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If the emerging global middle classes consume processed foods like the US consumer, then a Western style medical industry to merely treat symptoms should soon follow.I'm presently on a modified, meaning not following stringently, vegan diet that an individual derived from the Joel Furhman, M.D. book Eat To Live. I've already notched my work belt up two notches in a little over 3 weeks. It's supposed to be, in part, a weight loss diet, but given my undiagnosed food allergies, which already had me on a gluten-free regimen, I suspect the Furhman diet is also addressing my inflammation symptoms, too. I've also noticed no 'out-of-the-blue' headaches either, since the diet.
Congrats on your success! Perhaps others will see your note and be inspired to check out the book, too. I get out and hike an hour every day and don't eat much red meat and gave up sweets about 5 years ago. But, back to your global remark. When we look at global obesity statistics, seeing these expected processed food trends is discouraging. Think of all the packaging, refrigeration, and shipping that goes with it, too.