Pope laments para­dox of hunger and obe­sity

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Pope Fran­cis is call­ing for life­style and di­etary changes to ad­dress the para­dox of a world in which peo­ple suf­fer from mal­nu­tri­tion in some ar­eas and obe­sity in oth­ers. In a mes­sage yesterday for UN World Food Day, Fran­cis lamented the “dis­torted re­la­tion­ship be­tween food and nu­tri­tion” that he blamed on the world econ­omy’s prof­i­tat-all-cost men­tal­ity. While obe­sity used to be a prob­lem of the de­vel­oped world, he said, it is in­creas­ingly an is­sue in poorer coun­tries, lead­ing to di­a­betes, heart prob­lems and even eat­ing dis­or­ders such as anorexia and bu­limia.

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