Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Changing junk food policies may slow obesity epidemic

By Samara Abramson

February 22, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Picture this: 11 of the most powerful CEOs of America’s largest food companies, including Nestlé, Kraft, General Mills and Mars, sitting in the auditorium of Pillsbury’s headquarters discussing the prevalence of obesity in the United States and...

Obesity as a ‘social problem’

By Nikhil Rao

January 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

A lot is being made of obesity, especially in the most obese country in the world: the United States. Obesity has been dubbed a ‘social problem’. Factors leading to obesity have been called harmful to the environment. It is said to impose a large cost on the taxpayer and people have said th...