The Struggle of Everyday Life In Anna Quindlen’s essay “School’s Out for Summer” she expresses the importance in why we need to end child hunger and the struggles that parents go though to make sure that their child get a good meal that day, even if they don't eat, the child will still get a meal. Child hunger is a problem for everybody in the world we live in today. It's not just in rural african countries, but its also in the “best country” in the world, some people may say, which is United States. The issue is child hunger. Quindlen uses good evidence that backs up the topic of child hunger.
The minimum wage should be raised because the economy is healthy, some employers are already raising it for their workers, and many families cannot live on minimum wage. The minimum wage needs to be raised and now would be the best time to do it, due to the economy being healthy. But as some congress view it, the main concern is not on the raising of minimum wage, it is on health care and tax reforms. As of now three out of four Americans agree with raising the minimum wage. Statistics show the United States economy is expected to incline steadily over the next few years.
Food Production Practices In The Food Movement Rising written by Michael Pollan, the author argues that food is a huge concern for everybody, although the discussion has been absent for a long period of time. One of the most relevant concerns that Pollan refers is about the production of food and the effects that this food can generate in men and the environment. There are three elements that we need to consider about this problem, food production, food prices and healthy food. “Americans have not had to think very hard about where their food comes from or what it is doing to the planet, their bodies, and their society” ( Pollan178). The author refers that is simple for Americans to buy food that is ready to go.
Hardin writes that poor country’s have higher population growth than rich countries and that if we send them food they’re population will grow even higher but if we don’t there population will be “checked by crop failures and famines” (423). And if they keep drawing food from us, they will keep having more people born and then they will need more food, so it turns into a never-ending cycle of overpopulation. I have talked about how these two writers butt heads with there different points on foreign aid, overpopulation, and immigration. You can’t really tell which on is more right but it seems to me they both make some good
Surely without the help of the Government the lower class of America will only grow into instability and fall, which only gives us more incentive to help stop hunger in america. To understand why we need funding for food banks we have to know what they are and why their essential. By definition “A food bank is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that receives food donations that are stored away safely then distributed to the disadvantaged. Food banks are found in most communities and rely on donors and volunteers to carry out day-to-day operations. A food bank’s sole purpose is to help the hungry.”(what) On a more complex level a food bank is what people need to live and keeps their families barely sustainable until the time they can receive more food just to keep living from the next shipment of food to the next because without it the family would surely live a rigid lifestyle.
This includes the unnecessary gloating, ridiculous price for “fresh, natural” produce, and the ginormous pressure on the farmers to hold enough for the community, and the ludicrous mileage it may take to get to the nearest “local” market, as seen in source G. Locavores are not only absurd, but not living in the modern times. The grand majority stays the way it is because this is the effect of mass production, and it is rising up to expectations. New innovation is meant to be utilized, which justifies the need for
These farms provide high quality food and produce, challenge and compete between other small farms to create this high quality market, and don’t use up our natural resources. However, with the rise of corporate farms, food quality has been compromised, they kill off smaller farms and lessen the competition, and they are depleting the natural resources we have. On the flip side of each, though, sustainable farms cannot produce in mass quantities, it is much more labor intensive and harder to manage and take care of, and it there is much more to pay attention to. While corporate farms, on the other hand, can produce mass quantities because the whole system is geared to their crops, tractors make everything much easier and less labor extensive, and they create a number of jobs supporting
“Overweight and obese children are more likely to stay obese into adulthood. They also have a much higher risk of developing diseases.” Diseases that cost billions of dollars in America every year. These billions of dollars could be used for the same cause. Instead of ending the disease later in adulthood, people need to plug it at its source. If America started to make healthy choices as children, the advancing obesity rate would drop dramatically, and our population would greatly benefit from the economic boom from the accretion in local farming of whole
In places in California, they raised the wage by 36% and then the price of coffee went up by 10-20%. They did the same thing in Chicago, the wage was raised and then coffee went up in prices by 6-7% Small things that we use on a daily basis will slowly become too expensive for us to purchase. Fast food franchises and restaurants will be inclined to reduce the size of their products by 12-70% and then raising the prices. On one hand, it maybe a good thing for our cholesterol and hearts but if we’re gonna buy it, we should get the portions we pay for. In stores, healthy foods are already over priced, most families can’t afford to buy the healthy foods which means they must resort to the cheaper unhealthy foods.
As the years fly by, it seems as if a push towards gender equality grows larger and larger. This can be thanks to the active members of society, but capitalism as well should get a pat on the shoulder. More and more companies attempt to hire female workers so they don’t seem so male oriented. And this effort in fact works. According to Reihan Salam, an author for Forbes, one consequence of the high demand of female labor is “that male wage growth has been relatively restrained since the 1970s just as women’s wages have increased dramatically from a low starting point” (Salam).