Our world has been struggling with hunger for a while, but why doesn 't anyone put an end to it? There are people who are dying of hunger while we sit down for three big, fat meals each day. And if we don 't finish one of those meals, we just throw them away. We could be saving lives, but instead, we just throw that opportunity away. Do you ever even give starvation a thought?
The meat industry is one of the largest industries in the world, however, it is one of the leading cause of millions of illnesses and deaths every year. Because inspecting meat for foodborne pathogens is a costly, timely and difficult task, meat companies are willing to barely meet the government 's standards in order to save money. This behavior is unacceptable because millions of people are getting sick every year from tainted meats. The longer the country continues its ignorance about the meat industry, the worse the conditions are going to become. The only way to improve conditions is to have transparency within the industries.
The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program is a federal program helping those families of low-income combat food insecurity. This program was previously known as the Food Stamp program as many of us knew it by. In 2008, the USDA changed the name of the program to what we now know as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). The purpose of SNAP is to provide resources to those in need to be able to purchase nutritious foods. The SNAP program is considered to be one of the largest food assistance programs.
The way that this happen is he gives us an insight on what other countries have done about their heath and food safety. To give an example of this is he said, “Throughout the European Union, laws have been passed to guarantee food safety and animal welfare, restrict the use of antibiotics among livestock, ban genetically engineered foods, encourage organic production, and begin the deindustrialization of agriculture (3). When he gives this example this allows us to compare the US’s current state and see that other countries have made attempts to better their food safety issues. In the US food safety issues are not as important to American citizens because a lot of the food is cheap. They trust the regulations that are currently in place because they might not see all the issues that come along with the not having the best protocols.
In schools, the amount of food thrown away is overwhelming and it all just goes to landfills to just sit and rot and go to complete waste. An issue is going around is about whether compost should be allowed to be used for the environment of a school campus. Compost should be since it would help the food waste go to good, it would benefit the surrounding environment of the school, and it 'd help with the problem of landfills being over filled. In the United states, about 30-40 percent of the food is wasted. That waste ends up in landfills and rot to no use or purpose, even though those moldy, rotten tomatoes you threw out have a very good use and it can be the reason why your garden is so full of bright, vibrant flowers and plants.
According to “The Solution to World Poverty” written by Peter Singer we should donate money which would be spent on luxuries in order to save children, to keep them alive from two to six years old (Singer 4). Most of his arguments are backed by strong arguments. Human life is not comparable with other values of our lives. It cannot be bought with money, since the abolition of slavery, or exchanged for property or pleasure. That is why we must appreciate it and sacrifice some of our benefits to at least have a chance for saving someone’s live.
Every 6th person in America doesn 't have enough food to eat to stay healthy. Everyone knows how people take food as granted, or how much food they waste and even knowing how to help the helpless but don 't. People like me want to help people, so we decided to sell lemonade and raise money to donate canned goods for people in need. About 40% of food in America is thrown away, roughly 20 pounds per person. The amount of food we waste, we alone can stop world hunger all together.
Some examples of this include - and are not limited to: the amount greenhouse gases the slaughterhouse industry emits each year, millions of gallons of water waste, and deforestation. One of the biggest concerns when it comes to slaughterhouses is the water contamination, and the amount of wastewater. According to a source “The United States alone has 32 slaughterhouses responsible for dumping 55 million pounds of pollutants into the waterways … annually.” (Farr). If that is confusing, it means that disgusting items such as fat, manure, and grease are being dumped into the water. If having disgusting matter in the water was not bad enough, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions are just as bad.
Why do Americans waste so much food? United, we throw out about $165 billion worth of food! Farmers across America throw out about 40% of produce! As stated in the report by Allison Aubrey, it states,"40% of food produce in the U.S. is thrown out." It also states, "1-30% of produce doesn 't even leave the market."
Programmes and investments like World Food Programme, World Bank, The Food and Agriculture of the United Nations and International Fund for Agricultural Development have proven the past three decades for a change in good. Look around you. Pay attention to the food you sometimes carelessly consume. That is the food others would die for. We should look at our dear environment in a more holistic manner.