We are what we eat
Two years ago, our family entertained two guests who are my father’s niece from Taiwan. That was the second year we stay in California, and we hadn’t go back to Taiwan during pass two years. What’s interesting is that when she first time saw us in airport, she was surprised about our appearances. “You are inflating, just like balloon!” she said with smile. What make that change of our face and weight? We began to make fun with each others by this topic. But how is that really happened? I don’t know if immigrant from Europe or Africa eat more or not, but Asian immigrants eat more than they usually did in Asia for sure. And I find out our answer can be dig out from our transforms of eating habits in U.S.
The Story of the Stuff is a book of discussions about the production cycle which mainly focuses on human consumption. I took the ideas and think a lot, and do some research of these issues. Related to U.S. food consumption, I realize there are a lot of food wasting should not appear in our daily meals, from McDonald's to Tacobel, and from Safeway to Panda Express, many of the food waste were dumped into the trash can. My father Murphy comes from China this Christmas to visit us; he saw people left three forth of the pizza on a trash can of the mall. He asks “Do they really understand how many people starving in China?” I have nothing to say. According to the U.S. EPA statistics (2007), in U.S., 12.7% of the food waste sent to landfill waste incinerators each year. It’s impossible to fundamentally change this situation, but there are still some possibilities for us to reduce the waste by making clear about our daily food waste and where does it go.
I am going to notice these immigrants to let them recognize of what they eat, to keep body and healthy well. Many people didn’t pay attention about what they eat, and for us out coming visitors to this land, are hard to understand what we just ate, where these food coming from? How it cook?...