Food, Inc. leaks a certain mystery behind, which contains the true secrets about the journey food takes. Food, Inc., a documentary that demonstrates the current and growth method of food production since the 1950’s, is designed to inform Americans about a side of the food industry. Food Inc. also used persuasion to demonstrates some components of pathos, logos, and ethos while uncovering the mysterious side of the food industry in America. Robert Kenner, the director of Food, Inc., made this film for a purpose. Uncovering the hidden facts and secrets behind the food industry in America. The director’s assertion, in the film, is also that food companies are in control of what goes in our food and how is it produced. The documentary investigates …show more content…
Logos is an appeal toward logic or fact. The director uses logos to present an argument which can be hard to refute sometimes. The film appeals to logic because, Kenner included statistics and facts about meat, dairy, and vegetables. One small fact from the film demonstrates the consumption of meat in a person’s lifetime. From statistics, graphs, and facts like these, we are able to prove a point. There are multiple examples of logos displayed throughout the film. One part of the film showed a strong side of logos. In the Food Inc. statistics of the FDA, statistics proves that they have been inspecting 9,160 times in 2006. This shows that the government is also involved in this process. Also, McDonald’s has a larger purchaser of ground beef in the America. The author of “Fast Food Nation”, Eric Schlosser, informed Food Inc. by mentioning, “In the 1970s, the top five beef-packers controlled only about 25% of the market. Today, the top four control more than 80% of the market.” (Kenner, Food Inc.) Schlosser statistics provides a reliable data which strengthen logos in a certain …show more content…
The next rhetorical structure used in this documentary is ethos. Ethos is an appeal to credibility. Throughout the documentary, many examples of ethos are demonstrated. From interviews to facts/logos from companies such as Tyson and Perdue throughout the film. Carol Morison, the owner of “Perdue Chicken Farmer”, provided access to Food Inc. to be in her chicken farm. During here interview, she stated, “The companies don’t want farmers talking They don’t want this story told.” (Kenner, Food Inc.) Morison also claimed to state that, “It doesn’t matter if the chickens get sick. All of the chickens will go to the plant for processing” (Kenner, Food Inc.) From this interviewer’s statements, Carol Morrison is a credible source because he spends most of her time in the chicken farm and she has interacted with many other companies like Food Inc. To show ethos in this documentary, the author used his personal experience along with what the industry has stated. “I 've eaten this food all my life not knowing what was in it and how powerful the food industry was." (Kenner, Food Inc.) “The industry doesn 't want you to know what you 're eating because if you did, then you might not want to eat it" (Kenner, Food Inc.) Ethos components in the film strengthen the documentary claim about the food
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It is important for a writer to establish ethos in order for their readers to accept their argument. Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation, establishes his ethos in the introduction so that his audience sees the importance of his investigation of the fast food industry. Throughout the introduction of Fast Food Nation Schlosser presents his audience with dates and facts regarding the fast food industry. By telling the number of operating McDonald’s in 1968 and quoting sociologist, his audience knows that he has done the proper research. Schlosser himself even claims that, “During the two years spent researching this book, I ate an enormous amount of fast food.
Joel Salatin, the Polyface Farms owner, has a strong opinion on how necessary it is to have a healthy area for animals to be raised in order for everyone to have food on their tables that was well taken care of. Salatin is arguing the fact that organic animals should be used among all Americans. Within the video, the farm owner uses pathos by stating the fact the chickens never see chlorine on his farm and do not get plump as they do in large factories. Along with that, Joel brought up the fact that the cows are able to graze the farms and fertilize on their own rather than having machine made products. On top of pathos, the speaker uses ethos to catch the audiences attention.
Within this commercial, logos was not very prevalent. I chose a commercial about dog food and they didn’t mention the dog food until the end. Through the entire advertisement, if focused on the dog and his owner. In the end, you finally got to see the paw print logo appears as well as the company name, IAMS. The director makes an interesting decision by having the commercial not be focused on the logos.
What is described appeals to the readers emotions, especially when they realize they will eventually eat this meat. This helps convey the tone of disapproval because it is so gross. Furthermore, the author appeals to pathos when discussing workplace safety in slaughterhouses. He stated, “Meatpacking is now the most dangerous job in the United States. The injury rate in a slaughterhouse is about three times higher than the rate in a typical American factory.”
