Foods are a huge part of our life. We consume foods to sustain life -to provide nutrients and energy to our bodies.
However, apart from biochemical processes that occurs naturally in our bodies, I was not exposed to food studies until I decided to do a major in food science. It is simply sad. I heard children no longer recognized our food now. Back then, I was influenced by the issues of malnutrition and hunger in developing countries. Children are left with no foods whereas we live in a world where foods are abundant and still, we are abusing what we have on our plates.
The comparison between hunger and obesity reflects the huge difference of lifestyle that the poor and the rich. Nutritional values are only valuable for those who deem themselves healthy. And even then, there is no strict definition of being healthy. The term "healthy" has no standard attached to it but marketers are using them as a "mode" to promote food sales.
Years after years, poverty never ended and obesity have grown. We simply have made invisible effort in our food distribution or shall I say, manage how people eat? Or food purchases?
And the blame goes all around from the manufacturer to the consumers to the regulatory authorities and bouncing back and forth. There were no ends to this.
I understand those who live in poverty probably does not have a choice to get food that they want and need. How about us who live in the city where we can afford to have food? My question is how could I interest you in the topic of food?