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.
Trans-fats have been around for many years, and no one has said a great deal about it until now. In recent years, trans-fats in foods have become a very large issue that has surrounded America and its population. They have been blamed for everything including obesity to bad eating habits within our society. Banning trans-fats for something it may have not even done is completely wrong to do, and should be stopped immediately. Our local leaders think that by banning the use of trans-fats in our restaurants will solve all of our problems, but that could actually make things worse. By banning the use of trans-fats in our community would violate the right for freedom of choice.
Chapter 7 of Fast Food Nation discussed the starting of meatpacking industry and its downfalls. At first, Iowa Beef Packers (IBP) used the same principle as McDonald’s principle to make fast foods. IBP hired unskilled workers just to do simple and repeated work all day. However, competition with other companies made IBP low wages and health insurance options. This caused slaughterhouses to move West to gain cheap labor and land. As stated in the text, “The relentless low-cost competition from IBP presented old-line Chicago meatpackers with a stark choice: go west or go out of business” (pg.155). Speaker claimed that there were two choices either going to the west or go out of business. Logically, companies would not give up their business.
The Sugar Film where Damon Gameau goes on an experiments to see if the healthy food that is being advertised shows truths through their labels with all the hidden sugars that are marketed to people as healthy. This film proves if really need to keep an eye on these massive food giant’s or keep consuming the food that is known as healthy without any health effects in the long run. MENTION THREE PARAGRAPHS – health effects, Aboriginal community, and food
Through this food diary assignment, I have learned that I have a somewhat healthy diet, but it would be good for me to add some more nutritious foods to my diet. Through this analysis, I will discuss the ranges and limits of specific nutrients, and what my average levels were for the two days that I recorded for this assignment.
I am choosing to examine and address the issue of “food deserts”. Food deserts are known as poor urban areas where the residents within the poor areas cannot purchase affordable, healthy food, the term food deserts was constructed to illustrate why policy makers need to look more critically at the nutrition difficulties in low-income areas (Cummins,2002). A gap in health is embedded into the interrelationship of racism, culture and the historical, economic, and political structures that make for the experience of African Americans and other racial and ethnic groups within the United States (Lewis et al., 2011). The primary concern of “food deserts” is that poor or rural areas do not have access to supermarkets, grocery stores, or other food
In the first article “Resisting the Moralization of Eating”, by Mary Maxfeild she ¬argues many things against the other author Michael Pollan about how we need to change how the American people eat, and how the government needs to handle obesity better in the United States. This portrays to the other article “Escape from the Western Diet” by Michael Pollan in many ways, as well as many challenges. “The challenge we face today is figuring out how to escape the worst elements of the Western diet and lifestyle without going back to the bush” (Pollan 437). In this paper I will go over many subtopics including: Obesity, health, and food.
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser discusses how the American nation has been shaped and changed by fast food. The author takes something that is so American, fast food, and portrays to the reader the impact it has really had on American life and its culture. The author talks to multiple people who feel the negative impacts of the fast food industry and then goes more in depth about it. He relates life today to different time periods, such as the 1920s, great depression, and the industrial revolution. This book shows the read that in fact, history does repeat itself.
Food deserts are spaces that are at least a mile or more over from any super markets and/or shopping centers. They are usually located in places where most of the people who live there do not have reliable transportation. Most businesses in food deserts have corner stores and fast food restaurants, but there usually are not any healthy food places or choices in the area. Supermarkets have been harshly judged for leaving out a large population of the Black and Latino population in cities such as Memphis, Los Angeles and Detroit. These cities are desperate for more healthy food besides the many fast food places they have to offer. It is always good to have different choices to pick from when you go to different places but if you
“I aimed at the public’s heart and by accident I hit in the stomach” stated the international famous Upton Sinclair, after writing his most prominent novel, The Jungle. The word jungle is constantly associated with a wild environment full of undomesticated animals, but in this authentic novel, it refers to the unethical actions practiced during the gilded age. Sinclair’s main idea was to end all the unjust activities experienced during this time by writing and using the experience of his main character. Throughout the novel, the audience can perceive themes such as capitalism and socialism, historical events and symbolism.
There are issues that come up when talking about these precise geographic are being affected the most without receiving the fair chance of having healthy meals to eat every night. Some people believe that there is no way that some geographies will tell you that you cannot receive the nutrients food one needs to have a healthy diet.There are various ways one can receive the sufficient healthy foods one needs, and it is nothing based on geographic or the color of your skin. “Pennsylvania passed a Fresh Food Financing Initiative, which offered grants and loans to supermarkets willing to open in distressed neighborhoods and helped smaller stores expand their supplies of fresh food.” (Gilligan). It states that food deserts are not existing as of now and it is not an issue anymore. In contrast, there is countless research on how people that live in these “food deserts” are being affected the most are low-income areas as of today. USDA had reported that nearly ten percent of the US population lives more than an hour away from a grocery store.
In chapter 10 in Stuff and Starved they talked about about the the food system is benefiting you as a person by the corporates. The food system has contributed to so many diet- related disease and is even could be decreasing the life span of children in the recent generations. Food has been quite a change the joy people have with food is slowly disappearing. A reoccurring thing that is happens in the book is that even the food industry is bad there are people out their trying to fight against the food system. He discusses how the people get more involved for the food system than the government. The government would rather not hear from either the consumer and produces. The food system also destroys they would physical with all its manure it
Eating only food from local farms and businesses sounds great. Right? But have you ever stopped to think the negatives to this plan. If we only eat and buy things from around our area we are extremely limited on to what you can buy. Christophe Pelletier warns readers in his essay the “Locavore’s Dilemma” that only buying these things from the local area will prove to be detrimental to society. The term “locavore” is used in this essay to refer to the trend of “eating locally produced food” (Pelletier 703). If society only follows the locavore movement it will cause lots of problems throughout the world. Pelletier informs his readers that the world will be very different than it is today if society followed the 100-mile rule and alternatives to this rule when reducing the carbon footprint.
Marilyn Lavin’s essay, “Supermarket Access and Consumer Well-Being: The Case of Pathmark in Harlem” discuss the appeal that supermarkets have around consumer diets and their so-called “needs,” more specifically the supermarket chain Pathmark, in Harlem New York. Strategic promotion and pricing of these dietary foods are in place to the consumer’s idealistic dietary needs. Another notable finding in this article is the examination of the square footage located between the major food groups (vegetable, fruits, meats, fish, snack foods). This article touches on the access and affordability of healthier options to lower income areas in Harlem.
Obesity is defined as excessive body adiposity that is fat, to the extent to which it impacts on one’s wellbeing. Australia is one of the most overweight developed nations, with other 60 % of adults and one in four children overweight. This part of the paper highlights the ideas of privilege and disadvantage can affect obesity rates within a society.