Therefore, the support of this movement is more of the wealthier population. People who are able to spend considerable amounts on only local. Pelletier believes that eating only locally produced is not necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. While it may not a hundred percent necessary, locally grown food are fresher and more nutritious to your body. I agree with Pelletier that limiting your food to 100 mile is unrealistic.
They might have the money to buy quality food and still make the wrong choices when it comes to their diet. There is absolutely no evidence that higher social classes eat healthier. On the other hand, according with evidence given above, the lower class might not have a lot of options but they do have choices which are a bit more difficult make and unfortunately people don’t make those choices and blame the easiest, but not the most obvious thing “money”. There is a lot of free accessible information for everyone and we should stop making excuses. Someone once said:” we are what we eat”.
He claims that fast food is not at all cheaper than buying a few groceries and cooking at home. He expresses the different myths about fast food like how it is supposedly cheaper than real food when measured by the calorie, the mentality of people that if it isn’t fast food, it has to be costly organic food, and that there just isn’t enough time to cook at home. These myths followed by genuine factors such as addictions and a cultural impact, help Bittman prove his argument’s validity across to his audience. I have to say that Bittman proved his argument’s effectiveness, for he clearly stated his thesis and provided various reliable
On the extreme side of having a healthier lifestyle there is a locavore system. This system means that you confine your food to a 100 mile radius (Pelletier703). In “The Locavore’s Dilemma” by Christophe Pelletier, he disagrees with movement, but believes that the distance is not more important rather than the carbon footprint. Pelletier also recognizes the struggle of busy tight budgeted families when deciding their food decisions. Therefore, the support of this movement is more of the wealthier population.
The fast food industry is a bunch of lies. In Mark Bittman 's article “Is Junk Food Really Cheaper,” he says that fast food is not the way to go. He talks about how lower income families have to resort to the “Cheaper” fast food they can afford. Is fast food truly cheap? Bittman does not think that fast food is cheaper and I agree with him.
He proves his theory by wanting a smoothie and going to 2 different ‘wholesome foods’ just to be unsatisfied with the overly priced, ($9.00 and $7.75) more calories (roughly about 300), and longer wait periods (about 10 minutes each smoothie) to just go to a local McDonald 's and satisfy his craving for just $3 and 225 calories, plus it only took seconds to make (Freedman 506-507). Most are quick to jump to the assumption that fast food is unhealthy for you, although it is not particularly great for you, neither is the wholesome foods. The media shows that all processed foods make us ill and overweight, so we really do not have a choice but to believe that if we eat fast foods, we will become sick and unhealthy (Freedman 508). For that he attended a stress management seminar where a wellness coach spoke to those who came. She said that “ it’s okay to eat anything as long as its plants or animals origins aren’t obscured by processing”.
Many families would rather spend twenty five dollars on a couple value meals at a fast food chain rather than take thirty minutes to prepare a healthy, cheaper meal. Instead, Americans criminalize fast food corporations, for “making them obese”. Simply put, American citizens need to take responsibility for their everyday actions, leading them down a path of obesity, and stop blaming the fast food industry, the government, and their “lack of time”. First of all, consumers have an option of what they would like to eat; McDonalds does not have customers tied up to poles, forcing Big Macs and McNuggets into their mouths; in fact, there is no one forcing people to eat any fast food at all. The consumption of fast food products is purely a choice.
A huge portion of our tax money is spent on entitlement programs, which pays for obese people’s medicine. State legislature and boards have also called for... ... middle of paper ... ...to be propitious, but various small activities can be influential. Teaching a child how to cook, restricting deserts, and being informative about food diet is the least parents should do to their child. Regarding the food industry, I am adamant that they do not care for our health and are propelled by the amount of riches they can make. There can be only one remedy to this menace, that is being responsible and not get driven by the fact that fast food are cheap.
Junk food options are already set at a more reasonable price than healthy foods, enticing people to buy these less expensive goods. Even though putting a tax on other products, such as tobacco, has served the intended purpose, food is a necessity humans must have for survival. Society is used to consuming foods they want, and will continue to do so. Putting a tax on unhealthy food will not necessarily lower the obesity rate because there are other factors that contribute to this problem. Moreover, taxing measures are usually intended for the collective benefit of society rather than the individual.
The biggest fast food franchise is worldwide is Mcdonald’s. Americans have made the choice to eat there more often, neglect to exercise, and let their choices stress them out. Mcdonald’s is a convenient food source that is economically a good choice if you are trying to save money. Food is cheap and you can get a large amount of food for a small amount of money.The downside to this franchise is the quality of the food. Mcdonald’s’ food is full of chemicals that the human body should not have in it’s system.