The Obesity Epidemic Of The United States Essay

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The obesity epidemic in the United States is increasing by day and has become a huge problem because so many people are now obese. Being obese can cause all kinds of problems for the human body. Obesity occurs by eating too much food or eating too much of the wrong foods. All fast food companies make food that is extremely fattening and extremely unhealthy. They don’t really take in consideration what this food does to the people eating it. The food industries are producing ads and commercials to make their unhealthy, fattening foods look delicious and people buy it because it “tastes good”. The goal of the food industry is to make the consumers buy their product no matter how unhealthy it may be and it is all so they can make money. At this point in time the food industry is the one to blame for the the obesity epidemic and there many reasons to why.
One of the biggest reasons that the food industry is to blame is because of the way the supermarkets are setup. In the article “The Supermarket: Prime Real Estate,” Marion Nestle, a professor in the department of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University says, “It is no coincidence that one supermarket is laid out much like another: breathtaking amounts of research have gone into designing these places” (496). Every supermarket we walk into looks the same with the milk at the back of the store and long aisles filled with millions of different chips, cookies, candies, and other sugary and unhealthy…

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