A New Problem Essay

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A problem comes in many forms or portions. When thinking of an problem, drugs, money, and what is bad comes to mind, but a new form of addiction is arising in the of the United States in midst the 21st century. The problem is the addiction to unhealthy foods. This will harm the diet of an average American and more. It is understandable that you get hungry we are human and we do need a form of energy but when that source becomes abused it can be a pitfall. The problem that leads to the pitfall consist of the manufacturing of the food eaten. The American diet consist of processed foods, factors that contribute to Americans eating it and how it can be used to change the way we eat.
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When food is available at mass quantities as it is nowadays and for a low cost people will eat it (Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Republic of Fat (Excerpt)). The more of something is available the more it will be used, consumed, and bought. A basic concept of entrepreneurship. Eating is a necessity; it gives us the energy to go about our day. Eating today gave the energy to write, read, and think, but also it is not what we depend on to live. Processed foods are starting to become life its self. When with a friend, family member, or acquaintance it is always want to go out to eat never a warm healthy, homemade, scrumptious meal. Instead it is let’s grab processed food. Translated into want to go to McDonalds? Arby’s? Golden Corral?
The components that may influence what we eat are variables that cannot be determined for all Americans in the United States. These factors are money, demographics, race, and even age. Americans cannot be determined as one by simply by making everybody eating the same foods (Warner). The factors are not a constant because the United States is a potpourri of cultures, ages, race, and socioeconomic statuses. Many are changes, for instance, the technology being made to make things much easier to do, which involves less work in the physical movement so all those processed food eaten will not be exercised off. Another pricing to processed food healthier more organic are high in value so money is a key factor as well. However that does not mean all Americans buy processed food or even all organic healthier ones but those processed foods are more attainable (Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Republic of Fat (Excerpt)). An additional factor is the way that processed foods are advertised (Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Republic of Fat (Excerpt)). This advertisement also included those of fast food restaurants. Companies that are advertising are making the unhealthy processed foods as tasteful, wonderful, and just amazing but in reality those companies focus on “quantity versus quality.” The other day a commercial came on and was doing a superb job on wanting to buy a hamburger. It looked so delicious, almost as if it to die for. These are ways companies are factoring into the American diet. This factor is a great contributor to the cause...

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