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The History of Cooking Food and the Human Ability to Cook Food
Cooking food may date back to 1.9 million years, according to a report
by Harvard researchers. The current evidence of fire use by hominids only
dates back to around 400,000 years ago and this new finding could push that
date back over a million years. The Harvard researchers were able to deduce
that cooking may have existe...
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The Three Positive Effects of Eating Healthy
In the United States, eating healthy is the new trend. However many people aren’t doing that. Many reasons include the price of healthy foods, people being uneducated about what’s considered a healthy food, and also not knowing how to cook certain foods. Eating healthy can have many effects on a person’s life. Three very i...
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The Potential Harm of Consuming Genetically Modified Food
In his article, the Truth about Genetically Modified Food, David Freedman attempts to unravel the truth behind the safety of consumption of genetically modified food. He first does this by analyzing the opinion from some of the top notch researchers and scientists in molecular biology among who include Robert Goldberg to wh...
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Should Humans Eat Meat?
Should humans eat meat? Although it is not one of the most discussed topics in the
media today, there is still a great deal of controversy regarding the issue
about whether or not humans should eat meat. A wide variety of perspectives
are present with regards to this subject, the two extremes b...
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The Positive Outcomes of Using Genetically Modified Organisms Outweigh Its Drawbacks
Arguments of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a necessity to the growing world population and evolving technological times. Genetically modified organisms are organisms that are a combination of specific DNA to select for certain desirable qualities such as increased nutrient...
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Are GMO Products Really That Harmful?
Approximately ten thousand years ago, maize was domesticated by Mesoamerican peoples. This domestication was so successful that maize, which began as a plant called teosinte, became an entirely different crop, now known as corn (Hirst). Today, the relationship between human and edible plant is far different than it was, wit...
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The Importance of Accurate Labeling of Foods for a Healthier Life
People rely on labels and signs to guide them into making good choices. When students walk down a hallway and see a wet floor sign, they trust the warning and avoid the slippery area. When drivers see a stop sign, they know it was put there for their own safety so they step on the breaks. However, when customers see a “ligh...
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An Overview of Ramen, Its History, and Ingredients
Ramen is arguably the best food that this planet could ever hope to produce. Ramen either originates from 20th century Japan or China. Despite the confusion on the dish’s geographic origin, ramen has settled into being a japanese staple. Americans are mostly familiar with instant ramen, which was actually created because of...
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A Discussion on the Issue of the Production of Pigs Heads
The production of pigs heads is often a “touchy” subject for much of the modern population, seeing as the majority of its uses are behind the scenes when making our common foods. As unpopular the idea of eating a head seems to be, the uses that you can get out of a single pigs head are numerous and economic. When breaking...
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A Debate on the Legality of Genetically Modified Seed Patenting
The Debate on Seed Patenting Farmers cannot tell a seed when to grow. Farmers cannot tell the
weather what to do. Farmers cannot choose which fields will be destroyed by
pests. Farmers have virtually no control over any of their crops. Imagine
having complete control over every aspect of a seed, from germination to
c...
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The Issue of Willful Ignorance in Making Ethical Food Choice
The Issue of [Willful] Ignorance in Making Ethical Food Choices Learning “good” and “bad” and “right” and “wrong” used to be a pretty clear-cut business. Every Disney movie had its black-clad villain and every cartoon had its morally consistent hero. However, the version of morality presented to us in our youth is not the...
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Vegetarianism and an Argument Against Factory Farming
Vegetarianism has been a lifestyle adopted by many people who want to take a stand against the exploitation of animals for the pleasures of the human appetite. However, vegetarianism is not the only option available to those who oppose cruelty to animals. A humanely conscious omnivore has the same ability as the vegetarian...
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An Argument against the American Meat Industry
Making a Case For quite a while now, I have been elaborating on the ethical implications and contexts surrounding the American Meat industry. Today I’ll be making a case against this industry by talking about what its existence entails, and providing a couple facts and statistics that have helped influence my stance on the...
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The Benefits of Choosing a Vegan Lifestyle
Veganism Veganism refers to the choice on an individual’s part to refrain from eating products that stem from animals. While vegetarians do not eat meat, fish or poultry, vegans also refrain from consuming other products and byproducts such as eggs, or dairy. Also, this lifestyle refrains from or limits the use of material...
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The Impact Giant Food Conglomerates on the Rising Cases of Obesity in the Country as Seen in the Lunchables
In The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food by Michael Moss, Moss recounts the role giant food conglomerates play in the country’s rising obesity rate through the history of Lunchables. Lunchables’ remarkable marketing strategy, despite its unfathomable nutritional value, led to its immeasurable success. However, th...
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A Comparison of the Effects of Destruction of Elephant Culture and the Epidemics of Obesity in America
The processed food industry is financially successful due to concealment tactics pertaining to the nutrition of the food being distributed, however this cycle is being endangered due to the increase in technologic advancements and political deterioration. In the same way, elephant maltreatment and its effect, which was conc...
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A Discussion on Whether Humans Should Consume Meat
CLAIM: It follows from the principle of equal considerability of interests (PECI) that humans should not consume meat from concentrated animal feed operations (CAFOs) if they have an alternative available. CLARIFICATION: PECI is the principle that like interests must be treated alike, without consideration of whose inter...
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The Benefits of Buying Organic Food and Conventional Food
This paper includes many reasons why you could buy organic food along with many reasons why conventional food is better. It explains the ins and outs of this controversial topic to the people that don't understand what they are paying more for. From this paper i hope i can sway you to the side of not trusting the organic ma...
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The Foods I Don't Like to Eat
Foods I hate Have you ever in your entire life had some nasty, icky, and bad
tasting food that you did not like? Maybe you might have had some food that
you just did not want to eat because you did not feel like it at all. Those
foods could have been like broccoli, spinach, and even string beans. Yes
those are veggie...
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An Analysis of the Public's Perception on Genetically Modified Organisms
More now than ever before, the heated debate over the safety and responsibility of genetically modifying crops for human consumption rages, dividing people into two distinct opposing camps. In an era when biological engineering is a distinct reality, many are fed dichotomous information about it. While scientific studies co...
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The Long-Term Side Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on Health and Local Agriculture
In the recent past, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have begun to appear more and more in our everyday diets, replacing food produced from naturally grown crops. Designed to be resistant to pesticides, thus easing the fight against crop-destroying insects, GMOs are created by splicing genes of different species that a...
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A Quest to Produce the Golden Rice to Combat Malnutrition
Malnutrition is a major issue in developing countries, contributing to half of the 10 million deaths that occur annually in children under 5. People in developing countries often survive on a very limited diet that consists of one staple food that grows easily in their areas. Rice is a major crop in parts of Africa and Asia...
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A Report on the Negative Sides of Feeding the World Exclusively with Organic Food
This reading taught me that we cannot grow only organic food in order to feed the world. Only organic food uses no pesticides whatsoever to aid in growth and pest removal, therefore there is a higher chance of the crop failing or being devoured by pests throughout the season. As a result of pests destroying the crops the y...
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Food Markets Should Offer More Variety of Healthy and Edible Food
Food Gap Reading “Food Gap” informed me about the drastic need for local food markets to have an adequate and substantial variety of healthy and edible foods. In Hartford Connecticut there is a food gap, the markets do not have much variety of healthy food choices, and the ones that are available are putrid and rotting....
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GMO Foods to Feed the People of the Future
GMOs to Feed the Future The world’s population is rapidly growing. At this moment, approximately seven billion people roam the Earth. In order to attempt to feed our up and growing population, we must be frugal with the food that we grow. Various conditions affect the way our crops grow. From droughts to diseases, our fo...
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