A locavore movement could be very important movement in a community or town. Locavores are people who decide to eat locally grown food as much as they possibly can, which can also cause much controversy throughout people. Eating locally grown food is a better and healthier way to live. Locally grown foods have both pros and cons but the cons are outweighed by the pros, for instance, locally grown foods taste better, protects from contamination, and has more nutrition.
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.
Another way of thinking about this is, how people are supposed to know any better when they are informed of the issue. All in all reason why he uses these references because we can see that new technology can be developed. When the US realizes that he currently way that we do things we can better. Once this happens out food industry can become better.
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” (Hardy, 2006). The Greeks followed this idea by the philosopher Hippocrates, but today’s society does not take the message seriously. A majority of people eat harmful foods and do not receive the nutrition they need to stay healthy. There are a number of reasons why nutrition is lacking. A lot of teens and college students eat snacks that are not healthy such as chips, pop, candy, etc.
They don’t have to worry about being told different rules to follow. Everything is based on one solid foundation that the government has set for them, which will make it much easier for many people. All federal dietary guidance for the public is required to be consistent with the Dietary Guidelines. Consistency is what makes the public more willing to try things out. The Dietary Guidelines provide the foundation for food and nutrition policy, and the government 's position for debating standards and international reports.
The idea that “food deserts” are the leading cause of obesity is broad, complicated and somewhat paradoxical. For example, “food deserts can occur in a community when available and accessible stores fail to offer healthy, affordable food” (Source A). With the idea that food deserts are the leading cause of obesity, this broad idea states that obesity can be cured by throwing down more grocery stores and problem solved. However, as stated in source C, “We have stressed throughout the course of our work that simply plopping down a grocery store doesn't mean that these problems are instantly solved” (Source C). This counters the idea provided in source A because it opens up the idea that there are other causes to the epidemic.
In the easy by Freedman “How Junk Food Can End Obesity” he really explains how fast food industry is trying very hard to make their products healthier by cutting down the calories; putting less fat in to the products, making the size of the products smaller. Freedman also talks about how wholesome foods can be unhealthy for us and he gives us examples by telling us how the sellers get the public to buy there products by saying its healthy and it has no fat it in but what the people don’t know is that the less fat products or no fat products have a lot more sugar in it to make the product taste better because it has no fat in it. I learned a lot form Freedman, he made me understand more about how to eat. I am an athletic person so I really
Locavore Position As “locavores” becomes gradually apparent in society, the term newly introduced to a grand population appears questionable and unfamiliar. The term “locavore” is defined as person who only eats locally grown/produced products as much as possible, and they are also generally advocates for the cause they support. Locavores believe that there is greater nutritional value and memorable personal experiences, yet there is no concrete evidence that suggests that locavores should be the grand decision. Choosing imported goods should be an effective way of allowing mass production to feed a large population along with accessibility.
Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in America. There are many negative effects of obesity in today's society such as fast food restaurants, not enough exercise, poor eating habits and large portions. However, obesity can definitely be avoided and decreased. Ways obesity can be decreased is by promoting and educating people, especially children, about healthy eating habits, providing public policies that allow easy access to healthy, low-fat, high-fiber foods, trained healthcare professionals.
Big sponsors within the food industries also play a vital role with the health information that groups like the ADA and the American Heart Association provide to the public. The producers of “What the Health” offer a pseudo evidence in order for the viewer to convert to a vegan lifestyle. A large percentage of Americans don’t intake the daily recommended fruits and vegetables. Instead, a large percentage of the Americans diet are made up of food choices that cater to our fast pace life. Typically, this means fast food that are processed and have little to no nutritional value.
We were asked to read two articles one was “On Buying Local” by Katherine Spriggs and the other was “What’s Eating America” by Michael Pollan. In the article “On Buying Local,” Spriggs showed a great use of logos when she stated that it was better for us to buy locally because it was better for the environment. Spriggs gives us several reasons why we should give up “a little bit of convenience” in favor of helping the environment. Farmers wouldn’t have to lose their farms to larger farms, smaller farms could be more sustainable by using natural and local resources, and there would be fewer emissions. This idea has been meeting with some opposition people worry of economic damage, but Spriggs has shown the argument and counterarguments with the proof of how the argument is flawed.
In the article "This apple could have been saved" by Kristen Lewis, (and reporter Adee Braun) the author explains some ways food gets wasted every year in America. One way food gets wasted is because when the food in a store doesn 't look perfect for some people, they won 't buy it. This results in the food being thrown away by the store. This is important because it shows that it 's our faults for being too picky with our choices, and now we have to live with the consequences. One way to reduce the food waste that we produce would be to eat the uglier produce.
1. Explain why Michael Pollan finds the questions “What am I eating? And where in the world did it come from?” so difficult to answer. Michael Pollan finds this question so difficult because all food is made up of other foods, mostly corn. On page 17, he states, "any food whose provenance is so complex or obscure that is requires expert help to ascertain."
With the United States having numerous amounts of health issues and food outbreaks yearly, it is safe to say that we need a hopeful idea for the future to bring healthy and natural foods. Many people believe industrial/factory farming should continue to increase, but it’s quite the contrary, industrial/factory farming needs to be put to end and the only type of farming that should be expanding is the system used in Polyface farm, which is holon farming. In the text, “The Animals: Practicing Complexity”, by Michael Pollan, he discusses Joel Salatins’ Polyface farm and its complex system. All the animals depend on each other and Salatin is basically imitating a natural ecosystem where there is no such thing as waste. However, in the text, “What
Michael Pollan’s Escape from the Western Diet connects well with what Mary Maxfield says in her article. Both Pollan and Maxfield talk about the ways that dieting is taking over American people’s healths and causing them to become even unhealthier. In Mary Maxfield’s argument she talks about how people believe everything that diet industries say, even though they know that the information they give you is false. This connects really well with what Michael Pollan talks about in his article, which is that people know that these theories that are used for the Western diet are not accurate, but yet they still decide to use the Western diet to help them become healthier.