Mass Production Of Unhealthy And Non Nutritional Foods

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Speeches, articles, newscasts, billboards, and t.v. shows all tell us to "Feed our growing population!" Which, this statement is very true, there are starving people all over America, and the rest of the world, butch at we put in our bodies is what matters most. When there is a greater demand on food, there is mass production of unhealthy and non nutritional foods, made with added chemicals, sugars, artificial flavors, and fructose. We live in a day where flavored food rules over nourishing foods.

In our country, we have been faced with growing health issues and problems. Some of the problems that we have been facing include: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. A big question that most people have is “Where do these health issues come from?” Its simple, have you ever heard the saying, “You are what you eat?” Well basically that is true. Most food industries had decided to cut out fat in foods so that it wouldn’t be “fattening.” Well, when you take out the fat in foods, it doesn’t taste very good. So in order to keep the sweet flavor in foods, other harmful chemicals and artificial flavoring and sweeteners have been added to foods so that people will continue to buy their products. The food industry in the U.S. in 2014 is worth approximately $5.27 trillion dollars and is on the rise towards $6 trillion dollars. According to the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the average expenditure for a low-cost meal plan for a
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