25% of the US population is now considered obese (ie 20% or more above their optimum weight). Some say it will be 50% by 2015. In the UK it is set to reach 30%.The reason: too much food & a sedentary life style! Until this generation, all mankind could think about was getting food. Today, such is the abundance that food literally means NOTHING! Plus the effects of growth hormones, GM franken-foods, hidden fats and sugars etc. I saw a whole busload of US Hawaiian Polynesian-type tourists literally tumble out of their bus and attack pentuple-decker felafels and schwarmas quaffed down with gallons of regular coke. They were ALL HUGE! Massive torsos, thighs and arms. It was sad & grotesque. WI obesity reached such an epidemic level, collapses the medical and caring services with heart attacks, diabetes, blindness, a non-ambulant, non-productive populace, on a scale much worse than cigarette smoking damage? Could the government actually enforce compulsory food rationing to save the nation from collapsing under its own weight?!