Culture; Eating Habits

Our culture defines our eating habits. What is Americans’ traditional food? One day I asked my Caucasian roommate, who has grown up in Portland, Oregon, what his taste of home cooking is. He answered that his taste of home cooking is nachos, tacos and burritos. It was not a joke. I said it is Mexican…

Chemicals in Processed Foods

In the US today we are eating huge amounts of sugar. Every processed food and sugar-sweetened drink contains high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is sweeter and cheaper to make. Consuming enough of it can be toxic which might cause cancer or any other diseases to us. We have to understand that it is a very…

Obesity in The US

Obesity is one of the most significant problems in the United States. When I came to the United States, I observed a lot of people suffering from obesity. As far as I am concerned, there are more people who are overweight compared to people in Tokyo. Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation: The…

Vegetarians in New York

I have been in New York since 2012, and I have met a huge number of vegetarians here. Why are there thousands of vegetarians in New York? It is always an interesting experience for me to meet someone who is vegetarian because I did not meet any vegetarians or even know the word “vegetarian” when…