The film starts out with commentary “the way we eat has changed more 50 years than the previous 10,000” and talks about how the advertising for food still depicts classic farm raised food. Which instantly catches your attention and prepares you for the substantial amount of facts they’re about to give you. The film is so jam packed full of information every time you watch it, you’ll catch something you didn’t before. There’s so much evidence in this movie it’s almost impossible to refute it. One thing about documentaries though is there is usually some bias involved.
So corrupt in fact that even as it is seemingly doing the right thing, like promoting healthy foods to be served in schools for example, its wellness initiatives are frequently just marketing ploys. They are always trying to sell us something. Producers of high-selling, major market junk foods have an obligation to their company’s stockholders to maximize profits to the best of their abilities. So they encourage consumers to eat more of their company’s products, not less. Americans are unhealthy and the food industry is doing nothing to change that.
They all end up in the same ruling that its the consumers choice to enter a fast food establishment and consume their products. But it is evident that fast food corporations have caused a widespread epidemic within the U.S from their many caused negative effects. This is why society blames and accuses these fast food companies for being responsible for the ongoing obesity crisis, but even though their food is not considered of good nutrition, in the end it’s not fast food companies forcing their customers to consume their products, its free will of society. The modern history of fast food in America began on July 7, 1912 with the opening of a fast food restaurant called the Automat in New York. The Automat was a cafeteria with its prepared foods behind small glass windows and coin-operated slots.
In order to survive and maintain a healthy lifestyle, everyone needs Food. How much do we actually know about the food we buy and serve to our families on a daily basis? There has been little awareness and understanding of food in America until the film Food Inc., which helps show us how our food is produced, packaged and sold in our native stores. Our nation’s food supply is being controlled by a few amounts of corporations that often put their income ahead of customer health. It’s time that the truth is heard about what we are putting into our bodies, and what is being hidden from us by the food industry.
Obesity in America is becoming more and more common, and some are beginning to wonder if there is a specific reason for this. Recently there have been many lawsuits against McDonalds for knowingly selling unhealthy foods and it has given some the impression that they have something to do with this problem. But is McDonalds the problem, or is it the choices Americans are now making? Documentarian, Morgan Spurlock, explored the effects of the fast food industry by using himself as a guinea pig for an experiment in which he eats McDonald’s food for 30 days. Even though Spurlock makes many valid points in his documentary, I still believe that the eating habits of Americans today are based on their own choices and they should be responsible for those choices.
Ever since the industrial revolution people have been obsessed with efficiency and quantity made. It seems as though the farmers that prided themselves with producing quality produce and meat was soon sucked into the business end of the spectrum which in turn made them produce goods faster but not necessarily keeping the quality of the service. Since then all of the generations preceding that one were plagued with eating foods that were chemically altered to either become mature sooner or to have a longer shelf live. We are not necessarily responsible for eating these foods when we were young but we are all now mature and responsible for what we eat. I am the first to admit that I never paid any attention to what I ate or more importantly to what inorganic chemicals I was ingesting.
We all eat differently, but it is important to remember that we are what we eat. Why is it important to make sure that our economy is eating healthy and that we are in good shape so that we don’t see love ones or even ourselves go through life with pain and heartache? Here are some of the reasons why. Diet shouldn’t be thought of as a strict “you can’t eat that” regimen. We should think of it as a “conscious effort to eat healthy, well-balanced foods that will benefit [our bodies].” The Dietary Guidelines for Americans described a healthy diet as one that balances calories with physical activity to manage weight, includes fewer food foods with sodium (salt), saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars and refined grains.
There are many pros to becoming any type of vegan or vegetarian. Vegetarians usually don’t eat as much saturated fat and cholesterol. Also, vegetarians usually get proper dietary fibers, folic acid, potassium, magnesium and vitamins C and E. Because of this lifestyle they are more likely to have a lower body mass index, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. These factors help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Scientists discovered most vegetarians
Food is the primary source for health and nutrition, although vitamins and supplements | |act as substitutes. Many medicines and drugs designed to improve health contain synthetic replicas of enzymes and chemicals found| |in nutrient-dense foods. A well-balanced diet that offers consistent nutrition is often extolled for encouraging long life, | |lowering the incidence of disease, and helping sick people recover. In contrast, inadequate nutrition and poor-quality foods can |
Introduction With most consumers trying to be more health conscious about their food choices, all natural products are beginning to be found more commonly in grocery stores. Food companies are trying to make their products appear healthier through advertisements. For instance, the Smart Choices programs developed by grocery stores, scientists, health organizations and manufacturers aims to steer health-conscious shoppers to more nutritious products. Fiber has begun to be one of the more popular targeted nutrients that is pushed on consumers today. With North Americans on average consuming less than 50% of the dietary fiber that is recommended for good health, fiber is being more pushed in the media and in the food industry as well as by nutrition professionals.