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Nearly Two Billion People Worldwide Now Overweight

More than 1.9 billion people worldwide were overweight in 2010, a 25 percent increase since 2002, a new Worldwatch analysis shows.

Washington, D.C.—A survey of statistics in 177 countries shows 38 percent of adults – those 15 years or older – are now overweight. The trend is strongly correlated to rising income and to an increase in preventable health problems, writes Richard H. Weil in the latest Vital Signs Online release from the Worldwatch Institute.

Highlights from the Launch of the European Office and State of the World 2011

Check out some highlights from the launch of Worldwatch' new European office in Copenhagen together with the Danish launch of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet. The event was hosted by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen on February 25th, 2011.

First Worldwatch Europe Branch Opens in Copenhagen

Event also announces the release of the groundbreaking report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet

February 25, 2011 — The Worldwatch Institute today announces the opening of its first European office in Copenhagen, Denmark. The opening will be celebrated at a major event starting today at 14:00 in downtown Copenhagen. More than 120 guests, including prominent researchers, policy makers, business leaders and press, have registered for the event.

Launch of State of the World 2011 in New York

New York, 12 January 2011 --- Today the Worldwatch Institute launches its flagship publication, State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet in New York City. The report spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities.