As a chairperson of the United States Department of Agriculture exploratory committee, we would like to present our information. We speak for the foundations of the country when we say, “The government should not be allowed to control what people do or do not buy with food stamps.” We believe the foundations of freedom, the definition of junk food, and the purpose of food stamps all contribute to our reasoning. Ricardo Lopez argues, "Obesity is a national problem…. We don 't want to contribute to that." As a committee we would like to formally disagree with his statement.
Fast food companies should stop targeting kids for their benefits, as kids health is compromised due to the fast food kids eats. People have to be aware of the effects of fast food and people should stop eating fast food to stop the risk of bad health problems. People should eat homemade food to make sure they are not providing bad food to their bodies. People need to know the difference between good and bad food, and the effects of good and bad food which will help them pick healthy food. Schlosser demonstrates fast food as being the food that has negative impacts on people’s lives, and helps give knowledge to people to understand the health related problems due to fast food to help make healthy decision while pick food to provide healthy
James E. McWilliams takes the opportunity to plead his case against the popular belief that buying food locally can help save the planet in “The Locavore Myth: Why Buying Form Nearby Farmers Won’t Save the Planet” (McWilliams 89). McWilliams finds it necessary to point out that the popular slogan “Buy local, shrink the distance food travels, save the planet” covers the problems with industrialized foods in regards to transportation in his beginning statements. He then follows up by making the bold statement that “a lot of them are making a big mistake” (89). They fail to see that there are other “energy-hogging factors” (89). McWilliams addresses these other factors in his article by looking at lamb in New Zealand, the United Kingdom’s purchase of green beans, the way food miles are calculated, and the lack of information followed by a solution to the shrink the
For example, Reichl often describes the FDA using negative connotations such as, “toothless” (4). This is very contradictory as the FDA regulates the quality of people’s food, so the FDA should be thought of as very strict with their regulations. However, the useless of words like “toothless” for a government organizations meant to protect the health of millions of people draws a very negative view. Furthermore, Reichl includes some of her own comments and thoughts as at the end of paragraph six, she writes, “That’s a truly terrifying prospect” (6). Here, she is describing the prospect of scientists and medical practitioners not having medication and cures to these antibiotic resistant illnesses.
The government shouldn’t have to baby their people, they can think for themselves. Removing the ability for them to have a choice strips people of their freedom, and America is built on the ideal of freedom. Adding on, the soda ban might not even have any health benefits. Referring back to Gross’ article, a nutritionist is quoted as saying, “It is not reasonable to blame or cite one product… [the proposal] produces a false sense of accomplishment in the fight against obesity.” Even health experts disagree with the ban. This mandate supposedly improves people’s well-being, but it fails at accomplishing that goal.
Alvin Schorr, a social worker, wrote a book where he disagreed with the culture of poverty theory, “Yet he did not reject the idea that certain behaviors and personality traits characterized the poor; rather, he merely attributed those phenomena to a clear biological cause: nutritional deprivation.” The influence of medical professionals led to the discovery of a new type of deprivation. The idea of nutritional deprivation had become a starting point for the University of Tennessee’s professor of education, Ernest Austin. He placed an emphasis on the need to feed and care for children in schools because they could not learn properly, but this alone would not solve the problems of cultural deprivation. In fact, it added to the long term stereotypes of low-income African American
For instance, the text’s portrayal of the debate between Myers and Simon rebuts the notion that a human ingenuity can stem the extinction. It’s hard for the audience to believe in Simon’s bullish claim “that human resourcefulness would solve all problems worth solving” when the text later calls Simon’s argument as a “worst disservice to logic” and “pooh-poohing the concern over extinction” (60). As said earlier, Simon is also an economist debating against a scientist on the issue of extinction. The framing of the Simon’s argument makes the readers side against Simon and the notion that human is able to save the
For Caesar, Will’s inability to pursue science ethically has the most horrible consequences. Will Rodman overlooks Caesar’s immense intelligence and limits Caesar’s understanding of himself in relation to human norms and society. Will continues to view Caesar as an experiment with his focus on Caesar’s intelligence rather than his emotional and psychological state of mind. In the movie, primatologist Caroline Aranha, cautions Will, "You are attempting to control things that are not intended to be controlled," alluding to Will 's endeavors to cure Alzheimer 's and building up a medication to enhance and settle the brain. Caroline is stressed over attempting to control nature.Throughout the film Will continuously refers to Caesar as his “science project” rejecting the thought that Caesar has become a fully
Allan Bloom advances a controversial thesis in his book The Closing of the American Mind. Bloom postulates that the American educational system is failing today’s students by perpetuating moral relativism while neglecting the “great books”. The great books for Bloom include those of Plato, Aristotle, etc. These books are considered great works of western thought as they approach questions of culture and morality and believe there is a correct answer. Contemporary American society no longer seeks answers to these questions as moral relativism destroyed the existence of an answer.
Enviropigs are not yet approved by the food and drug administrative of health Canada due to the discoveries made aware to them. These discoveries include side effects which may be seen in humans after a long time, such as human beings who are allergic to enviropork. The side effects cause illnesses such as kidney failure, if too much phosphorous is present in our human bodies. The factor of illnesses contributes to the fact that people do not approve of eating meat of the enviropig. These pigs may be costly to buy due to all the trouble went through to modify it, but it is less expensive for farmers to farm with,because the modified pigs do not need added phytase to their feed anymore.