Confusing Food Taste and Ingredients
I have come to realize that this is really a big problem going on in the world. A lot of people really have not come to realize this topic. I learned just recently that McDonald’s beef is not real beef at all, the brand that they get the meat from is actually called one hundred percent beef. That is another example of how we are being fooled by companies so we can buy their food. Crazy to believe that some people do not even care what is in their food, they just care about how the food tastes. I really never knew what is in a bag of hot chips like how they are made. I remember somebody saying they use acid to make a bag of takis. I never ate a bag of takis after that. I love to eat hot fries but I really never thought to myself ¨what is in this bag of chips¨ I just ate them. They really could be bad for me in the long run. It could really ruin my stomach. Sometimes my grandma tells me to stop eating them because they are bad for me. I really am going to stop eating them, because they could really ruin my stomach. Who knows what is used to make that bag of chips. Another example is school food, i remember when I was younger like in my elementary days people used to say they just microwave the food. I remember I got a baked potato here at school, and I looked down at my food and it looked so disgusting. I was just like ¨what is in this food¨. Everyone knows school food is nasty but does the school even tell us what is in the school food.
I wonder how come a lot of people know what Mcdonald’s is made out of but still eat it. I’m pretty sure everyone knows what Mcdonald’s nuggets are made out of, but still eat them. McDonald’s is probably the worst place for you but it is still one of the most popular fast food places in the world. So just think about this, do people really care about what is in their food. Then there is the complete opposite person who does not eat food unless they know what is in it. Everyone should be like that person and care about what is in their food. If I make a survey right now and ask people in the school ¨ do you care about what is in your food¨ I’m pretty sure everyone will say yes but also pretty sure they are just saying yes just so they do not look bad but in reality they eat anything and do not care about what is in their food. All these stories I read about this topic I really learned a lot from reading about this topic. I can understand why these people are mad, everyone really needs to wake up on this topic. I promise if you read the stories you will realize exactly what I realized. Everyone needs to wake up and realize you need to know what is in your food. You could go out and eat at some restaurant and eat something you didn’t know was in the food and end up really sick.
Responsibility of Restaurants and Companies
Then what is going to happen, it is not the company’s fault you ate the food, they did not force you to put the food in your mouth. There are also some restaurants that tell you how the food is made and what is in the food. These restaurants tell you what is in the food and how many calories this meal has. Why can’t just every restaurant be like this? Some restaurants will tell you how many calories the meal has but really just do not want to tell you what is in the food. People around the world are really furious over this topic. Is this why people go vegan because they know what is in the food you’re being served. I am pretty positive that all the fast food we eat is not good for us at all, if the food was good for us why do we not know what is in it. Do people really care if their food is gluten-free or how many carbs there are in the food? Just think about that for a second, do you go and buy groceries and look at the back of the item and see how many calories are in the food and all that good stuff. We think the people who do that are weird, but they are really the ones who care what is in their food. We really all just go and grab the food and just throw it in our baskets not caring what is in our food.
You Need to Know What Is in Your Food
Of course, we all have the right to know what is in our food but do we really care what is in our food. I am seventeen years old and not once in my life have I ever seen someone go to a fast-food restaurant or any restaurant and ask ¨what is in this meal¨. Have you ever really cared what is in your food, to be honest, before you ever read this essay? Have you ever said to yourself Ii wonder how this is made?’’ I guarantee there will be so many people who just do not care what is in their food, they just care about how it tastes. It will save you in the long run before you go out and eat something you were not supposed to eat and end up sick because you did not care what was in the meal. When we think before eating, we just stuff it in our mouth and chew. Is the labeling on the food true? We see some labels that say ¨all fresh¨ but is the food really fresh? We have been getting played this whole time. Like I said about the Mcdonald’s thing, we thought this whole time that we knew what was in our food. We really have no idea what is in our food. Now that I think about it, it really is mind-blowing that we do not know what is in our food. To be honest with you all, I really did not care to know what was in my food. After all these papers I read about this topic, I MUST KNOW WHAT IS IN MY FOOD. If you were like me and didn’t really care to know what is in your food, please go and read some papers and I promise your mindset will change one hundred percent. Wow, I really have been thinking this whole time that the people who care all about the calories in their food are weird but these people are actually very healthy because they want to know what is in their food. Usually, the people who care about their calories are fit and strong people, the people who do not care what is in their food, just throw everything in their basket at the grocery store are the complete opposite. Those are usually bigger people, all cause they do not care what is in their food. I swear my mindset is completely different. I am so glad that I chose this topic, it really changed my whole entire mindset.