Written by Rob Rogers on .

It is sad and alarming to watch the global contrast between the obesity epidemic in this country and the global hunger epidemic. I am reminded of the mantra my parents used to use to get me to eat my vegetables: "Finish your dinner ... there are starving children in Africa." It was as if by finishing all my food it might somehow relieve the hunger of a child in Africa. It was nonsense, of course, but it made us feel guilty and we finished our vegetables.


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