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Quality of Food Nowadays

Introduction

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Food and eating is one of the fundamental requirements of life. Nowadays food is available in many different places such as restaurants, fast food chains, supermarkets, and other shops. Although food is available in many places it has been said that the quality of food overall is now much worse than 100 years ago due to the increasing use of chemicals and genetically modified foods. Many people think that organic food is something different and more expensive, but in reality organic food was the only available food 100 years ago.

 

Vocabulary

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  • fundamental (adjective)
  • requirement (noun)
  • availability (noun)
  • quality (noun)
  • modified (adjective)

The Question

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Was food better or worse 100 years ago?

Additional Questions

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  • What are the main differences in the food that we eat now compared to 100 years ago?
  • Do you think that food was more natural and nutritious 100 years ago?
  • Do you think unhealthy food is a big problem in today‚Äôs society?

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