nation therefore, not only allows for improvement of human well being but also of environmental health.
The Ecological Costs of Obesity on a Global Scale Measured in Terms of Metabolic Food Wastes
Scientific studies express metabolic food wastes (MFW) in terms of kilogram weight of food, whilst determining it based on the amount of excess body fat (EBF). The measure of the EBF’s impact on the environment is in turn expressed as [MFW(kgCO2eq)] for carbon emissions, [MFW(×10 m2)] for land, and [MFW(×10 L)] for water. If one is to ask what is the current measure of obesity’s global impact, the latest calculations revealed an estimated outcome of 140.7 million in MFW tons of food.
The estimate includes EBF data from countries in Europe (EU), North America, North America Oceania, Latin America, Industrialized Asia, South, Southeast and West Asia, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Of these regions, EU countries account for the largest, at 39.2 million in MFW per tons of food. North American Oceanian countries ranks second for measuring 32.5 million tons.
While the ecological costs of obesity in other regions are not as titanic as the amount measured in Europe and in North American Oceannia, the largeness of the metabolic food wastes reported, should at least stir obese populations across the world to take action.
The modern weight loss methods recommended include shifting to consuming more vegetables and fruits, abstinence from food high in sugar and transfat, and increased physical activities that will burn stored calories.
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