Thursday, August 17, 2006

More People Fat Than Undernourished

The number of overweight people in the world now outnumbers the number of malnourished people for the first time, according to a leading nutritionist.

There are now over one billion overweight people worldwide, compared to 800 million who are undernourished, said Professor Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Holy crap.

The United States ranks near the bottom, just ahead of Turkey, in a new survey measuring public acceptance of evolution in 34 countries.

The study, led by University of Michigan researcher Jon Miller, found that 40 percent of Americans accept evolution, down from 45 percent over the past 20 years. Among the nations examined, only Turkey had a lower rate of acceptance of evolution, with 25 percent accepting it and 75 percent rejecting it.

In Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and France, 80 percent or more of adults accepted evolution. In Japan, 78 percent of adults did.