Food has a distinctive significance in the increasing field of global history. Food markets were the first to become globally integrated, linking detached cultures of the world, and in no other area have the connections between global exchange and local cultural practices been as noticeable as in changing food cultures (Nuetzenadel, 2008). According to Senauer et. al (2005) The globalization of food systems has long been viewed as a process largely controlled by the internationalization of food manufacturing, Many of the largest developing countries and transition economies, such as China, japan and America have achieved levels of political stability that make foreign commercial investment attractive, and that is one of the reasons why Filipinos are embracing the ideas and patronizing the culture and styles of this countries. Philippine food has developed over numerous centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to a varied cuisine with many Hispanic cultural inspirations, due to the many Latin American and Spanish dishes transported to the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period.
It has also recognized varying degrees of influence from Chinese, American, and other Asian cuisine (Jay, 2009). The cooking style, methods and ingredients associated with Philippine cuisine have developed. The Philippines is at a crossroads of shipping lanes. (Fernandez, 2012).
We Filipinos have a very rich culture about foods and economic growth, but most of all we have our fair share in the food industry. We have mixture of different culture because of our history but that history brought fruit to new dishes that we now love, adore and tickling our taste buds. “Our Filipino cuisine is very assorted and it features various cooking techniques and native ingredients significant to regional cooking. We Pinoys really enjoy a good hearty meal whether at home or when dining out.” (Santos, 2016) Cuisines found in the Philippines were also influenced by other global favorites: americans, korean, Japanese, and chinese.
As globalization carries cultures closer, Filipino food continues to alter itself with help of foreign inspirations and modern technology. Filipino food draws inspiration from different international cuisines. Coupled with the inherently unique Pinoy flavors and cooking techniques that have evolved through the decades, it’s no longer a surprise that Filipino food is gaining recognition worldwide. The adobo, Sinigang and pinakbet are just some of the many dishes that have caught the world’s fancy, and aside from its unique and delicious taste this foods supports heart health and counters age-related diseases and supply of manganese, protein and vitamins, so it’s no wonder many foreigners travel far and wide to try our food. Some of the foods that Filipinos are addicting to are most likely to foreign foods such as Japanese (tempura, ramen and sushi), Chinese (Tofu, Chao Fan and Spring), and American (pizzas, Chicken Nuggets and Smores) because it has been part of our culture since the day that they colonize us as well as Koreans (kimchi, samgyopsal and bibimbap) because of the influence of the Korean personalities like K-Pop also because of the fact that this countries are well developed country in terms of economy. Hays (2008), stated that Filipinos have been described as outgoing, hospitable, clever, witty and creative people because of that it not surprising to know that we are embracing the culture and style of other country, and one of the consumers of these foods are the students from CLSU.
Objectives of the Study The general objective of this study is to determine the Impact of Globalization on Food choices of Central Luzon State University students and their awareness of its Health Benefits Specifically, it aims to:
1. Determine the Socio- Demographic characteristics of the respondents in terms of Name, Age, Sex, Course and College;
2. Know the preference of CLSU students in terms of Food Choice Foreign: Japanese (Sushi, Ramen and Tempura), Chinese (Tofu, Chao Fan and Sping rolls), American (Pizza, Chicken nuggets and Smores) and Korean (Kimchi, Samgyupsal and Bibimbap), or Filipino cuisine (Adobo, Sinigang and Pinakbet) ;
3. Determine the awareness of the respondents on the Health Benefits of their choices of food.
Significance of the Study We Filipinos loves to eat, food is the foundation of our social life and since we are naturally born hospitable and outgoing person we intend to adopt and take on the change by embracing the ideas and patronizing the culture and styles of other countries, the result of this study may give and provide a great help to the society, business owners and specially to the students because this study addresses awareness on the health benefits of their choice of food. Scope and Limitation of the study The study will be focusing on the Impact of Globalization on Food Choices and Health Benefits. The following food that will be using in the study; Japanese: Sushi, Ramen and Tempura Chinese: Tofu, Chao Fan and Springs rolls Korean: Kimchi, Sanguypsal and Bibimbap American: Pizza, Chicken nuggets and Smores Filipino: Adobo, Sinigang and Pinakbet The study will be conducting at Central Luzon State University, Maharlika Highway, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.