Food habits across the world are changing. Discuss the changes brought in to your community or country by this trend. Are these changes good for the society? Discuss giving reasons and examples.
Owing to the fast-forward lifestyle and spread of multinational fast-food restaurants, fast food consumption has become popular and the conventional way of cooking at home has been decreasing dramatically. There are many changes in society affecting people’s health, economy and lifestyle. In this essay I will discuss these changes and their effects on society.
Firstly, In terms of changes in community, we can find more eating outlets, cafes and bars. Such as Macdonald, KFC and Starbucks that are serving foods to millions of people every day. Secondly, instead of eating traditional dishes, people now have multiple options due to the globalisation. For example, in Melbourne one can almost find variety of food from all around the world. Thirdly, in order to cope up with busy working schedule, rarely do people cook at home. Also, now it is fast, convenient and easy to fulfil food demand especially to visitors and tourists group.
Considering the health and economic factors of society, these changes have adverse effects on people. This is because most of the junk-foods are high in cholesterol and lack of nutrition. Such unhealthy foods have increased the obesity level and heart disease in society. In addition, people are losing their interests in cooking because of their addiction to the outside fast-foods. However, such changes are boon for tourists and visitors as they can easily find foods. Also, people are able utilise their time in social gathering and in their hobbies because they don’t have to waste their time on cooking and cleaning.
In conclusion, it can be said that, food habits of people has changed significantly and the disadvantages of these changes have outweigh the benefits considering their long term health consequences. Therefore, people should start cooking at home or at least should adopt healthy diet.