What does this mean?
It means very simply that the food we are feeding children is bad.
The site also reports that "... since 1970 men and women worldwide have gained slightly more than ten years of life expectancy overall, but they spend more years living with injury and illness."
So what is modern society, world wide, doing to our children?
It would appear to be abusing them by over feeding them or, more likely, feeding them bad food.
I have written a lot in this and the personal blog about the SAD (Standard American Diet) state of nutrition in the country.
We sell processed food that's either nutritionally deficient or full of things that are bad for your body.
To wit: Bromided Vegetable Oil (BVO).
A flame retardant or something along those lines.
Now found in Gatorade according to this NY Times story.
One imagines that at some level there is a "company meeting" where Bob the accountant gets up and says "Gee, we could make $.001/botttle/can of X if we switch from X to VBO."
One also imagines that the other folks in the meeting, many with small kids or in fact drinking this stuff themselves say, "Sure, why not..."
Probably some guy or girl pipes up in the back and says "hey, a, isn't this banned in Europe and on the FDA soon-to-be-bad list?"
Then someone's cell phone goes off: little Johnny needs to be picked up from school.
An alert pops up on someone's laptop: "Meeting in 5 mins..."
A quick show of hands and in goes the BVO.
Everyone runs to the next meeting.
Now imagine at the UN where we purchase all the food for starving children.
And the companies, owned by relatives of the UN, vying for contracts based on lowest price.
Bet the same thing happens...