Consuming fast food is not good for anyone involved. It causes extreme health concerns including a higher risk in disease and acquiring diabetes due to poor nutrition and sanitation in the products. Fast food is also responsible for a decline in the United States’ reputation and even harms the budgets for child public education. It is nearly impossible to defend the fast food industries and all of the horrible consequences involved with consuming fast food after reading the argument Schlosser presented in Fast Food Nation. Fast food consumption is continuing to completely destroy the nation’s economy and spread disease-causing bacteria all over the world.
The finding was that on average energy dense food cost $1.76 per 1000 calories, while low energy nutritious food cost $18.16 per 1,000 calories. (“Dope, A High Price for Healthy Food”) This basically shows that unhealthy food are a better bargain for people who are tight on money. The bad thing about it is that the prices for healthy food are continuing to rise while “junk food” is relatively the same or a tad bit lower. America's low income families are therefore In a cycle where since they can't afford healthy food they eat bad, which in turns leads to bad health which leads then leads to high insurance and medical bills which ultimately causes them to get poorer or remain at the bottom of the pyramid. Why is healthy food so much more expensive than regular food?
Haygood‘s essay implies the financial burden of purchasing more expensive foods limits the ability to choose a healthy lifestyle. Personal choice really can’t play a role when you are trying to eat healthy but you simply just can’t afford it. The town of Manchester is facing circumstantial obstacles from every angle; from the overabundance amount of fast food chains, the lack of income and education and the complacent attitudes of the community
When you walk into a soup kitchen and face poverty, you’re probably among people like yourself, poor. A scarce amount of money in your pocket and facing bad, sometimes serious financial issues. Unlike stylish clothing that runs at high prices now a days, aged clothing that is badly tattered is the only thing surrounding one’s body. The food you buy there isn’t very satisfying and will certainly not fill an empty stomach. If it’s a bad eating place, why do so many people in poverty eat there?
In United States by the middle of the 20th century supermarkets have increased their business and small grocery store have went out of business. More supermarkets are located in wealthy neighborhoods as compared to low income neighborhoods. This system creates a shortage of food in low income areas or in other words creates food deserts. According to author Thomas food deserts are “area[s] where people do not have easy access to healthy, fresh food, particularly if they are poor and have limited mobility” (Thomas 20). People in this food desert area do not have proper transportation facility and they end up shopping at smaller grocery stores where they pay high costs for low quality products.
World hunger, pollution, and population growth all contribute to the increasing tensions felt around the world. World hunger has been created by an unequal distribution of food and resources to the people of the world. Wealthier nations, like the United States, consume more than their fair share of resources, and throw away millions of dollars of edible food each day. This wasted food could have fed starving people in areas like Ethiopia. Another problem with food distribution is that governments, like those in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are exporting crops to countries willing to pay higher prices as opposed to feeding its own people (Haviland, 2011, 2008).
He insists they would not eat as much if they knew that it was bad for them or if the industry put nutrition labels on their food. My outlook on this topic varied significantly from that of Zinczenko’s. I feel that it is not the fault of the fast food company. Neither would I put blame on the younger children who eat fast food. I would put most of the culpability on the parents who do not teach their kids how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and buy their children unhealthy food. I disagree completely that we as Americans suffer from lack of information about nutrition in fast food.
So since they have low income they only thing they can do is go buy fast food. Arken and Houston also state more causes of obesity in the inner-city, “Obesity is determined by many factors (e.g inactivity, high-fat diet cultural preference)”(2).The culture the parents put their child in is basically by forced because of their living situation. With the low income it’s hard for the African American people to take their child to get health insurance, so they can’t receive advice from the medical establishment on how to prevent obesity. In, “Facing Up to Childhood Obesity” Phillips states the effects of inactivity in Great Britain. Arken and Houston do the same in Obesity in Inner-City African
Even though everyone has the right to sufficient food, the global economic crisis resulted in food insecurity, which is not just one country's problem but a global problem. Not having access to sufficient food can lead to nutritional problems such as malnutrition and stunting, amongst others. According to the 2004 report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the state of food insecurity in the world, more than 814 million people in developing countries are undernourished. Of these people, 204 million live in countries of sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa. (Anon., 2004) By looking at the background of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and Genetically Modified (GM) foods, a few arguments for and against the use of GMO`s
Bissou L Bahi Prof Dowdy English 111 Spring 2012 TOPIC: HUNGER AND POVERTY IN THE THIRD WORLD I. Introduction Hunger is a term which has three meanings (Oxford English Dictionary 1971) such as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. Hunger is not just the need to eat; hunger, as the word is used by food and health experts, can be defined as the continuing deprivation in a person of the food needed to support a healthy life. The more technical term is under nutrition. Over time, hunger slows physical and mental development in children and leaves them more vulnerable to illness and disease.