Monday 18 December 2017

Fat chance

• Kevin Myers hit the nail on the head (Irish Independent, May 18) when he stated that childhood obesity arrived with feminism.

Not only were women liberated from domestic duties, which undoubtedly helped the growth of the fast food industry, but by joining the workforce (or perhaps not) they were also liberated from breastfeeding.

This was achieved with the help of the formula milk/food industry -- an industry in which Ireland has a huge economic interest.

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