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Snacks for a Fat Planet
Transcript of Snacks for a Fat Planet
-Obese individuals get shunned from society (which is ironic because the media promotes unhealthy snacks)
-Causes Diabetes, Cancer, strokes, high blood pressure, and other types of sicknesses -Fast food outlets are one of the primary sources of urban litter.
-Less than 35% of fast food wastes are diverted from landfills
-We live within a "food environment", where physical/social environments influence what we eat (Ex: advertisements, billboards, restaurant signs) Snacks for a Fat Planet Pepsi is the second largest food and drink company in the world. Many sweet and fatty foods are addictive to the American population and cause heart disease and other majorly effective health problems. In addition, obesity has drastically increased since a few decades ago. In 2008, the factors of obesity has cost hundreds of millions of dollars in health care. As well, death has heavily increased. Nooyi the CEO of the Pepsi company wants to change their typical foods and add healthier food options. Environment
-Unhealthy snacks decreases GDP and our standard of living.
-People are forced to seek for health care and medicare. Time, money, and resources are used up in order to help them
-Diabetes, Cancer, strokes, and high blood pressures all require money/resources for treatment. Economics Citation Seabrook, John. "Snacks For a Fat Planet." The New Yorker n.d.: 54-71. Print.
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