Over the summer of 2006 I worked in Foresight (a Government think tank based in the Government Office for Science) to vision the impact of the predicted obesity epidemic over the next 50 years. I worked in collaboration with Jessica Charlesworth in the development of our scenarios which are highlighted on this site.
Our work considered the evolution of the body in response to an overtly obesogenic environment and some proposals for tackling the problem. Our project aims to be a point of provocation informed by Foresight's extensive consultation with leading world scientists, experts etc in order to stimulate debate in Government as well as the general public. The Foresight project on obesity will publish its findings from October 2007 on www.foresight.gov.uk.