Argumentative Essay On Milk

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When one thinks of the word milk, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most people will immediately think of a cow or a tall glass full of that cold, refreshing liquid. More and more people are beginning to picture an almond, a soybean, or for some, rice. The public is swinging away from good old Bessie providing them a refreshing glass and turning to an almond instead. Some people make the switch because to a plant-based “milk” for health reasons or otherwise. There exists just one major problem with that shift. Labeling those fakers “milk” is confusing to consumers. This confusion has caused a drop of over one billion dollars in the milk market in the last five years (Prescott). Plant-based “milks” should not be called milk because they differ from real milk in definition, composition, and nutritional value. To ensure that all food manufacturers in the United States are packaging safely and correctly, the federal government established the Food and Drug Administration. They have guidelines and regulations for every kind of food there is that is made in the US. What the FDA defines a food as and says about a food is what that food is, the definition is the law. For example, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Code of Federal …show more content…

Without food people simply cannot live. As the old saying goes, “you get out what you put in”. There are many people who use this rule when talking about the food put in their bodies. Putting good, nutritious food in one’s body helps provide a good base to a long, healthy life. Conversely, putting junky, unhealthy, and innutritious food in one’s body will lead to a poor, probably shorter lifespan. Maintaining that healthy lifestyle definitely has its benefits, and proper nutrition is important in helping achieve them. To ensure people get the vitamins, minerals, and nutrition they want and need, all foods must have proper nutritional labeling on them by federal

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