Saturday, November 04, 2006

this picture says it all..

Thanks, Mr. Fish.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Friday Cat Blogging From the LPS

DSC_0034.jpg, originally uploaded by andy_wallis.

Left Paw Society

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Europe Tackles Obesity Epidemic...

It is interesting to note how the EU is approaching obesity. 1) They are beginning to attack it before it becomes as grave as in the U.S.; 2) They understand it as a systems issue and not one entirely related to personal responsibility. Here's a quote from a reuters story:

High fat, energy dense diets and sedentary lifestyles over the last 20 to 30 years, along with economic growth, urbanization and the globalization of food markets have contributed to expanding waistlines around the globe.

The November 15-17 meeting in Turkey, which will include ministers of transport, environment, education and finance, will look at measures to improve the consumption of healthy foods, to increase exercise in schools and the work place and to involve health systems in dealing with the epidemic.

It will culminate in the adoption of a European Charter on Counteracting Obesity which will propose action plans and includes calls for political commitment. (Reuters)