Junk Food And Unhealthy Food

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For decades now, the human race has been plagued by all sorts of modern diseases that now more than ever can be gained through an unhealthy diet. The problem is that a lot of junk food disguised as health food is being commercialized. One prime example can be seen in cranberry juice. The issue in this example, as in many others, lies is the unwritten levels of added sugar on the package. Cranberry is a natural sour fruit. Yet many producers add unimaginable levels of sugar while branding it as a healthy juice. And this is just one example of many.

But whether the problem lies in the food industry trying to increase their revenues still remains to be seen. According to many scientists, the real problem lies in demographic levels. The hard cold truth is that in the century the human population exploded in never before seen speeds. While the planet was inhabited by nearly two billion people in the beginning of the 20th century, it reached seven billion people by the start of the 21st century. This put unforeseen strains on the planet as a whole. More arable land was required as well as higher water resources. That is when things truly changed in the diet of many people across the world.

As a result the food industry turned to pesticides, chemical fertilizers and genetically altered food. The need to increase food levels in a faster way destroyed much of the planet 's ecosystem. At the same time, much of the food that is

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