Firstly, as the world nowadays become more developed, there are more choices in food to eat, globalisation and the opening of international trading has bring the choices of food from locally in the past, into globally in the future as now individuals can eat and chooses food from around the world. Moreover, with more jobs opportunities, people’s income have risen and therefore increasing the purchase and choosing a variety of food. Also, with the information about the food now become more accessible through food packaging, books and internet about healthy and unhealthy food, it is now easier for individuals to choose what to eat and what not to eat since they can receive information about the food and its ingredients plus nutrients that comes with the food.
However, there are certain problems nowadays that can affect the choices of selecting healthy food. One of the biggest problems is information failure and lack of information. Although there is information about the food, there are some products that give unclear, confusing or incomplete information about the products. The producers have the right not to tell whether it is the food grown using organic or conventional farming, so what looks like organic food, might not be organic at all. Also, there are no agreements between scientists that organic food is a good food; some may said that they are good, other argue that it is not. Furthermore, with the development of chemical, it can make unhealthy food, such as fast food to become much tastier that the actual taste, thus advertisement and sales promotion of unhealthy food on TV and media services have encourage people to use more unhealthy food rather than healthy food, for example, McDonald gives away free toys in kids meal, attracting children to eat McDonald