Summary Of The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food

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Author Michael Moss attempts to educate the general public about the creation of processed foods in his article, “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food.” The article was published in The New York Times on, February 20, 2013. In his article Moss explains to the public how the food created and how it can also cause serious health problems. In order to get his point across Moss list multiple facts and he also conducts interviews with people who are in the junk food industry. Using the rhetorical appeals of logos, pathos and ethos Moss’s ideas can be interpreted very easily. His audience can understand all of the health issues that come from eating junk food thanks to Moss’s effective use of all three rhetorical appeals. Throughout the article Moss mainly appeals to the audience through the …show more content…

By using logos, Moss can connect to them with logic, facts, and real world issues to help describe how the junk food is unhealthy. For example, Moss says, “More than half of American adults were now considered overweight, with nearly one-quarter of the adult population 40 million people clinically defined as obsess. Among children, the rate had more than doubled since 1980, and the number of kids considered obese had shot past 12 million”(903). By stating this example it works effectively in Moss’s favor because he is listing a scientific fact in order to show the audience how harmful junk food can be. Another example used by Moss is seen when he discussed the salt intake by a country through the consumption of junk food. He explains that due to the high salt intake the country of Finland had developed issues with high blood pressure and

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