Food Redemption The United States, the nation of enlightenment and prosperity is continuously setting example for other countries around the globe; America is leading the world in technology, military, medicine, and many other fields, yet the great nation fails to overcome the obesity dilemma that is conquering Americans of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Statics conducted by Dr. Jeffery Levi suggest that Americans will have obesity rates that exceed 44 percent nationwide over the course of the next 20 years. These statics without doubt will take place and Americans will find themselves facing a vital epidemic if the public does not show a demand for change. In order for us to find a solution; we must realize that we have a problem!
In the infamous prose “Attention Whole Foods Shoppers” Robert Paarlberg, a Harvard international affairs expert divulges on the ongoing warfare with the issue of sustainability. Paarlberg focuses on how the rise in global starvation increases in less developed nations, but it is often ignored by those in developed countries because of their fixation with the green revolution. He asserts many claims as to why Africa and Asia still have high food deprivation rates, which quite contrary to popular belief has nothing to do with overpopulation. This stems from lack of investment into agricultural infrastructure and investments. His criticism of whole foods shoppers seeks to bring awareness to the issue of world hunger and how the quest to eat organically
However, upon deeper inquiry, it causes more damage to the world due to its unforeseen costs of production, which makes it unsustainable. The energy needed for the production of certain products far outweighs the transportation costs, therefore rendering the reduced transportation cost irrelevant. For example, it may make sense for a Londoner to buy local lamb, however, a study conducted in 2006 suggests that it would make more sense for a Londoner to buy lamb imported from New Zealand as “New Zealand lamb is raised on pastures with a small carbon footprint, whereas most English lamb is produced under intensive factory - like conditions with a big carbon footprint.” (Source C). The amount of carbon footprint in the production of lamb in london outweighs the amount of carbon reduced produced by the transportation of lamb from New Zealand. In an online article in an environmental magazine, a graph shows that the total greenhouse gas emission during production is at least triple the amount of greenhouse gas produced during transport or retail (Source D).
Decline in sales: realizing a decrease in sales by 6% first time in 1995 in 20 of The Coop’s 76 stores. These same stores were about 32% of the company’s retail sales. 2. Away form Company’s Objective: Wallace has led The Coop away from the “We are chicken” tagline, which has altered the image the founder of the company portrayed. Chicken pizza a success but may be diluting the brand image 3.
Food Inc. touched on many subjects in the food industry that most consumers are blind to. For example, the conditions of slaughterhouses and the way the animals are treated, the mistreating of farmers and factory workers, the power and the involvement with government that companies in the food industry have, and the unfair pricing of food. These are things many people don’t know or think about, but the truth is disturbing and shocking. Many things about food production have changed immensely in the past fifty years. The top five beef packing companies controlled 25% of the market in 1970; today, the top four control 80%.
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION Whole Foods Market was created as a grocery store to serve as providing healthier options for consumers (Whole Foods Market History, 2016). Whole Foods has recently begun a target of the younger demographic, such as millennial that are increasingly becoming more concerned with the food they are putting in their bodies (Low, 2015). However, there is a large shift happening within the retail industry, including grocers concerning consumer behavior (Lewis & Dart, 2010). The problem Whole Foods is having though is the lack of adaption they are having to the changing society. Having a younger demographic with such high price and quality items is causing a disconnection with consumers and brand loyalty.
As shown in the article “A Call for Applied Sociology,” Adams, Ulrich, and Coleman expresses that, “Over the last twenty years a stream of research has begun to flow that explores how access (or lack of access) to food environments, including supermarket, grocery store, and food retail establishments, impacts food shipping habits and thus, nutritional habits” (58). Food Deserts are linked to many health effects; some of those health effects are cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and even premature death. If there were better sources of adequate foods, perhaps these health problems would not have intensified as
Food is not being produced as it used to and is being produced at a faster rate. The movie entitled, Food Inc., the food industry of America is being examined from all points of the sector. The movie depicted the industrial production of meats, vegetables, and grains. The film also shows and discusses the legal and economic powers
Not only does shaming people out of eating not work, but it also causes long term harm. Shaming people out of eating much like Nancy Reagan 's ”just say no” campaign, is not effective. The idea of “just say no” was that telling people not to do drugs they will not, similarly telling people not to eat unhealthily will fail to have an effect. Without incentive
Food security is one of the greatest problems faced the world. There is fact said that food is enough for everyone in the world but because of the great changes which happened rapidly in the world the rate of food become less than before and it is difficult to secure it. Food security is very important to ensure that everyone has enough to eat and families can build their communities without worrying about securing their live. To meet global needs, food production must be doubled in the next years in order to solve many issues such as: starvation, malnutrition and associated health. According to The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain