Building A Vertical Garden Bio Dome Club At Northwest Florida State College

912 Words Nov 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
There are specters in the United States, and their names are heart disease and farming-ignorance. Spread across the United States is a fast food and MSG epidemic-- as equally important as well is a decline in the knowledge of producing healthy grown food. To rid this problem from all of the U.S. would be a daunting task, nevertheless could be made possible if started locally. One way to help bring about change would be to establish a Vertical Garden-Bio Dome Club at Northwest Florida State College. The formation of a VG-BD Club could begin to boast access to healthy foods, aid in improvement to the local area’s dependence on outside assistance for key resources, and help maintain life sustainment skills.
According to the Pew Research Center, there are 160,000 Fast Food Restaurants in America with 50 million customers being served daily. The work and school schedule of the average American impedes what could be a healthy diet. The day to day grind doesn’t make it impossible to eat healthy foods, however it does add a degree of difficulty, difficulty so encumbering that it shows in the statistics. The American Heart Association states that, “nearly 801,000 people in the U.S. died from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases in 2013. That’s about one of every three deaths in America.” The amount of time it takes to order and receive food at a drive thru is equal to four people dying of heart disease in the U.S.- one death every 40 seconds. One of the more…

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