The idea that “food deserts” are the leading cause of obesity is broad, complicated and somewhat paradoxical. For example, “food deserts can occur in a community when available and accessible stores fail to offer healthy, affordable food” (Source A). With the idea that food deserts are the leading cause of obesity, this broad idea states that obesity can be cured by throwing down more grocery stores and problem solved. However, as stated in source C, “We have stressed throughout the course of our work that simply plopping down a grocery store doesn't mean that these problems are instantly solved” (Source C). This counters the idea provided in source A because it opens up the idea that there are other causes to the epidemic.
The expansion of the tick feeding season enables more tick diseases to be spread to more humans and animals. In an interview with Christie Kindred, a Speech Language Pathologist, she stated that climate change contributes to the rise of tick-borne diseases. “Ticks do well in warm areas and with the world experiencing longer periods of warm weather this allows the tick population to expand” (Christie Kindred). Increasing global temperatures could extend the range of certain tick species and increase the likelihood of individuals to contract tick-borne diseases. The population of ticks is on the rise because of an increase of available hosts.
Pollan explains this situation in the quote, “ What 's involved in absorbing all this excess biomass goes a long way toward explaining several seemingly unconnected phenomena, from the rise of factory farms and the industrialization of our food, to the epidemic of obesity and prevalence of food poisoning in America…”, portrays the waste of vital resources being inputted into a larger issue. Because most people in America are unaware of these problems being directly correlated from the waste of oils and assets, we become blind to how it will affect us as a whole. However, Eisenhower expressed his concern with our excessive use of resources when he stated, “ As we peer into society’s future, we-- you andI, and our government-- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow.” Truly, we need to find a solution to this epidemic so our resources of today do not become a history of
The symptoms associated with an infection caused by C.diff are the result of gastroenteritis which is “a very common health problem worldwide that causes diarrhea and/or vomiting as a result of INFLAMMATION of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestinal tract. It affects mainly the small bowel and can be caused by either viral or bacterial INFECTION” (Ignatavicius and Workman, 2016, p.1127). One of the largest barriers to treatment of a C.diff infection is the resistance to antibiotics. The CDC (2016) says “C.difficile caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. An estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C.difficile infections” (clostridium difficile section, para.
Malaria is one of the most harsh health issues and is the leading cause of death and disease in many developing countries (CDC). A major factor is the death rate in recent years. According to World Health Organization, Malaria deaths reached 445 000 in 2016 out of a total of 216 million cases of in 91 different countries around the world. 216 million is an increase of 5 million cases over the timespan of one year in 2015, where there were 211 million cases. These numbers and statistics demonstrate how severe and detrimental this problem truly is.
Foodborne disease can be defined as any disease of an infectious or toxic nature caused by the consumption of food or water. The global burden of foodborne disease is currently unknown but the World Health Organization (WHO) has responded to this data gap by launching a new initiative to provide better estimates. In 2005 it was reported that 1.8 million people died from diarrheal diseases largely due to contaminated food and water. The scientific investigations/reports on outbreak of foodborne diseases in India for the 29 (1980–2009) years indicated that a total of 37 outbreaks involving 3,485 persons have been affected due to food poisoning. Of the 10 pathogens tracked by FoodNet (a reporting system used by public health agencies in US), Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shigella were found responsible formost cases of foodborne illnesses and Salmonella causes 31% of food related deaths.
Mastitis is one of the most problematic diseases and continues to have a major economic impact on the dairy industry throughout the world (Bachaya et al., 2011). A total of about 140 microbial species, subspecies and serovars have been isolated from the bovine mammary gland (Radostits et al., 2007). Among infectious agents, bacterial pathogens are considered to be the major threat to mammary gland. In Asia, major mastitis causing organisms are Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci, E. coli, Corynebacterium spp. and Klebsella spp., and recent reports indicating the changing trends from Staphylococcus aureus to Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS) as major mastitis causing organism (Sharma et al., 2012).
Food stamps are provided to help Americans who struggle with food insecurity. People that are not sure where there next meal is coming from are given help so they can get by in difficult times. Maine's Governor, Paul LePage has lobbied that food stamps should ban the purchasing of candy and sugary drinks. The purpose of food stamps is not violated by this restriction, candy and soda hardly count as a nutritious, filling meal. However this bill was shot down by the Federal Government, LePage's response was to threaten to scrap the food stamp program if these new regulations are not included.
More proximate causes were the Bubonic Plague and the amount of influence the church held. With the increased trade that came from the Crusades came more cultural diffusion. The more trade there was, the more interactions there were between differing cultures and peoples. With increase of trade came an increase of disease pathogen diffusion as well. The
I never knew how many damaging chemicals there are in products that people are buying without realising the dangers. Apparently eczema has become more common over the last few decades; I wouldn’t be surprised if it was linked to the number of toxins and chemicals around us. It has made me look at products in a different way. Now I am both concerned and intrigued to discover what is in something “natural”, not just skin products but makeup and even food as well. Adverts can be deceiving.