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    The United States has an abundance of food and supplies and has more than enough to maintain a healthy living environment for the population. If the United States has such a surplus, then why haven’t we sent t

    Healthcare and Surplus of Goods in the United States

    The United States has an abundance of food and supplies and has more than enough to maintain a healthy living environment for the population. If the United States has such a surplus, then why haven’t we sent these supplies...

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    • Fascinating topic and solution. I wonder how we could share our surplus food and even medical supplies when considering the costs and limitations on what could be shipped, other country’s diets, and even the willingness of people/companies to participate. Some would likely argue that these additional resources should be distributed within the US versus abroad, but I do think the US has more responsibility to help our neighbors as such as developed country.

    • This is a very interesting topic and the solution that you pointed out is an excellent one. The way you introduced how the UN passed Article 12 is a good point. The way that the US waste these resources in unacceptable and should without a doubt be sent to third world countries to help them progress and got out of a state of poverty. The US should defiantly be there brothers keeper as it was before when this country was less of an individualistic one

    • Well put. How you introduced new evidence flowed very well with the piece. It is very true that the US is putting too waste millions of pounds of food and healthcare supplies. But I think you need to take away the “other” part of your writing. When you say third world countries it makes it nonspecific and removed. To really create change I think you should create a feeling of urgency by naming the countries the US could support if it didn’t waste so much. Overall great piece of writing.

    • This is a cool topic. The facts you laid to describe how Americans waste so much was well done. I liked the flow of each argument to support your overall idea. Some people could say that the 1 billion dollars wasted on unused medical supplies and excess food should go to the 1/7 Americans who go hungry and to family’s who can’t afford food or healthcare and have a little of that go to other countries.

    • Hello Maddie,
      I think you did an incredible job framing your argument. You gave statistics but also followed up and explained those statistics and why they are relevant to your main argument. Also, I completely agree with you on how much waste the United States, as well as many other first world countries, produce that could solve problems like world hunger if distributed properly. Unfortunately, because we live in a very capitalist oriented economy with little to no laws on wasting products like food, along with the fact that transportation to countries that need these products are expensive, it’s not likely that this problem will be solved without government intervention. I do hope that in the future, we will be able to realize that others need help.

    • Very succinctly put, and a nice approach to the topic. I have personally long heard that the United States doesn’t have an issue with a lack of food, but rather how that food is distributed, stemming from a lack of anywhere close to an equal distribution of wealth. Your statistics on wasted healthcare products were new and rather surprising to me and I agree with your conclusion that the U.S. should use its surplus to help others worldwide.


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