After watching the Food Inc. documentary film and participated to in class discussion, I realized that people are living in a world that is featuring a totally wrong image of the food that individuals are consuming. People are blindly following the path of an unhealthy life that leads them to death. Population is restricted from information and people are being victims of a dirty and contaminated food era. People are being lied about the food they are eating and the fast food industry is bigger than never. The process that food is produced today has drastically changed and some aspects to talk about are: farmers are being manipulated; fast food is being supported by the government and consumers always have the choice of living healthy.
In recent years, food safety issues in China has become a serious problem and been paid attention widely. Some great food safety events happened frequently every year. These major events not only influenced people’s health, caused the loss of immense amount of money, but also negatively affected China’s food export industry, economic development, social stability and international reputation. Basically, these endless food safety issues in today’s China are mainly caused by the irresponsible producers, defective and unclear laws and regulations, ignorant consumers and ineffective supervision. The origin of the unqualified food is the irresponsible producers and firms.
Food safety was in the beginning of the 21st century a hot item. It was the central theme for comsumenten and food producers had. The appropriate response has been, it is not entirely clear. There have indeed been a number of food safety problems, but also now do for themselves and are almost always the result of problems in processing. There are always food safety problems that are a direct result of fraud.
However, healthy has become people’s attentions and Chinese food are learning from Western food regarding how to make the food taste good and healthy at the same time. When I was in primary school, I always go to a Chinese restaurant near the school. Last week I visited my primary school and that restaurant was still there. The decoration has changed but the owner is still the same. They used to have some delicious dishes such like Chinese BBQ with spicy sauce, but now the menu has changed to ABC meals.
Last but not least, fast food become more healthier now! Fast-food industry is gradually accepted by millions of the public as it’s convenient and comfortable. Although many people still think that fast food seems to be unhealthy, more and more fast food chain start to choose healthier ingredients and their meal choices continue to pop up, and the old stalwarts continue to add healthy options to their menus. Locally sourced ingredients - something that has been counter to much of the fast food industry distribution model. Example: new product of panda express~~
In the aftermath of the 2008 Melamine Milk Crisis in China, there were some interesting facts and consequences that came to light. China also continued to have issues over this scandal in 2010 (China’s melamine, 2010). One of the larger issues revealed, was that the practice of contaminating milk with melamine was not limited to just the Sanlu Group. In fact, it was a fairly regular practice nation-wide as China is the number one manufacture of melamine and shares close relationships with the dairy industry (Keck, 2009). High-level executives were directly affected by this crisis.
What is more, there still have some special effect of improvement to the food safety in China which is offering the changing in the point of view of other country to China. First and foremost, China’s food quality is actually improving during the past 30 years. I did not state this for no reasons, there is evidence form the direct numbers that could been fund in source“The Report About the Development of China’s Food Safety” . It is a document that is from Peking University Press. They pressed this document to describe the proportion of
Darshwana (2012) discusses the food safety hazards too in the said document titled “Food Safety and Sanitation”. On another part of the world, the Victorians see to be aware of food safety practices. On the research report by Chong (2007), he states that there have been important shifts on the behaviors after a year. There is a positive shift in nature but still some suggests a decline in compliance with safe food
The Chinese food culture Origin of the Chinese food culture, and its relationship to the Chinese culture. How important is food in people’s daily life? It is quite different in the context of race, nation and religion. In China, food plays a significant role in people’s daily lives, not only for its nutritional factor, but also for its cultural connotation. From the words of Guanzi (a book of Chinese philosophical materials collection of Guanzhong), “To the Ruler the people is Heaven; to the people food is Heaven”, (Cheng, 1954) we get a general idea of the political and social value of food in China.
The world is full of food items which are healthy and nutritious. You can either grow them or buy them from the market. There are so many healthy food items which can be easily made at home to lead a healthy lifestyle. Juices that are taken out at home are the healthiest. In addition, meals cooked at home fulfill the requirement of all the nutrition your body needs.