Children of the Corn Melanie Ho DeVry University Children of the Corn What's scarier than a fictional story about manic children killing to appease a corn obsessed demon? How about the real life obsession America has with corn and its byproducts. Some parts may sound like it could be derived from a Stephen King novel but the lengths that America has gone to to ensure its corn supply is very real. The overuse of corn and its byproducts are ruining America's diet and having a negative effect on agricultural businesses and the environment from small town farms all the way to the Amazon. Kim Ratz (2005) calculated that out of the 10,000 items that consumers find in a typical grocery store, “At least 2,500 items use corn in some form during the production or processing.” The solution would be to start replacing corn products such as High Fructose Corn Syrup with with less damaging sweeteners.
We should care about our environment by ordering smaller amounts of food when in restaurants. Many people in the restaurants order too much food especially in buffets but when they finish their dinner, we can see there are still have some food left on the dishes. I was one of them who always wasted food when I was done with my meal. I didn’t realize that the food I tossed in the trash could impact our environment and lead to pollution concerns. In the book, Bloom said “it’s easier for today’s children to waste food because they are so removed from its origins.” The reason why we waste food easily is we don’t have the chance to plant, water, or nurse the plants by ourselves, so we don’t know how hard it is to plant and grow the food.
A nation should never fail to protect its citizens from mass killings, either intentionally or through inability to fight back , it is the countries military's responsibility to protect the citizens being affected. I feel many people think it's the United States fault for not helping Rwanda earlier but there's so many countries in Africa that could help. I understand wealth and food is an issue in Rwanda but United States shouldn't be at shame for any part of the Genocide. Many people blame the 800 deaths in the genocide on the United States of America(Rosenberg). The United States government should become less commanding and have less of an active role in world affairs because the benefits outmarch the cons.
Those without transportation are subjected to shopping at convenience and corner stores. Residents with better access to supermarkets and reliable transportation are less likely to develop obesity and more likely to have a healthy diet. But, where healthy food is more costly, sugars and fats are inexpensive and abundant. Families that are low-income try to stretch the dollar by buying cheap foods that are filling. These foods are of low quality, and have been the leading cause of obesity.
Since, the diet helps keep weight down and it is high in fiber which lowers blood sugar levels. Getting enough iron is the biggest concern for vegetarians. However, eating food like legumes, tofu, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and dried fruits can provide iron. Vegetarians can take an iron supplement as another option. Vitamin B12 is a vitamin only found in animal products.
More people can be fed at a lower cost when using factory farming, but it may not be worth the harm it causes the animals, our environment, and possibly our food. Factory farming started to be able to feed our growing population in a more cost effective way. It was great to be able to feed the growing population of the world in a quicker way than what was happening before. Along the way the treatment of the animals has gone down as well as the quality of the food. “Researchers concluded that the current animal food industry is quite simply unacceptable due to its effects on humans, the environment, and animals raised for food.
In fact, other sources point to the fact that McDonald’s is much further from these goals than the soya initiative's apparent success would indicate. Suppliers in McDonald’s supply chain are still employing practices that are contrary to the sustainability goals. For example, on the issue of animal welfare, the chickens raised for McDonald’s white meat products live in terrible conditions (Kenner 2008). The main problem is that McDonald’s does not use strict enough auditing measures on its suppliers regarding sustainable practices and corporate social responsibility. As a result of this lax auditing of its suppliers, McDonald’s was forced to retroactively create a large-scale soya initiative, enacted after Greenpeace’s outcry.
Those things are the one that makes us overeat. Bigger portion is not necessary good. It might be a good deal but not good for our eating behavior. A survey found that with a bigger portion people tend to eat more and not realize it. When we serve our food on a plate, we usually finish what we get; if we use a big plate, then we could fill up the plate and eat a lot more but if we use a small plate, then the space is limited and will not fill it up as much.
Z Vang Understanding of our Food Some people prefer to have knowledge about their food such as where it is coming from and how the food was prepared. Some people are just ignorant and buy whichever that are cheap or looks the best. Some people do not have time to go deep into knowing their food resulting in unhealthy eating. These days the food industry decorates food and attracts the customers with their products that may not be healthy at all, brainwashing consumers’ mind in making them forget the reality of food. In the essay, “The Pleasures of Eating” by Wendell Berry, he states that the society lacks the knowledge of the making of their food and whether the food is healthy or unhealthy.
Food additives can affect food positively and negatively. Food additives have become more popular in foods because a large number of societies do not cultivate their own crops. Additives in food are growing in the world because of demanding life styles, no time for “homemade” meals, and just plain and simple laziness. Technology is also a key factor in the production of food additives. Although some people may be against the concept of a food additive, scientists do very thorough testing on each individual additive.