We live in a world of movement. Everything is always on the run from one place to another. People have become lazy and fat. This is because this generation of people are always looking for the best and quickest way to get something done. This though isn’t always the best way to go about things though. Social media has had a vast impact on the for industry in recent years. People aren’t living in the moment anymore and are living through their cell phones and social media. This generation of people care about the amount of likes they get on a picture or when they are going to post their next picture on Facebook. Which makes them forget and miss all the good that is happening right in front of them.
“The phenomenon known as the “eat and tweet” has flooded social media feeds with mouthwatering food photos.” (MENULOG) In recents years Facebook and other social media sites have been flooded with new food accounts. People have started making accounts of the food they eat. One of the popular accounts near me is about all of the good places in NYC to eat. Not only has this made people go to these places for good food, but many of the posts are of unhealthy food. Not all of the posts are bad, but it has started a trend in the way people act when they get so called “trendy food.” People are going out to eat and before they even touch the food they need to post a picture of it. This has taken away a lot of social interactions in a personal way. People are no longer living in the moment they are living through posts and likes. This has become unhealthy and counter productive.
On facebook a new trend has evolved where accounts teach people how to make different kinds of foods. Not all of this is bad though. Some of the accounts are for unhealthy food and there are some that make healthy food. This though has defiantly had an impact on people though. They are now seeing food wherever they go and more thank likely it is unhealthy.
I am going to do my project on fast food chains and its link to obesity.
-obesity has increased over the psst years.
-fast food is prepared in not a healthy way
-advocate for better and healthier ways to cook food
-ways to decrease obesity
Having new and improving technologies is a very powerful thing People are able to get the newest and latest technologies instantly. This a is a good thing as well as a burden. Each day we find out more and more ways of how technology is affecting us in ways we don’t even realize. In an article from the Huffinton post, by Lindsey Holmes, “Sneaky Ways Technology Is Messing With Your Body And Mind.” it covers the ways i which technology is affecting us in these quote on quote sneaky ways.
First off, it is found that from a study conducted by New York spine surgeon Kenneth Hansard, that by staring down at your phone constantly can actually have harmful affects on your back and spine. Now on top of that the effects of technology are also affecting us chemically. The exposure to close proximity Wifi can have effects on a males sperm count.
Having trouble with keeping your pores clean? Just think about all the paves you bring your phone. Then think about the things you touch wth your hands. The external screen of the phone is being touched by your hands all the time. The paces you bring your phone are also picking up bacteria from these places. Now think about when you place a call . It only makes sense that these bacterias are being transferred form the phone onto your face. People need to begin to be smart with their technology otherwise it is going to have serious health deficits down the line.
The deliberation that i went to went over sexual assault. This topic was very similar to the topic that my group had covered, sexual education. Sexual assault though happens to be sub category of the prevention I did. I learned a lot from this one though. Sexual assault is a major issue around the world today. It is happening for many reasons. There are many different reasons for why sexual assault is happening today. One of these reasons is not understanding what consent is. Consent is often a blurred line for many people. It is very important that both people understand what they are participating in. Major reason why people get into trouble is when alcohol gets involved. People are not in the right state of mind to say they can consent when under the influence. Many of the issues that arise are coming from alcohol. People are not in the right state of mind to really consent. There are many things that we can do on our campus in order to help decrees this issue. People need to just be more verbal about consent otherwise the issue will never be solved. Penn state take action against this issue and provides many different programs to keep the students safe. My presentation went into this issue a little but but not into as much detail. It is important that the students at penn state feel safe. Penn state is creating rules in order to help its students. Sexual assault is a big issue. Its a difficult issue to combat and the deliberation shed light on its issues and ways to help prevent sexual assault.
Americas society over the past century has grown not only in size as population, but also in its waist sizes for its people. There was been a massive increase in the amount of fast foods places in the states over the past few years. This spike is due to the people wanting connivance. The culture has changed, people are always in a rush which makes them not have time for things they have had time for in the past. “There has been an exponential rise in the number of obese individuals especially in developed nations like United States.” (News Medical and Life Science) The fast food places are not healthy places to eat at often.
Even though people have crazy lives it is not a reason to eat unhealthy. Obesity rates have increase drastically over the past years. The food that is being prepared for people to eat isn’t from the best sources even if it is something like a salad. Many times these ingredients used in the healthier food options aren’t from the best sources which has its own problems along with it. The prices don’t lie, you can’t get quality food for so cheap. This is a major issue people shouldn’t eat this food even if it is cheap because it is cause all kinds of health problems across the globe. The kinds of ingredients that are used when cooking these foods are from the lowest source. The real issue life within the big business owners. The companies that are all over the globe are a massive supplier of money and jobs. The companies just need to reevaluate the ingredients that they use in their food so everyone can live a healthier life.
