Obesity rates in the US have skyrocketed over the last twenty years, with no end in sight provoking former surgeon General, Richard Carmona to state: “obesity is a terror within. It is destroying our society from within and unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event that you can point out…” Beyond the shocking medical statistics and newspaper headlines, Killer at Large also examines the ethical and moral implications of the obesity epidemic with leaders of several world religions and exposes public policies that have contributed to the problem. Clearly, America is on the wrong path and as Dr. Lionel Tiger says in the film, “It’s a battle we fight three times a day and we’ve all been drafted. It’s truly the most democratic of wars.”
Faculty talk back led by Christopher Gardner (Stanford Prevention Research).
More information is here.http://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/ethics-events/events/view/676/?date=2010-02-25