To another extent I think that we are limited in food justice. Commercial businesses try to get tons of unhealthy foods to sell after they make them. Sense processed foods are made so fast, they out sell the organically grown foods and become more popular making less of a demand of organically grown foods and more for processed foods.In western KY the demand of organic foods
After hearing the increased stereotypes about obesity in the United States, food has become a major issue. Almost 90% of the food that we consume is unhealthy and full of chemicals. Now that only a few people are aware of this, they are switching to organic food which does not contain any of these harmful and unhealthy substances. Organic food is simply the food that is not grown with the help of harmful pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and growth hormones. Be it acted by the 9th grade House of Representatives of Wayzata High School that organic food should be promoted and given to all of the people living in the United States regardless of their income. This is because they are healthier and can prevent cancer and obesity, help our local economy, and can help in the betterment of our environment and biodiversity.
Over the years food has gone from essentially healthy to very unhealthy. Fast food is the number one problem people face everyday in their lives. Due to the fact of different types of fast food places people have available to them and the unlimited supply of options. This has lead to people making poor choices that cause problems in their lives. The unhealthy fast foods people have chosen to eat has lead people to sue the fast food industry because people are becoming obese. The problem is that people do not know how to read the nutrition labels correctly which has lead to companies being sued. This is a problem that needs to be solved by both parties, the consumers and the food industries. People need to be educated on how to properly: manage
Fast food restaurants are making a lot of money because people who go in there would rather get a whole meal which include fries, a burger and a drink for $5, then get a salad bowl that costs more than $5. It’s cheaper for people to eat bad then to good because all the healthy foods are more expensive than the other foods that aren’t good for your body. Fast food restaurants would probably need to close their restaurants in specific areas because less and less people would purchase food form there.
When the average person is in need of food, they’re usually dealing with the conflicting feelings of whether or not they want to eat healthy, or just spoil themselves with junk foods. Dealing with those feelings, one thing decides for that person; the price. Granted that sometimes there might be good deals for the healthier section, it’s the unhealthy section that is normally cheaper. Even though burgers and fries are much more preferred than a salad. By decreasing the prices of healthy foods, you not only are being considerate to the ones on special diets, but also you’re giving people a better opportunity to have a healthier, more positive life.
The accessibility of fast and unhealthy food has skyrocketed in the past century. “Today, more than 160,000 fast- food restaurants feed more than 50 million Americans each and every day, generating sales of more than $110 billion dollars annually… It is no coincidence that the decline of our health has moved in direct proportion to the rise in the consumption of fast food (Pirello). The negative correlation is definitely no coincidence; it’s easier to find a McDonald’s than an average health food store, given
In the United States, more than 35% of people are obese, partly because healthy food is too expensive for people to buy it. An average kid will ingest 40% of their calories from fast food. Across the world, healthy foods should be less expensive.
Ever wonder why it costs so much to eat healthy? It doesn’t! Organic foods cost more but that doesn’t mean that the food is healthy or good for you. Eating healthy is a very important thing to make sure you do, healthy eating is healthy for you!
Most all parents want their children to have a healthy life and meal every day, but “More than 23 million Americans, including 6.5 million children, live in low-income urban and rural neighborhoods that are more than a mile from a supermarket”(Let’s Move). This makes it very difficult for millions of Americans to provide that organic nutrition to their families. Without meaning to they have put themselves and their families in a “food desert since they lack access to affordable and nutritious food”( Let’s Move). Many people may not know that they are in the situation until the children have already developed the fixed mindset on who gets to eat the healthier
Most of the organic food comes from animals or different types of fertilizer.”For instance,organic fruits, vegetables and other crops must not have been treated with synthetic fertilizers, certain pesticides or sewage sludge. Meat,eggs and milk must come from animals that have been raised according to specific health and welfare standards.”(Cernansky) But then there is people that dont like organic foods and would rather buy conventionally foods.”Kristin Dimarco...knew for sure what she wouldn't be buying:anything organic. I just feel like i've already built up an immunity to anything that might be in food, the 26 year old told me.Besides, she said, why would she want to pay a markup that can run double or triple the cost of conventionally food?”(Lazarus) If it weren't for U.S. Agriculture there might be organic foods
No matter where we go as consumers, we are faced with an endless amount of variety when it comes to product choices. Within the last several years the organic food market has become a popular trend among Americans. In today’s supermarkets, organic foods are everywhere, as they are no longer limited to only upscale retailers. Large corporations are jumping on the bandwagon and bringing the organic industry to the mainstream market, making the products readily available to the average consumer. The movie Food Inc. portrays this when the film shows Wal-Mart transitioning into this industry as it is flourishing with the recent health campaigns. In 2013 the organic food industry grew to $35.1 billion dollars, an 11.5% increase compared to the previous year ("Market Analysis"). Consumers seem to believe that organic foods have more health benefits, such as nutritional value, environmental benefits, and also take account for animal welfare. So what is the truth about organic food and why is it becoming so popular? It seems as though while organic food maybe the better choice, most consumers do not have a clear understanding on what organic food actually is and what it means.
