What does culture mean to a person? Is it a good thing to experience other cultures? Does culture have the ability to actually destroy another culture? Citizens of any nations are alays constantly trying to indulge in other cultures. Americans are spending thousands of dollars every year flying to a vast number of countries to spend time in other countries and citizens in other countries are flying to the United States, which this is no problem, this is experiencing culture at free will. The problem nowadays is that the fast food chains of America are destroying cultures worldwide.
Culture has a uniquw characteristic about it. In that is is different from area to area of the world. Each place has a certain kind of food that they eat, drink, and their way of life. Most countries, before Fast Food companies took over, ate natural things and lived over all healthy lives. A recent health survey has stated that over 31.8% of US adults in the United States alone are clinically obese. Fast food chains have started to make other countries fat. Mexico now has a 31.8% of obesity. Fast Food chains have started to negatively influence the food that the world is consuming.
Not only is culture the type of food one consumes, but it is their way of life, like their daily routine and exercise. With the introduction of fast food in these nations, their way of life is being affected. With the rise of obesity rates in other nations, health is on the Adeline and health care is on the incline. A study shows that diabetes is on the rise and that in 2030, China is projected to grow from 90 million to 130 million. India is projected to have their number, 61 million, jump to 101 million. With the increase of people diagnosed with diabetes it means that the demand for the medication will only sky rocket. In the United States it costs anywhere from $8-$200 and some do not even have health insurance, so their costs would be even more. In other nations, such as Mexico, it costs the user 50% of the total cost.
America needs to realize how much damage their fast food chains are bringing to other nations and their culture. They are being a over bearing with their chains and need to understand that their “culture” is not natural and the damage will be done and nothing can be done in order to remove it.
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