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Malnourished society

Americans are overweight and malnourished, an unlikely combination when considering the amount of fruits and vegetables produced yearly throughout our country. Corn and soy are heavily subsidized in the United States. Instead of using tax payer’s money to keep fruits and vegetables readily available at affordable prices, money is wasted on foods which lack nutrition. This lack of proper diet has caused astonishing health complications in recent decades. Diabetes is at an all-time high. More children are born obese than ever before in history. Cancer rates have climbed to record breaking levels. We are aware of the health problems facing Americans and how to solve them, but corporations are profiting considerably off keeping the public oblivious to their unhealthy eating habits.

Processed foods grown with pesticides and soaked in preservatives are forced into people’s diet, increasing the likelihood of developing cancer significantly. Cancer treatment has become such a profitable industry that corporations which have monopolized America’s food and health industries willingly spend billions to keep cancer rates on the rise. Promoting an unhealthy diet has been the mission of America’s wealthiest corporations. With health care costs exceeding hundreds of billions of dollars every year, there seems to be no immediate rush towards promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Processed foods grown with pesticides and soaked in preservatives are forced into people’s diet, increasing the likelihood of developing cancer significantly. Cancer treatment has become such a profitable industry that corporations which have monopolized America’s food and health industries willingly spend billions to keep cancer rates on the rise. Promoting an unhealthy diet has been the mission of America’s wealthiest corporations. With health care costs exceeding hundreds of billions of dollars every year, there seems to be no immediate rush towards promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle.