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Nutrition in the United States

This essay talks about how the people in the USA are not living a healthy lifestyle and why. Their eating habits and lifestyle does not enable them to stay fit and healthy.

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Are you over weight? Do you get tired easily? Do you struggle with high cholesterol or with high blood pressure? If so, do not worry you are not alone. Thousands of United States citizens suffer from obesity and other food related health problems. These problems can be traced back to the early twentieth century because it was at this time that the technology necessary to manipulate terrestrial food became readily available. This new technology enabled terrestrial foods to play a vital role in the global market, thus affecting the economy and creating social and environmental concerns. Social concerns mainly came about because of the decreased role of women in family life which had a domino effect -- giving birth to the fast food revolution, the creation of the FDA, world hunger. In the early nineteen hundreds when agriculture was technologically advancing, the United States citizens were consuming a wholesome and more healthy diet than what we have today. Before chemicals and pesticides came into view, farmers ate and grew all natural fruits and vegetables to sell as well as to consume. Because of the Native Americans, farmers learned how to grow certain ...

... but environmental and social. The decline of our society is the direct result of savvy and corrupt advertisement of products that do not have any additional value. Rather, they create a false sense of accomplishment. An 'accomplishment' that only worsens the situation and increases the obesity epidemic now and the far into the future that awaits us. As we have witnessed throughout history, change has consequences. The drastic changes in familiar life have lead to a series of events. The first occurrence was the growth of a fast food nation which lead to the creation of a strict set of FDA regulations and the lamentable depletion of our environment. These have all been the consequences of our over-consumption patterns due to change. These results can be seen in the political, social, economic, cultural, and environmental spectrums. The stark changes in the consumption of terrestrial foods over time have led to: famine, genetically modified food, and obesity. We are currently experiencing the true effects of our previous errors with regards to terrestrial foods. It is now up to us to fix our mistakes and begin a new chapter that will lead our society towards a more environmentally conscientious future.
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