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Q: Nowadays, food has become easier to prepare. Has this change improved the way people live?
With the acceleration of technical improvement, it is undeniable that food has become easier to prepare. Nevertheless, there exists a controversial issue whether the advanced-technical food has really improved the way people live? As far as I am concerned, the disadvantages far overweigh the advantages. Here followed the reasons.
One of the primary objectives for easier accessible food existed is to safe people's time. For that reason, food is probably made in a hurry so that nobody can ensure they get the indispensable nutrition we need for every day. From a sustainable perspective, it is not acceptable. Let me take the microwave cookers as an example, which play an important role in people's daily lives. With the help of microwave, food can be prepared to eat within 3-5 minutes, which is obviously quite convenient, but how can it guarantee the nutrition taking our health into consideration? Do you really think they can play a magic show for us, providing the tasty and rich healthy food? To be honest, microwave cooker is merely the heating machine, its only function is just to heat anything put into it.
Besides, to have meals done quickly, cooks prefer to keep a mount of stock in kitchen, so the additives are necessary, which is harmful to humans' body. According to a research called "public attitudes towards food", 64% of individuals concerned their health due to the way they eat, 15% of the rest said they felt better when they cook themselves. This report has drawn the public attention to the self-made food.
To a higher lever, as public prefer the fast-prepared food such as KFC, burger king, the cook skill will be easily lost in the wind, which means, to a certain extent, the national cook culture is losing away gradually. That kind of junk food will replace the individual's mind, they will not be awareness of the enjoyment of the meal. To them, food is a just a kind of things making them full.
So sum up, meals are not only the original resource for daily energy and health but also the spirit feast, we should take our bodies into account while persuading the convenience.