For instance, before the food go to waste, it require a lot of money to produce the food. Based on a study carried out in Hong Kong, people in Hong Kong spend 350 billion HKD on dining out annually but 40% of the food ordered is left uneaten (Friends of the Earth, n.d.). This situation is a good example to show the cost of the food spend by the consumer and if all people in this world spend high in food it will give a positive impact to our economy. However, when we wasted the food, we will also have to spend high cost to pay operational cost of waste disposal. In United States alone, the food that go to waste worth an estimated $165 billion (Gardiner, 2014).
When put in 20/20 retrospect, the more simplistic foods are actually less expensive, the whole foods specifically (WebMD)! The pre-packed foods often cost more and deteriorate a healthy lifestyle into what many Americans have fallen into today—obesity, type two diabetes, and growing health issues. Similarly, serving sizes have grown into larger portions compared to the average-sized meal thirty years ago, not helping the poor eating habits people have fallen into, not to mention haven’t taken the time to pull themselves out of (WebMD). The physical and mental draw on a healthy lifestyle is impactful and has not been this way for generations, a developing issue amongst the generations
You can still get your essential proteins through a combination of nuts and beans. If you cannot go on a vegan diet, you can still help by reducing the consumption of meat. Our diet is heavily based on meat, but you need only 2-3 servings of meat per day. Increasing the portion of fruits and vegetables you eat is more beneficial to your health. How you spend your money is also a powerful influence, so the next time you go to the grocery store, think about how the extra money you pay for the organic meat can make a positive
The lack of pesticide, which is actually known to harm humans, produces a healthier product. Any GMOs which are engineered to produce their own pesticide produce toxin which is only harmful to certain insects, and not to humans, and so they are harmless. This is not to say that scientists could not make a harmful GMO crops, they have the capacity to do so, however any new crop which is meant to be consumed by humans goes through extensive testing by numerous agencies including the USDA, the FDA, and the EPA. After these tests the crop is either approved or denied, and only if it is approved and deemed safe is it allowed to be sold to the
Therefore, raw diet, which praises eating a high raw or 100% raw food, is better for human. The aim: Losing weight, improving health, and helping the environment. Cooked VS
By having the rice to have vitamin A it allows them to reach more people as it is cheaper than providing them fruits and vegetables, as the communities are in remote areas it makes it hard to transport anything to them. Rice have a longer self-life and the
Farmers who choose to sustain the traditional way of farming techniques prefer to grow organic produce over genetically engineered crops while maintaining a successful business. Large corporations, on the contrary, benefit largely whilst using less energy by enduring larger profits with the aid of genetically modified food. Settling with locally produced organic produce is not only beneficial for consumer but also but also it could economically help hardworking local laborers(farmers) so that they may continue to grow and harvest their crops the way nature intended. Studies claim that biotechnology is no threat and are as safe, yet many questions remain in the minds of many consumers. Genetically modified foods are the new trend of a sustainable source of food and should be allowed in all countries because GMO’s are vastly comparable to
In our current food environment, processed convenience foods are readily available in most developed nations. These foods can be expensive and most likely unhealthy, yet most people do not know the consequences on health from consuming these foods. Food literacy is understanding the impact of your food choices on your health the environment and our economy. This paper will discuss how improving the understanding of these concepts can lead to improved interactive education, reduced malnutrition in adolescence, decreased risk for disease and obesity, decreased environmental impact, and an overall healthier sustainable population (Vidgen 66, 74). Through improving food literacy we can support healthier choices in nutrition and diet leading to
At first I was against the production of GMOs as I was only exposed to the negative points. But after conducting research on GM foods I have changed my view pint. The advantages of GMOs have been very beneficial and products, such as Golden Rice have been accomplished its goals in improving and enhancing people’s health. GMOs are a way the human race can feed the growing population and help combat many diseases, like the soybeans vaccines, and help fight malnutrition.
THE BENEFITS OF GENETICALLY MODIEFIED FOOD GMO means genetically modified organisms, in this essay I will focus on genetically modified food and its benefits. Genetically modified food is genetically improved food which changes the crop or the plant to have something they don't have usually. For example it could make a crop have some nutrients the they didn't usually have or they you could make some the plant resistant to herbicides. People usually don't like the GMO because they think of it as chemicals and side effects.
While having access to fresh foods such as a grocery store or a farmers market has shown to lower obesity rates. Studies done by The Harvard school of Public health (4) asserts that our surroundings impact what we eat. Not having access to healthy foods, can corrode healthy lifestyles and promote obesity in areas affected the most by a food desert. Many times in these food deserts, fast food options are plentiful, convenient and cheap. People living in food deserts often see more advertising for junk food, or fast food, where in non-food desert areas you’ll see more advertising for a farmers market, or sales on produce at local grocery stores.
But that still would not be enough. The main reason these big stores are attractive, is because since they buy in bulk, the store Is able to sell these items a lot cheaper, but If they were to buy in smaller sizing, it would cost more thus bumping the prices up. So basically in order for these big box or DIY stores to survive this crazy millennial generation, they would have to become a smaller store in order to have enough room in the cities, sell smaller sized products so the customers can easily make trips to the store if they have a big SUV, or even car or not, provide a mainly organic food line-up, and still maintain very cheap prices and membership benefits. In essence, these stores would have to become cheaper but just as good of quality if not better versions of a Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods type store. So in my own opinion, as a student in an introductory business class and with my expertise, I believe that millennials will kill off these big box and DIY stores because it just does not seem likely or possible that they would be able to do all the changes to the store while still offering the cheap prices they do now.
Americans today have a growing obsession with so-called “health superfoods” and locally grown, organic produce. There is a strong appeal, especially to young people, to buy these foods labeled as “Health Foods” over their processed canned and frozen counterparts. However, these foods do come at a much higher cost. The high prices leave many Americans with the questions “Is there a health benefit to these foods” and if so, is it really worth it? Give (Frozen) Peas A Chance And Carrots Too by Give (Frozen) Peas A Chance And Carrots by Mehmet Oz aka “Dr. Oz” addresses that very question.
(Maiser). Purchasing food that was grown locally to the consumer puts more money into the local economy. Instead of people’s hard earned cash bringing more income upon a big company, cash could be put back into the consumer’s community which would help bring up the economy levels within that area. Produce such as fruit and vegetables that travel a short distance to the market or store are more likely to have a higher level of nutrition than those that travel a longer distance to a market or
The barriers to this would be the greater expense of purchasing tomatoes and tomato based products, and the fact that I do not particularly enjoy the taste of tomatoes. However, because I perceive the benefits of eating more tomatoes and vegetables in general to be outweighing the costs, I choose to set a goal of eating 5 or more servings of tomato products each