The author of American Wasteland, Jonathan Bloom, uses many techniques to steer readers in his direction. Bloom talks about a big issue concerning American in 2010 and is still an issue today in 2016, six years after he wrote this book. As a result of broad research, the main issue today is expiration dates and how state regulations and laws promote food waste (Linnekin). As other books, articles, and documentaries explain this issue they use evidence, positive and negative connotations, and bias to connect with a general audience or supporters.
In David Freedman’s essay How Junk food Can End Obesity, Freedman makes the claim to policy arguing that instead of demonizing processed foods, Americans should instead support the idea and production of healthier processed and junk foods. He calls on the public to recognize that while many products on the market these days are labeled as “wholesome” and “healthy”, consumers should learn to become aware of the fat and calorie content in these products because many times they have the same- if not more- fat and calorie contents as that of a typical Big Mac or Whopper. In his essay, Freedman primarily places blame on the media and the wholesome food movement for the condemnation of the fast and processed food industries saying, “An enormous amount of media space has been dedicated to promoting the notion that all processed food, and only processed food, us making us sickly and overweight” (Freedman), he further expresses that this portrayal of the
This product was never supposed to be used for processed food. With a slow introduction of HFCS into cooking and baking, now a contemporary movement has begun. There is now more of an assortment of foods and beverages that people love to eat. From soft drinks that can be found in everyday grocery stores. Second, are sauces and salads dressing that consumers believe are made from fruits, consequently, thinking it is a beneficial to consume.
In the article, “Escape from The Western Diet,” by Michael Pollan, who has also written many nutritional books, blames our unhealthy eating on the food industry. He argues that we should avoid any processed foods because of what they have become (424). Also, he claims that the American views for preparing a meal has downgraded over the years (425). His solution is to not overeat, but to eat plants instead because they are not as manipulated
The article, “Food Waste Is Becoming Serious Economic and Environmental Issue, Report Says,” by Ron Nixon, talks about food waste and of plans on how to stop it. Specifically, Nixon argues that there are millions of people all over the country that don’t have enough to eat. Also that there are people that go to bed hungry most days, while others are throwing away extra scraps they didn’t eat. Nixon writes about the tons of food thrown in the trash every week, resulting in economic and environmental issues. Also about how the Earth’s landfills then get filled up with even more garbage.
Another important criterion in helping the intern to assess the ripeness of the fruit is true assessment of the stem composition. When the grapes are ripe, the stem will turn brown, the berry will also soften due to depolymerization and arrest of xylem, thus stop transportation of nutrient, sugar and water to berry. Other than that, interns could also test the grapes before deciding whether or not the grapes clusters are ready to be harvested. When the grapes are matured, it would have optimal flavor, juicy sweet pulp with low acid, intense fruitiness aroma, weak astringent and dark crunchy berry with weak
When the dinner bell rings in America, many families are not flocking to the table, but running to the car and the call of the “Golden Arches”. In today’s over-scheduled world, food has now become an afterthought and America is paying the price, literally. Obesity is now an epidemic and a crisis that is not slowing down. The nation is not only paying the price with sky-rocketing medical bills from the effects of the American diet, but also with the deteriorating health of its citizens and for the first time in history, a generation with a shorter life expectancy than the generation before. Food today looks nothing like the food of just 40 years ago, and now instead, is making people sick and obese.
Wide media attention was given to last fall’s spinach contamination, which killed three and injured more than 200 in 26 states, and to the Taco Bell food poisonings, which made dozens of people ill” (Cohen 10). As seen these chemicals don not completely remove the issue of diseases in our food. This is an example of how in modern day we still witness food (pollution? Naw but something like that). True nothing is perfect but corruption is ultimately never the solution.
We often think less about the food we eat every day. We have no Idea what the food we eat is made of or where comes from. Michael Pollan, the author of the Omnivores’ Dilemma, goes through a long journey to investigate the processes of food production in the United States. He started his journey from the industrial farms of Iowa and corrals in Kansas to organic farms and butcher houses in Virginia to finally, the supermarkets in which we all consume. He not only fallows the ecological path of food from farming to consumption, but also the development path of our diet over the years.
Many Americans base their daily meal on hyper-processed calories that have or serve little to no nutritional value. Today, in the 21st century, obesity is constantly on the rise and is an issue that is constantly swept under the rug. “For every one supermarket, there are five fast food restaurants in the United States”, with supermarkets being outnumbered five to one, it isn’t a surprise that eating unhealthy is so common. Well-known essayist and writer, Mark Bittman, in his article, “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper”, published in the New York times, argues that junk food is not cheaper and junk food is held on a pedestal as a go-to simply because making a meal at home can not be produced in a snap of a finger, and society is more so lazy then cheap or indigent.
To heighten color, modify flavor, soften texture, deter spoilage, and to even transform apple scraps, glucose, coal-tar dye, and timothy seed chemical additives were used. Products were often labeled and packaged to appear larger than they were; or packaged to appear to have a higher concentration of food. Farmers felt threatened by unfair competition as shady producers adulterated fertilizers, deodorized rotten eggs, revived rancid butter, and substituted glucose for honey. This began to worry high-quality producers who worried that their products might be undermined by deceitful goods. Real strawberry jam producers felt threatened by the bad strawberry “spread” substitutes, since consumers could not tell the difference while they were purchasing.
The world is experiencing a dilemma today. Many people suffer from hunger, malnutrition, and other problems caused by the lack of sufficient food. However, many other people buy or order excessive foods and waste a lot. In my community, food waste is much more serious than food shortage, and it is easy to see that people throw foods in the dustbin and the foods indeed are still eatable. Food waste is a serious problem.
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