According to an American study in (1970) they spent $6 billion on unhealthy food. There are many people waste the money on fast food without controlling themselves. Its will effected on children and especially the teenagers. People spend money on fast food without thinking of spending it on something better like charity. Because people choose junk food restaurant to save time instead of cooking at home.
With people not getting or having as much food they started to grow “Victory Gardens”, which were greatly influenced by the government ("The American Family in World War II”). The Industries had been affected by not having enough resources to make things, but then they introduced Macaroni and Cheese Dinner box. The Industries sold 80 million boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Dinner. People had used this as a substitute for meat and dairy products. For every coupon that you used on the boxes you get two boxes of Macaroni and Cheese Dinner ("World War II Rationing”).The families and industries had gone through a rough time when food rationing was going
For example, “The agriculture department estimated in 1999 that twelve million children were hungry or at risk of going hungry.” Many of these facts try and shock the reader with the result, “in 2000 requests for food assistance from families increased almost 20 percent” facts like these are what helps to persuade the reader. Anna also goes on to provide information from real people, not based on numbers. She talks about how socially, “The humiliations attached to being poor in a prosperous nation, not being able to feed your kids is at the top of the list” in an attempt to draw empathy out from the reader. She also talks of how some “parents who go hungry themselves so their kids can eat” which again is a very persuasive quote. Overall Anna quindlen’s essay talks greatly about how kids who aren’t supplied free school lunch can actually go starving.
Food can be bought and wasted because of the ample amounts bought. Although, one may not give to the poor people of the world, food can be gone to compost, or can be used to make new food. Many belittle the fact that food waste is harmful to society. The first article, “U.S. throws away half of all food produce” By Suzanne Goldenberg explains how Fresh produce is often wasted in fields,warehouses,supermarkets,restaurants,and refrigerators.
”Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Britain have already dropped their lowest denominated coins,” stated (Sommer) source #1. Also Sommer wrote for over 30 years foreign military bases have not been using pennies, but instead the shops, and restaurants round to the nearest five cents. So that 's is one of the reasons, penny should be eliminated. Undoubtedly a good reason to get rid of pennies is that they take up way too much space. They take up space on our counter tops and in our drawers.
Laudan used her experience in support of processed fast food when she stated that like so many people, her culinary style was created by those who scorned industrialized food and from culinary Luddites who abhorred the machines that were destroying their way of life. She refuted the notion that processed foods are a disaster by presenting evidence of the nutritional, health and time savings enjoyed around the world as a result of processed fast foods. Today, feeding a family on only natural food is almost impractical and fast food deserves all the praise. The modern world is filled with busy lifestyles
As we concerned, our food production involve many participants in food supply chain. The food supply chain begin with the collection of raw material, then processing the raw material, packaging the product, transporting the product to consumer then the product on the shelves of supermarket. Stuart (2012) in his talk share about how many oranges, bananas and potatoes wasted during the raw material collection because those fruits and vegetables did not fulfill the manufacturer and supermarket requirements and it leads to land pollution. This situation actually a good thing for the manufacturer image and consumer satisfaction but we forget about the amount of trees had been cut down for the farm and the amount of water consumed to grow the plant. This problem lead to worse environmental problem because Food Agriculture Organization (2013) state in their report, food wastage is responsible for increasing 3.3 billion tones greenhouse gases to the earth’s atmosphere and if food wastage is a country, food wastage is the third top emitter for carbon dioxide gas (CO2) after USA and China.
Chickens are commonly regarded as the world’s most abused animal. Due to widespread consumption, around 8.6 billion chickens are slaughtered annually, which translates to roughly 300 chickens per second (Runkle, 2017, p.17). Factory farming is the method in which chickens are slaughtered for mass processing. For decades, chicken has been the protein of choice for many families, due to clever advertising. For example, in a 1929 presidential campaign, the Republican candidate promised “‘a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage’” (Runkle, 2017, p.107).
“It increased 900 import tariffs by an average of 40 to 48 percent.” On the face of the Smoot-Hawley tariff, it protected the farmers in US. Rather than helping, with the high-tariff, the food prices must be raised for the Americans in the depression. In the other hand, international trade in capitalism has shrunk dramatically. Also, “The Smoot-Hawley tariff compelled other countries to retaliate with their own tariffs. That forced global trade down by 65 percent.” That means, the world-trade turned in dangerous, cooperation and income have declined in all capitalism countries.
Fast food is quickly becoming America 's cigarette, causing more death related diseases than a packet of smokes. Take a look at the food you’re eating and what does it do to your body. ' “Parents are working more than ever before, and unable to monitor what kids are eating at home, schools are selling astronomical amounts of junk food in order to supplement shrinking budgets. It 's a ticking time bomb, and America 's children are exploding”. Food business has been one of the successful economic fields in United States.
Secondly, the prices of fresh food are at an all-time high. Currently, the prices of fresh eggs are higher than recent years because of a bird flu. In turn that means that farmers producing our eggs don’t have the chickens to produce the eggs. And in result jacking up the prices of a dozen eggs. As a cashier at a grocery store, I know firsthand the anger this causes consumers.
Quoting Wal-Mart, Mr. Holt-Gimenez explains, “If you’ve always lived near a grocery store, or fresh market, here’s something you’ve probably never considered: There are neighborhoods across the United States where it is nearly impossible to find fresh produce. These places are called ‘Food Deserts’ and Walmart is committed to removing them from our communities” (525). Access to fresh, high-quality food is a major factor in today’s obesity problem and the reason why lower income individuals suffer from higher obesity. Lower income residents, often with no access to transportation other than the public system, are at the mercy of the food offerings that are within a few blocks from their home. With no grocery stores or fresh markets around, their choices are limited to fast, low-quality take out or pre-packaged foods void of any nutritious value.
The change in stimuli makes the chicken believe it is spring, and in consequence, lays eggs. Chickens and turkeys lay two or even three times the eggs than they would if in nature. After the first year of inhumane egg produce, those chickens are killed because the amount of eggs they produce each year gets fewer. These practices are why poultry meat is substantially cheaper than other meat, but at the cost of animal
While Camilla Lewis from Smith’s paper can relate to that “cheapness” she is forced to feed her two-year-old son processed foods, even though he has a digestive illness, she is left with no option except “low-priced items like chicken nuggets and instant mashed potatoes” (as cited in Smith, 2014). “Neglecting the inequalities that exist at the local level cannot only fail to solve existing problems but engender new ones” (Smirl4). Comparing the two leads me to believe that some families wouldn’t pursue a choice like Lewis’, that some would use the money out of their own pocket. Stephon Johnson (2013), a man who wrote about millions of New Yorkers facing food stamp cuts stated, “An average family of three will lose twenty-nine dollars a month.” Twenty-nine dollars may not seem like a lot, but if your already living paycheck to paycheck that money may be the difference of keeping your lights on. When situations like these go unsolved and people continue to go hungry what are we really doing to our country?