Food Security

Food is fundamental in our life and I profoundly believe that the power of food has a dominating power in our society. Canteen used to be the sole place where food is provided but as time changes, we are having more choices than before. Right now we are facing the dreadful reality that more students prefer street food rather than food in school canteens. There are 49 street food stalls which provide us with pancakes, stinky tofu, barbecue and so on. I bet that most of you have been to these stalls more than once. However, it causes several problems.
  * First of all, food security. I don’t want to make you feel nauseous but I have to say that the swill-cooked dirty oil, which consists of leftovers and inferior pork, is involved in the very process of making food. You couldn’t have dreamed of it! The oil is removed from the sewage near the restaurants. Then the workers will filter various raw materials to produce cooking oil. Later, the oil is refined by boiling off the waste. In brief, the illegal producers mix them up so that you may not even notice the difference. Therefore, dirty oil sneaks back onto the dining table through a great amount of underground work. When surveyed, those vendors refused to tell us where the originals and ingredients come from. According to a survey made by The Food and Agriculture Organization, street food sellers often lack the storage, cooking and cooling equipment necessary to prevent the formation of dangerous bacteria. Under some circumstances, a single bacterium can grow into seventeen-million disease-carrying organisms in just eight hours. The lack of clean running water and waste removal systems also increases the risk of infection. Only when you see the process with your own eyes will you realize how disgusting it is.
  * Secondly, the environment. It is a huge burden for the dustmen who work at the gate of Fudan. Why is that? Cause trash like disposable chopsticks and plastic bags can be everywhere at the end of a day....