Wal-Mart does not care about the American economy because they are thriving the way the economy is now, so American citizens have to stand up for their communities. According to the book, How Walmart is destroying America and what you can do about it, when you are a huge rich company and all you want to do is get huger and richer, it turns out a lot of smaller, poorer people have to get hurt in the process. Wal-Mart with all its size and power, could hurt people or help them in a lot of situations. Which do you think it normally chooses to do (Bill Quinn 102)? The answer for so many years has obviously been hurt people.
Food served today does not come with proper warning labels. The food industry is marketing to a group of children and since there are no warnings, it will cause more problems. Problems like sickness, obesity, & litigious parents. Honestly the obesity problem in America wont is solved quickly. There is so much money to be made and for a fast food company to do something that would endanger their revenue is unlikely to happen.
Corporations make us fat Many people claim that it is personal responsibility of what you eat, however fast food corporations and their marketing strategies make it almost impossible to say no. From childhood we are conditioned to grab a large combo meal on our way home instead of going to the grocery store then cooking it ourselves. The ease, convenience, and the cheap prices make it all too easy for consumers. Corporations are to blame for America’s obesity problems because of their lack of nutritional information available to consumers, their lack of alternatives, and their brand recognition and advertisements addicting us from childhood. There is no calorie information posted in any fast food restaurant.
Governments are actually getting involved in preventing health problems. Another reason why governments should get involved in what these companies are serving is because it’s costing the country money when the government has to pay for citizen’s medicine. Due to the current state of the economy, most countries are trying to help people choose healthy foods so that in the future it will not affect the government money in trying to cover its citizen’s medical bills. So far the government in the United States has banned items that contain high amounts of trans-fat in schools from kindergarten up to the 12th grade (U.S. Department of Health, 2012).Having the government involved in children’s food at a young age is very beneficial because studies show that kids who eat better are more focused on their work (Smith, 2012). Also if kids are taught to eat healthy then most of time these kids will follow the same pattern at home (Smith,
Jonathan Pumphrey 2-27-14 Julia Petitfrere After watching “Food Inc.” I have learned the unfortuinite truth about the food that all of uf Americans eat. I learned that the major food companies are using genetically modified organisms (gmos) to make food faster, cheaper, and when it is not in season. The companies change the diets of the animals they are going to sloter because it is cheaper and it is easier to get the wrong food than it is to get the right food for the animals. The Government is not going to do anything about what is going on because a lot of the people that work in Washington used to heads of the companies that they are supossed to be going after. I will give credit where credit is due, I think that GMOs are a fantastic
Even though it more expensive it is healthier for our bodies. An example of how the organic food industry is growing so fast is Stoneyfield. They had to sell their company to Dannon, because they couldn’t keep up with the mass productions they had to keep up with, when Walmart decided to get into the organic industry too and order from
Since insurance companies are not supposed to make an obese persons insurance premium higher than a healthy individual, then that obese person’s heart attack drives up the insurance premium of the healthy person. The obese are making it everyone’s problem by not putting down that cheeseburger because they know that the government is paying for their anti-cholesterol medicine. Balko claims that the government is getting “between you and your waistline” meaning that the government is interfering by telling Americans what we can and cannot do with our health. Congress is now considering menu-labeling which means that restaurants would have to send every menu item to the laboratory for nutritional testing. Meaning that the restaurants would not have the freedom to put whatever they want on the menu.
Both private and publicly owned institutions that have not kept the public sufficiently educated on the dangers of eating the products they serve or produce; these companies have made millions of dollars on the sales of fast food, junk food, and sugar drinks. As a nation we should be stressing physical activity in home and at school, however, recess is being systematically eliminated, while games and sports equipment is being sacrificed for other costs. The fast food industry has done a wonderful job in making children want fast food and convincing parents that fast food meals are a nutritious alternative to cooking meals at home and they are quick, easy, and affordable. “Advertisements often portray unhealthy eating messages to children. As many commercials are for fast food, soft drinks, and cereals sweetened with sugar, one could argue that children are encouraged by the media to consume high fat, energy dense food” (Ebbeling, Pawlak, & Ludwig, 2002).
For instance, losing energy, feeling sick, might faint. People usually lie to their body every day by eating stuff that they are not supposed to do is because they do not know what they are really eating. Some people do not really care what they are eating as long it’s delicious, they would accept it. As matter fact, people worry more about their daily task than eating appropriately. In his article,” In defense of food “: Michael Pollen established “what is food” and why do American’s eat nonfood in such large quantities?” Definitely, I’m agree about food labels do provide enough information for consumers to make an informed choice about what to feed their bodies.
Outline for the Food Review Movie being reviewed: Food Inc. Facts in the movie: * The animals that are stored in factories are stored in their own manure creating a very high chance of the animals getting ecoli and when one animal gets it is is nearly impossible from it spreading. * The reason why so many people are buying the cheaper and processed junk is because the way the economy is, healthy food is just to much money when you can buy a meal for a family of four under ten dollars. * Today, chickens are being raised in 49 days which is half the time they were raised in the 1950’s. Although this May sound like the chickens would be skinnier it is quiet the opposite. Now chickens are given so much processed chemicals that by