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By Jessica Williams

In this new version of her bestseller, Jessica Williams checks the temperature of our international and diagnoses a malaise with a few surprising indicators. Get the proof but additionally the human aspect of the tale at the world?s starvation, poverty, fabric and emotional deprivation; its human rights abuses and incredible wealth; the unstoppable upward push of consumerism, psychological disorder, the medicine alternate, corruption, gun tradition, the abuse of the environment and extra. The analysis may glance bleak, but there's wish, Williams argues, and it is right down to us to behave now to alter issues.

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The porn industry hasn’t grown at the same rate – if anything, it’s deflated slightly. org notes that nearly $7 billion of that figure is going to Iraq. ). But there is one overriding force that can take credit: the desire of people in the world that they should happen. People speaking out, making their voices heard, influencing the debate, making politicians listen to them. And this trend is growing every day. Since the original 50 Facts book was released, there’s been a huge surge in what I guess you could call everyday activism.

National governments can do more to promote healthy eating and exercise in schools – Singapore’s Trim and Fit scheme has reduced obesity among children by nearly a half through changes in school catering and increasing the amount of sport and nutritional education. But there is a clear danger that criticising certain food types too harshly could spark a huge backlash from the food industry. In April 2003 the WHO and the FAO were poised to issue a report on diet which suggested that sugar should make up no more than 10 per cent of a balanced diet.

I wouldn’t want to suggest you never visit Starbucks: from time to time, I go there too. It’s an almost-inevitable force in modern life. But when you do go there, make sure you go for the fair trade coffee. Pick up their literature in-store and don’t be afraid to write in to tell them what you’d like them to do. Then do the same thing in every chain coffee store you visit. And don’t stop going to your local independent café just because there’s a new place down the road. It may not offer the same bizarrely-flavoured syrups or those ice-blended confections that are so tempting on a hot day – but chances are it’s a lot more precious to your community.

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