Most humans do not think of the consequence that processed foods have on our bodies. The big name food producers have manipulated the youth by offering products that go along with their favorite television show. The farming aspect of food production is horrible. The animals are treated very poorly. The process of slaughter is unsafe and very unsanitary. The farmers are treated poorly by the big name companies. The health in the United States is declining severely, 16% of children are obese,have diabetes, and other major health problems. In David Barboza’s article, “If You Pitch It, They Will Eat It,” Barboza argues that big name food companies are targeting the youth of society, because they will watch a show on television and see the food products at the store with their favorite character on the packaging. But the food that is being marketed to the youth is unhealthy for the human body. “There are SpongeBob SquarePants Popsicles, Oreo Cookie preschool counting books and Keebler Scooby Doo Cookies. There is even a Play-Doh Lunchables play set” (Barboza). Here he shows the audience …show more content…
They are actually losing money. So when farmers keep growing corn they are going to continue to lose money. They way corn is used to feed livestock(Cows,Pigs,and Chickens) their digestive system is not made to digest corn. Most of the meat we eat today does not taste as good as it used too because the livestock used to be free roaming, therefore they would eat the grass which is better for the meat. The overproduction of corn has caused it to be used in
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In 1906, Upton Sinclair wrote a novel that was designed to attract the people of the United States. Throughout this novel, Sinclair pointed out several defining details about the workers in the food industry (Sinclair). The title of this novel is The Jungle because Sinclair always believed that the food industry reminded him of the jungle. Back in 1906, the food industry was very hazardous. The working conditions were very unsafe, including the extreme fluctuation in temperatures from unbearable heat to freezing cold, the lack of safety equipment, sanitary needs, and even the high amounts of workers.
Obesity rates have risen, our food has been modified, and production in America has drastically changed. This book has open the eyes of many Americans, so that they may take a stand and fight for what’s right. The people deserve to know what they are buying and what they are eating. And that's exactly what they don't want you to know.
The article “Amid Kale and Quinoa, Pop-Tarts Keep Hanging On,” written by Sarah Nassauer displays Pop-Tarts’ ability to remain successful in a constantly changing business environment. In recent years healthy food products have experienced an increase in sales. Unhealthy foods have in turn experienced a decrease in sales however Pop-Tarts are an exception to this trend. In Nassauer’s article she explores the reasons for Pop-Tarts continued success.
Nowadays in America, we are encountering problems with our food system. The way it’s being processed is affecting everyone. From youngest to oldest, farmers to lawyers and smallest to biggest animal. Consumers are made to believe that they are buying and eating healthy foods , but the labels that led them to believe that are not completely honest. The essay “Escape from the Western Diet” written by Michael Pollan is an explanation of the theories of the western diet.
Eating Factory Farm-Raised Meat The American diet focuses heavily on animal products and factory farm-raised meat. Factory farming is a system of large-scale industrialized and intensive agriculture that is focused on profit with animals kept indoors and restricted in mobility. Factory farming is a very profitable business and seems to be growing daily and supported my many Americans purchasing these products. Most people don’t know where the meat they eat comes from, let alone know how these animals are treated during the entire producing process.
“Don’t Blame the Eater”, written by David Zinczenko, is a short article discussing how fast food is the main cause of childhood obesity. This article came about in relations to two kids filing a lawsuit against McDonalds for making them fat. He begins his piece by sympathizing with these individuals because he used to be like them. Zinczenko then informs the reader of his background and how he fell into the category of being dependent upon quick and easy meals. In an attempt to provide a valid argument, he debates on how kids raise themselves while their parents are at work and that the nutritional values are not labeled upon prepared foods.
The fast food industry also hurts environments around farms in general. It has created an unsustainable cycle that farmers cannot escape. In order to feed themselves and their family, farmers play it safe and buy more fertilizer than needed. When the farmers do not use all of it, they must dispose of it, because that fertilizer will not be as effective next year, so they dump the fertilizer in the areas surrounding their farms. But what this causes is too much nitrogen in the environment because too much nitrogen can kill plants and throw the nitrogen cycle out of balance, in turn hurting the environment.
