In many countries traditional foods are being replaced by international fast foods. This is having a negative effect on both families and societies. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
International fast foods, like MacDonald and KFC, have spread all over the world. There are some reasonable factors triggering this phenomenon although many people in different countries worry about its negative effects on families and social culture. I think there should not be to much unnecessary concern on this matter.
When a country is being involved in globalization, accepting exotic foods is a natural and unavoidable thing. Firstly, So-called international fast foods are just what foreigners eat in their countries every day. They come into a new country following international markets and investments. Secondly, the reasons for its popularity are standardized producing process, reliable and quality ingredients and comfortable dinning atmosphere in a western restaurant. These factors are just shortcomings in normal restaurants in developing countries. Last, young generation who are living in a fast paced society favor fast food because they need less time on dining or relaxed vibe for a break in afternoon. Based on above reasons we should not worry about foreign fast foods penetration in a country.
Undeniable, these imported food patterns have their own drawbacks. Many of them are fried meats or cheese and lack of vegetables. It is not a nutritional balanced diet and obesity has become common among teenagers. Furthermore, the attractive dining style means cultural input. As a result some countries traditional value about cuisine and life style has been influenced gradually. Nevertheless, I think we can’t say this evolution is good or negative because we live in a globalized time.
All in all, in modern society the flow of foreign food patterns is an inevitable result due to globalization. Any country can’t find a way of only receiving international finance and refusing accompanied food culture. It should be ordinaries’ right to order the menus on their tables. After all, diversified food culture is not a bad thing. We should not concern that excessively.