After reading Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, the readers understand why Schlosser wrote the book. Schlosser uses certain diction, and rhetoric to get his point across. His point of view changes from the beginning of the book, to the end, but the readers are able to relate to his choice for doing so. He effectively gets his purpose across throughout the entire book, he effectively informs the reader about the well-being of the many people in the fast food industry, and he effectively makes it very clear to his readers how he feels a bout fast food, Schlosser wrote this book to inform his readers about the ins and outs of the fast food industry. He wanted the readers to understand what went on behind the counters of their local
In this particular essay ”Don’t Blame the Eater”, David Zinczenko informs the reader about the hazardous of fast food by using a great balance of argumentation. Through his contention, he demonstrates to his reader that the consumer is not so much at blame the food industry is the genuine offender here. His utilization of inquiries all through the content, alongside personal narrative, imagery, and his tone, Zinczenko has the capacity adequately contend against the control of the food industry. Zinczenko makes inquiries all through the piece to transfer his contentions and aide the peruser to what he accepts to be really genuine. He starts his contention by posing a question to get the peruser contemplating the genuine deficiency of stoutness:
On January 17th, 2001, Eric Schlosser presented all sides of the all- American meal in an investigative novel that examines the local and global influences of the United States fast food industry. Read the section thoroughly. Then in a well- developed essay, analyze the rhetorical strategies Schlosser uses to convey his message. As American citizens we are all guaranteed the same rights regardless of race, religion, sex, etc.
Zinczenko strategically uses emotional pathos through his example of obesity in children. Children are innocent in tone, therefore helping him explain that they are innocent in spite of the manipulation of the fast food industry. The author presents the issue of the lack of nutrition information in fast food. He’s not dissing the fast food industry; rather, he is stating the problem at hand that should be taken care of. He sympathizes with the fact that he too was once a kid whose two daily meals were from typical fast food restaurants.
The three essays assigned this week had several common threads running through them. The strongest core theme is the rapid change in the food cycle in America and the vast changes that have taken place in the way by which we grow, produce, and process the food that average Americans eat. The food we eat now is drastically different from what our grandparents grew up eating and the three essays each examine that in a different way. Another theme is the loss of knowledge by the average consumer about where their food comes from, what it is composed of, and what, if any, danger it might pose to them. “Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear” by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele is a harsh look at the realities of food production in a country where large corporations, like Monsanto, have been allowed to exploit laws and loopholes to bend farmers and consumers to their
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.
Choi then quotes the Director of food studies at New York University, providing relevancy and authenticity to her work. The statement also establishes a link between what we eat and how it connects to particular memories and places in our minds. Moving on, the article is divided into six different subheadings. Each subheading explains the origin of indigenous food in different countries and what that denotes particular culture. Broadly speaking, food is necessary for survival, signifies status denotes pleasure, brings communities together and is essential for humanity.
Food, either healthy or unhealthy, is a vital part of everyone’s lives; survival would be impossible without it. In April of 2013, Mark Bittman informs his audience through the article “Fast, Good and Good for You” of the development of healthy choices in fast food. This New York Times journalist argues that fast food should be real food, persuading the audience and owners of fast food chains that healthy is the best option. The argument made in Mark Bittman's "Fast, Good and Good for You" is effective due to his accurate use of Aristotelian appeals such as ethos, logos, and Kairos, and his excellent use of rhetorical devices.
Although its goal of turning America into a socialist society was forgotten, it served as one of the most efficient propaganda pieces on the meat packing industry. A century later the documentary Food, Inc. was produced for the same purpose of drawing attention to the food industry as a whole. Although monopolies on the meat industry have increased after being broken up and food workers treatment is similar to those in The Jungle, there are now more government regulations in place, ensuring food safety to a
Upton Sinclair’s, The Jungle is a novel, which affected the food industry in 1900’s but also in America today. People have learned over the years the truths about the food industry, revealed through Sinclair’s detailed evidence. Sinclair meant to aim at the public’s heart but instead he shot straight at their stomachs. One would easily be convinced to never again buy or eat meat again. Fortunately, people have seen changes from 1906 and have been currently trying to repair the Food Industry.
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.