Hunger in Industrialized America Essay by Wheelieguy

Hunger in Industrialized America
This paper discusses issues of hunger in industrialized America.
# 68857 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 14, 2006 in Sociology (Welfare) , Nutrition (Food) , Agricultural Studies (General)

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This paper relates that, while hunger is considered to be a topic of third world countries, hunger exists in the United States despite the countries long history of food production. The author points out that part of the hunger problem is the lack of real nutritional value in processed foods that are popular and readily available in the United States; sugary, heat-and-eat processed food are cheap forcing many families, including the hungry, to purchase this type of meal instead of the necessary staple foods children need to grow into healthy adults. The paper stresses that American families, who are going hungry from lack of money, are not only the poor living from government assistance but also working families, who fall below the poverty line, but earn too much to be eligible for available assistance.

From the Paper:

"Advances in agricultural science and techniques, food processing technologies, and storage systems have impacted our society both in positive and negative ways. On the one hand, we can now feed more people from less land than ever before. But on the other hand, food processing and the manufacture of snack food, junk food, and the sales of the fast food industry have created a nation of fat, but still yet hungry individuals and families. Unfortunately, even in the most advanced civilization the world has ever known and with grocery stores and restaurants on every corner, there are still those in America that are going hungry several nights of the week."

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