No matter where you go out to eat the food is mostly, if not, always prepackaged. These prepackaged foods have dominated the American food society and in turn allowing for the convenience of all this “good” food.

The idea of the grocery store and supermarket, in America anyways, started up in 1916, but we know all to well that exchanges for essential goods go back to ancient times. For almost a century now, prepackaged foods have been convenient and readily available, allowing for this sense of food security. As long as there is prepackaged foods, we have nothing to worry about.

The problem with prepackaged foods is that it has allowed people to rely on this system to make food for you, just follow the instructions on the box and you’re good for a meal in about 10 minutes. While this system is keeping people fed, the art of cooking is slowly disappearing. In theory, prepackaged foods are a good idea, but in reality it allows for way too much reliance and if all the prepackage foods are suddenly taken away a lot of people will suffer and be affected greatly. In an article posted a couple of years ago, Redefining Convenience Foods — Steer Clients Toward Quick and Nutritious Meals, it says that people are in such a hurry to get food done that prepackaged foods are the easiest and fastest way to go. “While time pressures are often the driving force behind the use of convenience foods, sometimes a lack of knowledge about food preparation plays a role as well. In an ideal world, foods should be not only quick and convenient but also nutritious and economical.”

I would like to see people take more interest in the art of cooking and stand up to the idea of prepackaged foods and stand apart from the rest of society.