September 4, 2011
Jamie Oliver has joined a team of nutritionists and health experts who are urging the UN to address the issue of obesity at their next summit on disease.
"There seems to be a trend with developing countries wanting to follow in the footsteps of the western world, and copy their patterns of fast food and consumerism," Oliver said. "Pre-packed convenience food is seen as a symbol of being 'modern' in developing countries, but the problems it causes are long-term, and costly."
The summit on disease is taking place on September 20th in New York City.