• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Fast and convenience food Vs Healthy and organic food

Extracts from this document...


Fast and convenience food Vs Healthy and organic food Is Convenience and fast food an easy and helpful alternative to organic and health food? I say yes. In the modern world where people are constantly worrying about their diet, are we getting a nutritional balance or just eating too much? Nowadays fast food restaurants are making an effort to bring healthy food to you. For instance, McDonalds has just introduced a breakfast menu with fruit toast, porridge, juice, coffee and muffins. They also have a salad menu. Their list of ingredients was definitely nothing to be ashamed of. Other fast food restaurants have made a similar effort. Wimpy, Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut and Dominos are just a few who are changing their menus to the healthier alternative. ...read more.


Floods, droughts and pest infestations can ruin the entire crop. Conventional farmers can artificially extend the natural seasonality of their fruits and vegetables, so that you get oranges in summer and avocado pears all year round. * If imported may have been sprayed with chemicals to keep it fresh, so it is actually not as organic as it claims on the packet. * Some farmers claim that their chickens are organic and free range, but if they are free range how can you be sure that they are only eating organic food. So maybe I'm right in saying that organic food actually isn't worth all the fuss and we should just stick to other methods of farming which use chemicals and are a lot easier if not quite so profitable. ...read more.


Which is ideal if you are elderly, disabled or have of young children. They often sell ready meals that are useful because they have been pre-prepared you can just stick them in the microwave or oven and most only take seconds to heat up and you can freeze them and eat them to weeks after you bought them. There are the smaller brands of fast food. Takeaways like Fish and Chips, Chinese, Indian, and Pizzas and so on are help for people who don't have the time to cook for them selves. These places are local and so you don't need to drive to get them and are not polluting the environment with car fumes. From the research that I have done I think that I can say; that yes fast and convenience food is an easy and helpful alternative to organic and health food as well as being cheaper. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Food Technology section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Food Technology essays

  1. An investigation on burning food.

    But my set of results did not show that and the average and Rebecca's and Alex's set of results proved this. In conclusion, the results were not the best set of results that could have been found. But then time was restricted so I was unable to repeat the experiment

  2. I have been asked to produce an A4 booklet describing the components of a ...

    It used to be the same that F1 cars and teams were sponsored by alcohol and cigarette bands which is bad as it is a highly popular sport which many watch and its not good promoting things so damaging to your health.

  1. Food Technology - Healthy School Meals

    Free school milk also ended for 5 - 7 year old and cash cafeterias were being introduced into secondary schools. Local councils made the schools obtain tenders for school meals in 1991 which went to the cheapest company. The uptake of school meals dropped to 45% in 1995.

  2. Free essay

    An Investigation into Convenience Foods

    Pasteurization was a significant advance in ensuring micro-biological safety of food. the developing consumer society in the developed world furthered the development of food processing with advances such as spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colorants, and preservatives such as sodium benzoate and saccharine.

  1. Describing the Nature of the FAO Report "The State of Food Insecurity in the ...

    For example among developing regions, only Latin America and the Caribbean has been reducing the prevalence of hunger quickly enough since 1990 to reach the MDG target by maintaining its current pace5. In sub-Saharan Africa, the prevalence of undernourishment has been decreasing very slowly, although the speed of progress improved in the 1990s.

  2. Today more than ever, fast food restaurants are trying to jump on the bandwagon ...

    There is always the fresh and fast option of Subway, which has 6 sub sandwiches less than 6 RIVERO 2 grams of fat, all under $5. Even though we are all familiar with Jared and his love for Subway, his ability to have the discipline to limit the type of


    been seen to prolong the shelf life of the dairy products (Chen and Hoover, 2003). Biopreservation of Seafood Products The effectiveness of bacteriocins and protective cultures to control growth of Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum-packed, cold-smoked salmon has been demonstrated by several researchers.

  2. My aim is to prepare a meal and compare each component with a readymade ...

    Aroma 5/10 I liked the smell of the spices and the herbs in the pasta sauce. Texture 1/10 The pasta was very dry and it lacked moisture, but I liked the way each vegetable had a different texture in your mouth- some were tender and some were firm.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work