I disagree with this opinion that becoming easier to buy prepared food had change improved the way people live. I have two reasons.
Firstly, prepared food has bad effect on people especially children in terms of nutrition. Recently, there are many family that both of parents are working. It means father or mother do not have enough time to prepare meals for their children. So, many parents buy prepared food at convenience stores or supermarkets. However, prepared food has negative effects on human’s body because almost of all prepared food is unhealthy. Many food companies add preservations to food. In addition, prepared food are highly seasoned. Due to these things, the number of child diabetes patients is increasing now. They are eating a diet that is too nutrionally unbalanced. It has bad effects on children because they cannot concentrate on studying or playing sports in their school life. Furthermore, there is high possibility that when current children become adults, they cook highly seasoned meals for their children. It is worse circle.
Secondly, Prepared food may cause disappear of Japanese traditional diets. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and communications, the percentage of people who pay for eating out or prepared foods highly than that of people who pay for perishable foods. It’s means that the number of people for cook daily is decreasing. there’s high probability that this will connect tot disappearance of Japanese traditional diets and cultures. From the past, in Japan, there is “home taste”. Mother teachs their children how to make Japanese traditional diets such as ”Umeboshi” and “Miso”. The taste is different between home to home and inheriting the original taste is one of the important cultures. However because of spreading prepared food, less and less people cook daily, and this culture is facing with disappearance. I think that to protect Japanese traditional diets and cultures are precious.
Finally, in conclusion I want to repeat that I believe prepared food did not improve the way people live because there is no good reasons to agree with this opinion. Children in Japan eat a diet that is too nutritionally unbalanced. Besides, Japanese traditional diet and culture may become disappear. Therefore, for all these reasons, I believe that prepared food has not improved the way people live.