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24 Mar

Did anything in this film surprise you? Disturb you? Inspire you?

I didn’t know that cattle eat corn in there whole life in U.S. In this film it shows  how corn  are now mostly all in  our foods that we eat. Corn are really big manufacture in United State.There are so many stuffs are made out of corn for example, corn syrups which is in soda, chocolates etc. U.S agricultural  policy  said, “in 2007, 92.9 million acres of farmland were devoted to growing corn. In contrast, 2 million acres were planted in vegetables.” This data shows how corn are really important for this country rather than vegetable which are more healthy for us.  This is really surprising  how people grow so much corn, which really don’t help us as much as other vegetable do for body.

What are the benefits and drawback of having cheap food available?Would you be willing to pay more for good food that was grown or raised in more healthy ways for people and/or for the environment? Why or why not? Do you currently purchase foods that are locally produced or organic, even though they are more expensive than food produced  using commercial farming methods? why or why not?

As you know mostly  processed food are made out of corns is either corn syrup or something to do with corn. I knew that processed food is one of the cause of obesity and heart disease and other health problems. Government paying farmer to grow corn so they can make syrups or oil and add in our food. The benefits of having food is available for everyone and it cost less.  You have more food and more variety.  I would  pay more to have good and healthy foods. Its better to give more money and to good food.



15 Nov

Bodega is  small grocery store. Bodega have all kind of junk foods in there for example soda, chips, candy, sandwiches, Goya products etc. Bodega foods are unhealthy for community people because they add corn syrup in all the foods which is not healthy. Owner of the bodega decide what kind of food they going to sell. Whatever people demand that what owner sell. One way to change bodega food is add some healthy food as like vegetable, fruits. Bodega sell unhealthy food because that what people want and its cheap. People buy this items because that the things are available for them and also healthy food are more expansive. I think bodega food are bad for community because the ingredients in the food  have chemical and that cause disease like obesity, diabetes. I think they shouldn’t sell this kind unhealthy food.

Family Food Tradition

26 Sep

Family food Traditions are dishes that are made by our ancestors and passed down to our generation. My family Tradition was from The Dominican Republic and is made from Plantains. These plantains are boiled with salt and a bit of vegetable oil. Then it is smashed and usually cooked with fried sausage and tropical white cheese. These ingredients are together as a group are a perfect meal for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. The dish comes from years of farming and harsh days in the heat of The D.R. This dish is eaten at any holiday and or celebration. – Rafael Cruzado

My family food tradition came from Bangladesh or India. The food called Biryani we usually eat in dinner and lunch. For this food we need rice and chicken or beef is defend on what you like, spices, onion, garlic, ginger, corn oil (vegetable oil). First you put oil then onion, garlic,ginger after 3min you put the spice and chicken. Then let this cook for while then you out rice and water so rice can boil. After is cook we all eat together we also make some salad (onion, pepper, cucumber, and tomato) is good with Biryani.  We also cook this food for festival or for guest. — Shabrina Srabony.