In the article "Don 't Blame the Eater," by David Zinczenko demonstrates the argument of blame towards Fast-food restaurants due to teenage obesity in the country. As Zinczenko 's essay progressed, he included his personal experience to be used as a credible source. Along with his experience he includes imaginary and sets a particular tone to achieve an effect to persuade his audience. In disagreement to his standing point, he ignores all perspectives to create a one choice response. Zinczenko had a good method to capture the audience 's attention.
America is one of the world’s “fattest county’s.” It very puzzling to ignore a fast food ad that is why David Zinczenko does not blame the eater as he furthermore explains why the government should regulate the fast food industry in his argumentative essay, Don’t Blame the Eater, published on November 23, 2002. On the other hand, Radley Balko attempts to persuade readers that people should be responsible for what they are consuming every day inside What You Eat Is Your Business, published on May 23, 2004. Both of these persuasive articles contain strengths and weaknesses as they attempt convince readers to take their side.
Zinczenko’s Rhetorical Precis In his essay “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko sympathizes for port fast-food patron, like himself ages ago, he agrees that food industry should take some responsibility for obesity. He supports his claim by warning consumers about the dangers of fast food,as it play a factor in obesity. Within his argument, he questions other counter arguments and uses his narrative tone to show consumers that the food industry is necessarily at fault. Zincenko believes the prevalence of fast food and the lack of healthier food alternatives is causing obesity in America.
He also mentions the high rates of teenagers working for Fast Food restaurants with little wages and that it distracts them from their education. Schlosser starts a new part of the book where he talks about the food. He starts with the French fries and how it is made by flavor industries and that it puts a lot of potato farmers out of work because of the small number of buyers exerting power over a large number of sellers, a market he describes as “oligopsony”. Schlosser then talks about the IBP revolution, how it changed the meatpacking industry and applying the same labor principle as McDonalds; requiring unskilled workers for low wages. the author then calls meatpacking “the most dangerous job” explaining health issues, injuries and sexual harassment for women.
The various viewpoints that Schlosser presents are essential to his argument as they illustrate the gaps between achievement and failure in the fast food industry. Schlosser notes that, when a restaurant owner takes his crew to a conference meant to teach techniques to the average workers by upper-class business professionals, “The Little Caesars employees…have never seen anything like this before” (105). The
“Fast food restaurants have us hooked on to their tasty food. You See a lot of people buying fast food because how good it tastes. Well let me tell you it is not good for your health. Why do fast food places lower their prices because they know people will buy it if it doesn’t cost that much and most people buy it cause that`s how much they can afford”. Fast food places is a way to not cook every week I feel bad for people when I go to McDonald’s and ask them, do you know what you’re eating in they say
Super Size Me is a documentary about and directed by the filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. He wanted to make a documentary that was not just informative, but also entertaining. The aim of the film was to show the effects that fast food has on your body and your health. Spurlock wanted to prove that fast food played a big part in the increasing problem of obesity in America. He took part in an experiment on himself where he went on a strict diet consuming of nothing but fast food.
Pollan explains this situation in the quote, “ What 's involved in absorbing all this excess biomass goes a long way toward explaining several seemingly unconnected phenomena, from the rise of factory farms and the industrialization of our food, to the epidemic of obesity and prevalence of food poisoning in America…”, portrays the waste of vital resources being inputted into a larger issue. Because most people in America are unaware of these problems being directly correlated from the waste of oils and assets, we become blind to how it will affect us as a whole. However, Eisenhower expressed his concern with our excessive use of resources when he stated, “ As we peer into society’s future, we-- you andI, and our government-- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow.” Truly, we need to find a solution to this epidemic so our resources of today do not become a history of
Bias is the one reason why Schlosser is even able to write a whole book on this topic. Almost every subsection of the chapter uses a type of bias to falsely persuade the reader. In many quotations, Schlosser uses ellipsis to omit key words that don’t correspond to the central idea. Even on many statistics, like the one previously mentioned about McDonalds for the central idea, Schlosser only gives the reader general information from the whole memo such as “sales are decreasing” and later uses the ellipsis tactic to string together two separate parts to make the reader believe that other companies are doing better than McDonalds, and it needs to take action to increase profit. Further, near the conclusion of the entire chapter, Schlosser mentions peculiar actions by the administrator of District 11, John Bushey.
Introduction A. From quotation of fast food online,Jeremy Rifkin said “In this country ,the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here,we didn’t have the cultural dimension. This is the fast food culture. B.
USDA has repeatedly purchased meat from companies that have been involved in major bacterial outbreaks. A handful of children have been sickened because of this. To make matters even worse, the USDA buys the cheapest meat it can get, leaving the meat highly susceptible to having harmful diseases and pieces of bones. Even fast-food restaurants have higher meat standards than the National School Lunch Program ((NSLP)USDA provides the meat for the NSLP). Lastly, chapter nine notifies people that kitchen sinks aren’t as clean as they may think.
The multifaceted issue of racism has been intensely explored by many, but it is Will Allen’s The Good Food Revolution that draws a staggering connection between discrimination and the United States’ obesity epidemic, offering solutions that tackle both monstrosities at once. Allen’s belief that access to locally grown produce should be a basic right stems from years of witnessing that right being strategically denied to the urban poor. The spread of chain business and the reduction of farms has created a crisis that Allen’s company Growing Power seeks to rectify. These claims are not only supported by the evidence presented by Allen in his experience, but also by circumstances in the reader’s life that mirrors what is described. It is unnerving to realize the after how far the United States has come, inequality is still being served at the dinner table.
In our world today food and health has become an extremely important factor. It has come to many of people’s consideration that they actually don’t know anything about the food they are consuming on a day to day basis. The films supersize me and Food Inc. discover these social problems and they do it in an amazing way. Both films use measures to give the viewer a look at how shocking health effects can be caused by fast food or even through the uses of today’s factories. Looking through the lens of a mass communications major, one can say that the idea of public relations is strongly associated in the two films, by informing, persuading and using real life events to bring forth this significant importance of health and its risks to an audience.
Detrimental health issues or health problems such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes etc.… are prevented with the proper diet and nutrients. The American standard diet includes fast foods, large portions, and high-fat foods. When it comes to cravings, burgers, fries, pizza, sweets, and soft drinks are American’s weakness especially for busy parents, busy adults, and late nights. However the American diet wasn’t always dominated by burgers, chicken nuggets, fries, pizza, soft drinks and sweets (Liebman, 2010). With these detrimental health issues being preventable we have to start changing now for a better futures.
In Morgan Spurlock’s, “Supersize Me”(documentary) he takes on the mission to finding out whether or not Mcdonald’s food can actually be the reason for obesity in America, Even though pathos and ethos were used in Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me, Logos is the most effective due to the fact the he used people 's opinions over Mcdonald 's. Morgan Spurlock uses pathos, logos, and ethos to describe the harmful effects of Mcdonald’s food. During his quest in finding out whether or not eating Mcdonald’s food for thirty days can be bad for you, he asks for the help of three doctors. A