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.
“But before going all local food, the local locavores must realize that British Columbia produces forty eight percent of all food its inhabitants consume. One out of every two locavores would have to starve.” Although there are some good reasons to become a locavore, The big picture is that the society would crumble. “they would produce an abundance of food, but because there are not enough people to consume it locally, the law of supply and demand tells us that the price of agriculture commodities would plummet, food would stay in storage and farmers would go out of business, while people in China, and in British Columbia, would suffer
Introduction Food was always known as God’s gift but since the past two centuries, food wastage has been an ever-growing threat, which started with teenagers throwing half-eaten apples on a sidewalk. Because of the effects of wasting food, many people are starving. Production and Wastage Every year, around four billion tonnes of food are produced, and around two billion is wasted. A quarter of the wasted food is due to the lack of hygiene. Crops are planted with filthy hands, usually not sprayed with disease-eradicating fungicides.
There are many people who shop at Wal-Mart because of their low prices and the convenience they provide. Most people do not realize the negative impact on American society from shopping at Wal-Mart. They use their popularity to influence situations which have a negative effect on the United States. For example, shopping at Wal-Mart promotes bad business tactics, which can cause American factories to shut down, hurt the working-class, and cause national economic consequences. The First reason people should not shop at Wal-Mart is because it helps promote bad business tactics, which can cause American factories to shut down.
What Wal-Mart actually costs the community as opposed to what they give back is substantially off kilter. The fact that thousands of their associates in each state have to rely on government assistance just to survive, and the dollar figures that come out for the taxpayers pockets is staggering. Wal-Mart employees have cost the taxpayers $1.5 billion in government provided assistance in 2005, because their employer will not provide them with adequate healthcare plans. That was 8 years ago and I can only imagine that these figures have gone up. Wal-Mart has also caused the property value of buildings in these small towns they invade to plummet.
When the requested products were finally available in the stores, the prices of the products were very high and the product variety was extremely limited. The high prices of the products made these unaffordable for a large part of the customer base. The limited variety of the requested food products gave customers very few options in healthier food choices. The decision by Company Q management to throw out day-old food products, instead of donating these to the local Food Bank again highlights the lack of social responsibility towards the community in which Company Q does business. This action demonstrates a lack of interest to aid the less fortunate in the community, as well as failing to increase their customer base.
In the movie Super Size me, I thought it was very nasty that Morgan had to eat one of everything off the menu at Mcdonalds in just one month. Me personally, I could not even get close to eating that much food in one month at all. Morgan must have felt guilty about eating all of that food when he was so skinny to start with. He was like only 123 pounds, after eating Mcdonalds for a month he went up to 267.Morgan had seemed very depressed and he started to have very bad chest pains after eating all of that food there. If I ever had to eat all of that food....
However, the disadvantages of fast food are undeniable, fast food negatively impact the environment and human health. American’s fast food culture is now spreading all over the world, and creates many negative impacts on our nature and human health. First, most fast food are pre-packaging, so the number of fast food consumed are proportional with the number of packaging that thrown to waste. As a result, fast food packaging become one primary source lead to both water and land pollution around the world. Fast-food packaging occupies 20% of US litter; another 20% comes from packaging for chips, drinks, candy, and other snacks.
A. Poor people tend to eat junk food more because that’s all they can afford. B. Government has no right to regulate a person’s food choices. C. Increased tax would slowly decrease consumption and that will have a negative effect on employment in fast food establishments.
Another reason to mass produce food is that the food would be less expensive and more people could afford it. According to www.boston.com, the average income around the world is 7,000 dollars a year. There is only 19 percent of the world’s population that live in a country with an average income that high. The world has problems and there are solutions millions of people are starving and billions are not making close to enough money to support themselves or their families in a first or secant world country. Secondly, mass production has some major problems to mass producing food such as disease and how unhealthy it would be if you could only buy a little.