In Eric Schlosser article, “ Kid Kustomers” he focuses on how American companies have began to target kids in the marketing business. This began in the 80’s and the companies attempt to influence children at a young age to decide on what companies they will buy from. Doing so the companies hope to create lifelong customers and increasing their profit. This can be seen in areas such as a children’s club where ads are seen regularly to be viewed by the kids. Nevertheless these companies benefit from targeting child audiences because eventually it will increase sales.
The problem of industrial farming is dangerous to the land to our health because there are children who are getting sick from the food they eat. America should be concerned about food production because they don't know what’s in it and that could be dangerous for the children and everyone else. In the article “When A Crop Is King” by “Michael Pollan” argues that how our food is made out of corn and it’s unhealthy for us.
In David Freedman’s essay How Junk food Can End Obesity, Freedman makes the claim to policy arguing that instead of demonizing processed foods, Americans should instead support the idea and production of healthier processed and junk foods. He calls on the public to recognize that while many products on the market these days are labeled as “wholesome” and “healthy”, consumers should learn to become aware of the fat and calorie content in these products because many times they have the same- if not more- fat and calorie contents as that of a typical Big Mac or Whopper. In his essay, Freedman primarily places blame on the media and the wholesome food movement for the condemnation of the fast and processed food industries saying, “An enormous amount of media space has been dedicated to promoting the notion that all processed food, and only processed food, us making us sickly and overweight” (Freedman), he further expresses that this portrayal of the
The life pursued by the average young person in America is fast paced and scheduled to the point of breaking. As time has progressed this time stretched life style has impacted the need for food that isn’t cooked at home or even at restaurants that cook with traditional methods. This coupled with the swelling number of households with either a single parent or two working parents has increased the reliance on the fast food industry and in turn increased the overweight and obesity rates in the country. In his article “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko addresses this topic and places the blame not on those partaking in these delectable dinners, but in the hands of the fast food industry and their lack of understandable labeling. Zinczenko’s argument is valid and strong due to his equal use of ethos, logos and pathos.
In the world, there are one billion people undernourished and one and a half billion more people overweight. In this day and age, where food has become a means of profit rather than a means of keeping people thriving and healthy, Raj Patel took it upon himself to explore why our world has become the home of these two opposite extremes: the stuffed and the starved. He does so by travelling the world and investigating the mess that was created by the big men (corporate food companies) when they took power away from the little men (farmers and farm workers) in order to provide for everyone else (the consumers) as conveniently and profitably as possible. In his book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, Patel reveals his findings and tries to reach out to people not just as readers, but also as consumers, in hopes of regaining control over the one thing that has brought us all down: the world food system.
provides several examples of logos, the appeal to logic. Using facts and statistics, such as the decline in FDA inspections from 50,000 in 1974 to only 9.164 in 2006, and how the market is heavily dominated by the top four beef packing companies controlling over 80% of the market today, where the top five companies only controlled approximately 25% of the market in the 1970’s, the documentary provides reliable data to strengthen its logical appeal. Food Inc. is a persuasive documentary that undoubtedly illustrates the corruption within the food industry that has been deliberately hidden from the American consumer. While this documentary does an excellent job of persuading their views and opinions using rhetorical structure with strong representations of ethos, pathos, and logos, it offers few ways to logically overcome the challenges imposed by the food industry. Consumers are urged to purchase locally grown meat and produce though this alone is not an end all to the corruption within the food
Aaron Schultz, who founded the Game Changer movement to eliminate fast-food ads in sports, calls himself a “normal dad that’s got concerns about unhealthy products being pushed to my children.” He is pushing for food retailers to give more detailed information about what goes into their products, like ingredients and food sources, and its possible effects on the health of consumers. “We’re heading down the wrong path at a rapid rate. Certainly food labeling is a key step to people making informed decisions on what they’re eating,” Schultz says. “We don’t have the capacity for people to make informed decisions because there’s no labeling.”