Society - We do not live in a vacuum; our personal choices ripple out and affect the world around us.
We do not live in a vacuum; our personal choices ripple out and affect the world around us.
There is a wilful ignorance about the way our food is produced and the harm it causes to society at large. It is essential that the study of nutrition include the actual cost in terms of environmental and cultural sacrifice to bring down the price at the cashier. This awareness calls out to be addressed urgently given the ill effects that our food choices create. It requires that we create an ethical standard for nutrition.
We have created a way of eating that is built on social inequity. We can no longer support a diet that demands economic slavery to produce foods that are not nutritionally necessary. The growing and processing of so much of the modern diet causes pain and suffering to our brothers and sisters on the planet. These are all issues that need to be considered to create a new nutritional paradigm in the Human Ecology Diet.
The exploitive economics of the food industry are not only shown in the abuse of the third world poor – they extend to the poor in the wealthy nations as well. With the support of government subsidies and factory farming the prices of meat and dairy products are kept at an all-time low. This abundance of calorie dense and nutritionally inadequate foods floods the urban landscape. The modern diet is a direct cause of increased obesity, diabetes and heart disease that plague our society, fill our hospitals and cause rising death rates.
For people with limited finance these foods are filling, tasteful and cheap. They also represent the criminal activity of marketing food that is destined to bring sickness and disease to those who consume them daily.
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