In the year 2014 alone US consumers, businesses, and government entities have spent $1.46 trillion on food and beverages in grocery stores or other retailers simply marking that the demand for food is at a high rate at this point making the demand even higher at the expected population growth year. The daily intake of calories in the US is at 3,639 which is above the standard calorie intake needed which is 2000 calories per day, this indicates that there are varying options of food out there in the industry and the main organization that results in such a increase of calorie intake is fast food chains. The Pricing is cheap and affordable for the average individual meaning that the income of the consumers in that food sector is moderately low or close to middle level the higher the income of the consumer is the more prone they are to purchase foods of higher value such as organic food. In order to help individuals receive the daily food intake they require the government provides subsidies for those families, which for the year 2016 154 billion dollars were allocated averaging to 1,230 dollars per family. At this dollar amount the only food that these families can afford is fast food leading to the increase of calorie intake that was stated earlier. The fast food chain has also grown a lot due to increase and demand
Wouldn’t it be reasonable to consider that people just might eat healthier if they simply had the money to do so? It would be interesting to consider that the people who usually have bad eating habits, are the ones who actually can’t afford to eat healthy. America has the highest obesity rate in the world, but who knows where we could be if the healthy food was more affordable and the junk food wasn’t reasonably cheap. Illnesses and diseases have become common too in people, many that come from just unhealthy eating that has taken a negative toll on the body. Not to mention, people living in low-income areas where in those areas, the main thing around them are fast food restaurants. The promotion of healthier eating and a healthier lifestyle, though, isn’t completely hidden from the public, though more ads about tasty junk food are on televisions, billboards, and so on, more than food that will benefit your body and general health. These things are all played into the fact that people already have a terrible diet, and the prices of foods that can make someone’s diet healthier are too high for most to even include them in their diet regularly. Healthier foods should cost less because it can help lower the high obesity rate in America, it will promote a healthier lifestyle to people to do things like exercise more, and it can help prevent life-threatening illnesses caused by unhealthy eating.
Eating healthier is a goal that most people have for their New Year’s Resolution. Rather it is to eat more salads or try to go to more organic or natural foods. People are trying to find ways to put better food into their bodies. Then to come to the big realization that it is expensive to eat healthier. Why pay seven dollars for a salad when they could go to McDonald’s and get two cheeseburgers for two dollars, or go to an organic smoothie shop and get an expensive organic smoothie that taste bad. While at the same time it cost twice as much as one from a fast food place. Eating organic food is way betters for you than anything you can get at McDonald’s or Burger King, just it’s way cheaper to feed four or five people at those places than going to a restaurant that serves nothing but organic foods.
People all over the world have less or no access to Healthy Foods, and I feel if a rather large group of people could come together, they could supply healthy food to those in need, or at least the resources to make their own healthy food. Having just food in general is one thing, but having Healthy Food is key. Your body requires certain amounts of carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Without those things your body will not function properly and you will not get to live your life fully. Want to lose weight? Have you thought about eating healthier? All the nutrients, proteins, vitamins you consume via healthy foods help that if that’s something you worry about.