In todays day and age things are being produced with chemicals. More and more chemicals have been used as the years have gone. Products and food have been using chemicals to make things less expensive. Having the products use chemicals usually means that they can make more of these due to the decrease in price of keeping the products good. Is it okay that we are using chemicals to make more of something but less safe for people? In the case of food there is a major problem with chemicals.
The food industry not only uses harmful chemicals in their foods but many farm sure chemical to keep the products from going bad or to keep animals away from them. There are many harmful chemicals thats are being used n many foods and you should know which of them they are to avoid eating them. The top ten toxic food ingredients are 1. Palm Oil 2. Shortening 3. White Flour, Rice, Pasta, and Bread 4. High Fructose Corn Syrup 5. Artificial Sweeteners 6. Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Benzoate 7. Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) 8. Sodium Nitrates and Sodium Nitrites 9. Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow 10. MSG (BetterHealthStore) All of these foods and chemicals are in so many of the foods that most people eat everyday. Processed foods are a reason why so many people are having illness due to these chemicals that are being used in these processed foods. Cancer has been linked to many of these chemicals. Sweeteners are also a major issue for people all around the world. The chemical that we use to sweeten our drinks are very bad for you. These sweeteners have been linked to causing cancers. The best way for you to sweeten your drinks is through natural sugars. Many of the candies that are made today use many of the chemicals listed before. These candies chemicals are not the only thing that is affecting this society in a negative way though. These candies have large amounts of sugars contained in them which has spiked an increase in obesity in recent years.
Many of the farms use chemicals to preserve their products. These chemicals are used to try and keep animals from eating them. Wouldn’t you think that if these chemicals are harmful to the animals that they would also be harmful to the humans that are eating them? People think that are they wash their products off with water before eating it that all the chemicals have been washed off. Is this true? No, some chemicals while still remain on the surface of the products. Daily mail states “One chemical, which has links to cancer, birth defects and infertility, remained on the skin of apples despite the basic kitchen practice. Others remained both on the outside of potatoes and within the flesh, even after cooking.” People don’t even known the half of the chemical that are being used in the foods they are consuming. This is a major issue in all countries around the world.
Many different companies are trying to make their products more clean by going organic. The best way to eat is organic.
For my civic issues post i choose to focus on something that is often over looked, chemicals. There are so many chemicals being used today in so many different way that we just aren’t seeing. Chemicals today are almost put int everything. The issue that I am focusing on today is chemicals in food. The chemicals companies are putting in their products are negatively affecting its consumers. There are many chemicals that we are using in our foods today. The breast cancer fund says “Modern food-production methods have opened major avenues of exposure to environmental carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting compounds. Pesticides sprayed on crops, antibiotics used on poultry, and hormones given to cattle expose consumers involuntarily to contaminants that become part of our bodies. Some of these exposures may increase breast cancer risk.” These chemicals are being used to try and preserve foods that a company is making. Companies also use chemicals in their food products to try and make it look better.
Animals are being feed antibiotics that can be harmful for humans to digest. There are many chemicals that are in these foods that are also leading to certain diseases and cancers. Also many times these chemicals can be found on farms. Many farms us harmful pesticides to try and keep their crops free of bugs and animals. These pesticides though are harmful for humans to digest To that, many things that food are keep in release chemicals as well. For example, Bisphenol A (BPA) can be found in reusable plastic food containers and the lining of food and beverage cans. Research shows that BPA exposure is linked to breast cancer, and has been shown to interfere with chemotherapy treatment for the disease. There needs to be a better way to farm without the use of these harmful pesticides. Many of the wrappings that these products are being packaged in contain harmful chemicals. In an article from ewg it states “New research based on nationwide tests shows that many fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with highly fluorinated chemicals.’ The chemicals in these wrappings are extremely harmful to the consumer. The coating on the wrappers is what makes the chemicals bad to consume.
“Scientists from nonprofit research organizations including EWG, federal and state regulatory agencies, and academic institutions collaborated to collect and test samples of sandwich and pastry wrappers, french fry bags, pizza boxes, and other paper and paperboard products from 27 fast food chains and several local restaurants in five regions of the U.S. They found that of the 327 samples used to serve food, collected in 2014 and 2015, 40 percent tested positive for fluorine, a likely indicator of the compounds known as PFCs or PFAS chemicals.” These chemicals that are in these wrappers have been linked to causing cancer. There are ways to prevent this this though. There are organic ways to wrap these products. There is many ways to prevent these chemicals from being used, many of these companies though use them because they are cheap. If more companies tried to g o organic many lives could be saved.
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