传统食物流失:这可以从阿联酋的角度来解释。这个国家没有任何全球化的食物链，它对自己的食品体系感到自豪。然而，随着美国主要的全球化快餐公司的出现。像肯德基和麦当劳，人们的偏好已经发生了变化。国内对传统食物观念的偏好也发生了变化。出售传统食品的商店没有收入，因为快餐店已经蔓延(Inglis和Gimlin, 2015)。通过垃圾食品的传播，全球化使各国脱离了他们的传统光谱，因为很容易用快餐店的食物来交换传统食物。传统的改变进一步影响文化和新一代的发展。例如，美国的餐馆。麦当劳和肯德基遵循各自的美国风格和文化，包括美国制服和餐厅设计(Inglis and Gimlin, 2015)。当这样的餐厅到达另一个国家，如阿联酋，就会有文化冲突，但由于美式风格被许多国家所接受，这种风格是通过该国的年轻一代培养出来的，从而导致文化的改变。尤其是，孩子们会受到周围新食物传统的很大影响，尽管它们可能并不健康。从这个角度来看，传统和文化食物受到损害，因为人们不再有兴趣在提供传统名菜的餐馆吃饭。这种变化已经在发生(Inglis和Gimlin, 2015)。例如，在UAW的传统中，人们过去常常在晚餐时聚在一起，但在快餐店出现后，人们开始更喜欢单独用餐，而不是坐在一起。
血汗工厂问题:随着全球化的到来，快餐连锁店应运而生。这些快餐连锁店只是血汗工厂的另一种说法。主要的快餐公司已经从年轻员工的廉价雇佣中获益(Power, 2016)。然而，如今，年轻人并不是唯一接受这些工作的人。工人们来自各个年龄和种族。他们依赖这些工作来满足最低的日常需求(Power, 2016)。例如，在加利福尼亚，最低工资是每小时9美元。这使得人们很难承认，这些人设法以体面的方式谋生。有些人甚至不得不依靠人民的援助，并以某种方式努力使他们的要求得到满足。这些快餐公司让个人工作越来越多的时间，同时提供尽可能低的工资(Power, 2016)。恶劣的工作条件不容忽视，这是全球化对粮食的另一个负面影响。尤其是在食品行业，有工作比没有工作带来更多的压力和抑郁。人们为这些公司奉献了生命，却没有得到任何回报。
Cultural food loss: This can be explained for example from the perspective of UAE. The nation did not have any globalized food chains and it took cultural pride in its food systems. However, with the advent of major globalized fast food firms from U.S such as KFC and McDonalds, the preferences have changed. The preferences towards traditional food notion within the nation has also changed. Shops selling traditional food items are left without earning because the fast food restaurants have spread (Inglis and Gimlin, 2015). Through spread of junk food, globalization has taken the nations off of their traditional spectrum because it is easy to trade traditional food with food from fast food restaurants. Change in traditions further influences cultures and new generation’s development. For example, the restaurants of U.S such as McDonalds and KFC follow their individual American style and culture inclusive of American uniforms and restaurant designs (Inglis and Gimlin, 2015). When such restaurants reach another nation such as UAE, there is a culture clash, but as the American style is accepted in many nations, the style is fostered especially through the younger generations of the nation resulting in change of culture. Particularly, children are very much influenced through the newer traditions of food that they see around them, even though it might not be healthy. From this perspective, traditional and cultural foods suffer because people no more have an interest of eating from restaurants offering traditionally famous foods. The change is already occurring (Inglis and Gimlin, 2015). For example, in the tradition of UAW, people used to come together at the time of dinner, but after fast food restaurants advent, people have started preferring their individual meals rather than sitting together.
Issue of Sweatshops: With the advent of globalization, fast food chains have emerged. These fast food chains are just another term for sweatshops. Major corporations of fast food have gained benefits from young employees hiring over cheap prices (Power, 2016). Nowadays, however, young individuals are not the only ones who have taken these jobs. The workers are from every age and ethnicity. They depend over such jobs for their minimum daily requirements (Power, 2016). For example, in California, the minimum wage is set at 9 dollars for an hour. This makes it very difficult to acknowledge that such folks have managed to earn a living of decent nature. Some even have to depend over assistance from people and have struggled somehow to make their requirements accomplished. These fast food firms have kept individuals to work for more and more hours while providing them with as low wage as is possible (Power, 2016). The poor working conditions cannot be ignored and this is another negative influence of globalization over food. Especially, in the food industry, having jobs involves more stress and depression that no job. People have devoted livelihood to such companies and have gained nothing in return.
From the perspective of this essay, it becomes clear that globalization might have added benefits to the food system, but the amount of issues globalization has created only has added towards the prominent disadvantages. The disadvantages are so high that it becomes almost impossible to negate them with the advantages. The government authorities and regulatory policies need to be such that there is standardization of food even in this globalized world.