He also states that eating healthy can result to a better health care system saving millions of lives. The big issue is Americans eating unhealthy every day, but proposing a plan to help stop it from happening. Bittman comes up with new ways to help stop unhealthy eating, but some of his ideas will not work. He comes up with an idea of simply putting a taxes on unhealthy foods and selling staple foods cheap. That will not work because that would upset the processed food companies and also the consumers the foods.
Fast foods bear the blame for the loss of traditional cuisine and authentic dishes that were healthy. Consumer groups have emerged to criticize fast foods. Some of them include the Center for Science in Public Interest, which criticizes fast foods over their portion size, trans-fats, and calorific content. Some have raised long-term physiological concerns as opposed to short term ones. Cancer is a health condition that emanates from lon... ... middle of paper ... ...have particularly hit the debate on food security owing to their short maturation time and ability to alleviate hunger.
That more damage done than smoking or drinking. (Crowley, Michael 5) There are other health problems, such as heart diseases, chronic diseases, and type-two diabetes that occur because of junk food. Increasing the price of junk food, by adding tax, researchers hope that this will prod people to reject unhealthy foods. Taxes will also encourage a healthier lifestyle, even in low-income families (Franck, Caroline 2). The population that are hit the hardest are low-income families.
He begins his argument by commenting about kids suing McDonald’s for “making them fat” (Zinczenko 462). Zinczenko ponders the absurdity of this claim considering how food choices are based on personal responsibility. However, he then considers the overwhelming availability ratio of fast food to fresh food while sympathizing he was once obese himself (Zinczenko 462). Zinczenko uses the primary argument that fast food companies are deceiving consumers with misleading advertisement, hidden nutrition facts, and calorie risks. He believes companies are encouraging the public to eat their unhealthy foods by omitting alarming information and levying “good” deals.
Junk food has mad science behind it. Michael Moss the author of the article “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food”, interviews a man named Steven Witherly, he a scientist on food. According to Moss, Witherly says “If something melts down quickly, your brain thinks that there is no calories in it...you keep eating” (487).For example, both Lays chips and Cheetos puffs melts in your mouth quickly. Lay’s slogan is “You can’t just eat one” because the chip melts into your mouth and the flavor goes with it, people want to continue eating. When consumers buy snacks and look at the ingredients, consumers do not know what the chemicals are in the
Eating junk food as a primary method of nourishment will lead to diseases and illness because your body is being deprived from its needed nutrias. While, by eating healthy you are strengthening your body and giving it proper nutrients to defend it in a time of illness .While, Obesity, diabetic, Hypertension, cancer and other chronic diseases are highly related to fast food. It has more calories on average meal than healthy food do, leading to greater weight gain and illnesses. Mm Now a days, fast food is becoming a cheap and yet a popular way for people who are too busy to cook. But the cheap price o... ... middle of paper ... ...uth be told, studies found that African yank children use a traditional of virtually six hours on a daily basis looking at the TV-and that every extra hour of TV they watch is connected with the use of an additional 167 calories" (p.422).
By eating fast food, efficiency is lost due to its unhealthy nature, not only for the copious amounts of fats and salts it contains, but also because it lacks of vital nutrients. The people in America have fallen head over heals for fast food, because they have conceived the notion that eating fast food is more efficient. In a society that is advancing technologically, providing instant information and communication, people look to maximize efficiency. That, however, is not the only reason that America is obsessed with fast food; people also love the taste of food that the major franchises produce, and have been indoctrinated at a young age to do so. By falling pray to the relative ease of access, “great taste,” and intense advertising campaigns of fast food companies, Americans have become dependent on fast food not only to sustain themselves, but also their culture.
As of now, I am taking a business seminar course and I understand some of the ideologies and methodologies that businesses follow. One part of me says that it very clever that businesses are using science to their advantage in order to promote their product, but another part of me says that it is wrong that they are marketing junk food because it contributes to the increase of obesity in America. I find the idea the of marketing healthy food would benefit everyone in that businesses would be able to make their money and customers could live a healthy lifestyle. However, there needs to be people that would have to invent new foods that limits the amount of salts, sugars, and fat, yet still maintains a savory taste. I believe it will take time, but when the right foods are produced, then it would start trending and businesses would have to cater towards the health of the customers instead of causing unhealthy
In order to maintain significant market share of the industry, fast food companies must entice people of all ages and advertise alternative menu options, even if the nutrition content does not support the messaging. The advertisement of “healthy” fast foods as nutritious often results in calorie under estimation and overeating by the consumer. The reality is Fast Food companies hoax their costumers into purchasing the advertised healthy products, but do not provide enough nutritional information for them to make healthy decisions. In “The Indictments Against Advertising” by Courtland L. Bovee and William F. Arens, both authors of business and contemporary advertising textbooks, briefly discuss advertising’s effect on the consumer and shows the implications of businesses, in this case the fast-food industry, persuading people to “want what they don’t need” (Bovee 358). The advertising technique of persuasion leads to false impressions of a product, much like the advertisement claims of selling healthy fast food.
"Though experts increasingly recommend a diet high in plants and low in animal products and processed foods, ours is quite the opposite, and there's little disagreement that change it could improve our health and save tens of millions of lives." What will help us change the way we eat? What speech or moving moment would change out children's minds on the foods we ingest.Mark Bittman brings up this vital question in his article "Bad food? Tax it, and subsidize vegetables. He suggests that we tax the " health-damaging food", he is a firm believe that doing his will turn people from these choices while pumping money into Americas economy.