Small businesses already struggle and they need to be protecting by not allowing "Buy Nothing Day" to derail their profits. Lastly, consumerism is a healthy part of a growing environment. People need to buy goods in order for businesses to have money so that the economy can continue to grow. With "Buy Nothing Day" the entire consumer market is coming to a halt which will hurt consumers and businesses. Without this flow of commerce, the economy could fail.
The problem The nutrition problem that St Mary’s Food Bank is trying to address is the food insecurity. Food insecurity is an ongoing issue in the United States. Food insecurity is a term that is used to describe the absence or limited access to adequate food in a household (1). Even though there is enough food in the United States for everyone, some people are still struggling with food insecurity. Food plays an important role in the growth of the body.
“The way human beings consume food has changed more in the last fifty years, than in the previous 10,000,” Michael Pollan, the director of Food Inc. states in the opening line. However, the constructed marketing schemes used to sell this food still paint a picture of agricultural, farming America. (2009) But the reality couldn’t be any more different. In supermarkets, seasonal foods are now year round, boneless meat is an option. Eric Schlosser refers to this as the “deliberate veil,” (2009) a concealment of where our food products are coming from, a truth the industry doesn’t want consumers to be aware of.
Additionally, the forever changing food industry has caused the introduction of fast food and frozen, fast to make foods because many people don’t allocate the time to make all of their meals because they say they have too much going on. This epidemic has caused many foods and celebrations to seemingly lose their authenticity as many people show up to gathering and events with a store bought snack. In my opinion, this ruins the fun of having a potluck, where everyone brings a dish and everyone shares, style of celebrations. Rarely do people comment on the quality of the cooking or complement each other anymore because often times the response is simply “Oh I didn’t make it, I bought it at the store. Aren’t they great though.” Although I understand that we, as humans, have become more occupied with education and extracurriculars, I think we need to understand that food is more important than twenty minutes a day.
‘Work no longer fits within the traditional ‘vertical’ structure of function’, (Hall, 2013). The current structure being used at Fraser Foods isn’t flexible enough for the new expansion. The current Directors aren’t enough to support the expansion and the cook school, two new Directors are joining the team to support the company’s vision and to ensure it continues to be a successful business. Recommendations Fraser Foods should update to a matrix structure making it ‘dynamically modifiable’ (Karniel and Reich, 2011) to expansion changes. The company could expand even more to increase their market share.
There has been an increase in GMO foods on shelves over stores and supermarkets all over the world. Since 1994, GMO foods have been a major controversial issue between the people who support them and the benefits or the people who are against them and the negative ramifications. There have been much debate on what the FDA should do about the GMO foods. If they wanted to keep them they could cause much more sickness or if they wanted to get rid of them it would take many years to take all the GMO food off the shelves and produce GMO free food. Even though GMOs have good qualities and come in great quantities around the globe they also harbor a very negative effect, especially towards the human body.
Issues: 1. What are the three most critical challenges facing your business today? Dunkin Donuts is facing more challenges in the business due to change in the taste and preference of the customers. There are more shifts in the consumer taste and preference towards health-conscious food that is affecting the entire existing business. Next, there is a decrease in the number of customers visiting the store exclusively for donut as there are more companies in the market to provide coffee and other beverages and other foods and donuts that are pulling the crowd.
Weight gain in college students may be an effect of the lack of affordable healthy foods and their accessibility. Michelle Obama effectively uses a range of rhetorical devices to persuade her immediate audience in Philadelphia, as well as her secondary audience listening throughout the United States, that implementing more supermarkets in communities to increase healthy food affordability and accessibility is
More and more Indian people are being diagnosed with diabetes. Researches are thinking that because they are not used to the high sugar, high cholesterol diets that they are in an even bigger risk at being diagnosed with this disease. These developing countries obesity rate is increasing a very fast rates which have many people worried but western countries are still the obese champions. The most terrifying thing is that the kids of the next generation are having to shoulder this unhealthy foods. Comparing Globesity and Food
Fast food industries have been sucking consumers in through advertisement, enticement and new products for decades. Although it isn't a new epidemic, I feel as if it might be becoming worse in more recent times. With a more on-the-go community, better technology, and more new products, these unhealthy industries continue to prey on Americans, as well as people all over the world, and help to create an unhealthy lifestyle. I personally believe that without these institutions being so available to us, people would be less inclined to eat there. Now and days, people are so caught up in their lives that they barely have time to sit down for dinner, so the most obvious choice for many, in order to keep up with their packed schedules, is to find