This post you see is from 2010 – 12 years ago – that I posted this. It was “new news” at that time.
In low-income countries, obesity is a problem of the wealthy. The poor are “protected from obesity” (as they word it) because of all-food-types food scarcity.
By contrast in middle-income and higher income countries, obesity ceases to be a problem solely of the wealthy because the issue of all-food-types food scarcity is solved: there is SOMETHING to eat to prevent skin-and-bones starvation.
So now, in middle-to-high income countries, the question of food access can change because no longer is it a question of all-food-types scarcity.
Of course, it’s possible to _not_ change the question and leave things status quo.
This link is from 2012.
So: By standards of low-income countries, our job is done.
If that is the standard we use for middle to high income countries, then there are no more questions to ask, no more considerations to make, the burden can shift to individual choice entirely and government can wash their hands of consequences.
That is what we’d _been_ doing for a long time and it’s certainly possible to continue that way.
However, I don’t think it’s entirely possible for a middle or high income country’s government to wash its hands of responsibility here because of the global food supply, funneled through a small handful of very large corporations.
Corporations are legal entities whose existence is supported by enforced law, and law is enforced by government as they are the seat of justice systems.