Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Here's a shocking fact, low income neighborhoods lack proper grocery stores. Surprisingly there isn't a shortage of convenient liquor stores and fast food restaurants, can you believe it. The problem is that large corporations use disinvestment has a tool to keep the poor in there place. Disinvestment is when a company will divest an asset or subsidiary as a strategic move for the company, planning to put the proceeds from the divestiture to better use that garners a higher return on investment. This powerful tool doesn't just act as an inconvenience by limiting what people eat but how there bodies respond to being malnourished. Fast food companies are becoming richer by the day because low income neighborhoods lack major human resources. In the greater picture American fast-food franchises have been a major contributor to globesity. Globesity his is a blend of global with obesity and refers to the looming public health crisis worldwide caused by excessive weight gain.
Be the change,