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The Idea of Nutrients in Food in In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, a Book by Michael Pollan
Nutrient-Driven Dieting and Food Ignorance The rise of obesity in the United States came with many more consequences than just an increase of body weight. Type II diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome are just a few ailments associated with what has been referred to as an epidemic. However, as these health issues...
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The Impact of Adding Additives into a Gel on Its Strength
This experiment is seeking to discover if when additives such as milk, salt, and sugar are added to a gel if then the strength of the gel would be affected. It is important because gelatin has many different uses and can greatly benefit the world of science in learning and discovering new things. Gelatin has existed since...
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Fast Food Nation: The Political Involvement in the Fast Food Industry and Its Impact on the World's Population
Fast Food Nation seeks to expose the vast unknown about the fast food industry. Eric Schlosser not only exposes major fast food chains such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and Jack in the Box, but also their suppliers (ConAgra, Excel), the political involvement in this industry and how greatly the world’s population has been ef...
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A Study on Meat Grown in a Lab and Its Effects
A team of scientists led by Professor Mark Post introduced the world's
first lab-grown beef burger in 2013. While it could reduce the large swaths
of land and resources required to raise livestock, it doesn't come without
some negatives. The energy requirements of growing lab cultured meat could
be substantial and there cou...
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A Study on the Factors in the Food Service Industry That Affect the Economic Trends Within Individual Locations
Abstract The purpose of this proposed study is to find specific factors within the food service industry that affect the economic trends within individual locations. More specifically, the factors that we will explore are directly related to the managerial practices of the general managers. We hope to find the effects of c...
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The Lack of Openness to New Food Experiences in Picky Eating is a Moral Failure, an Article by Matthew Brown
A Critical Analysis of Matthew Brown’s “Picky Eating is a Moral Failure” As Matthew Brown starts off his article, he hits the situation of a picky eater right on the nose. He writes, “To be a picky eater is to have a significant lack of openness to new experiences and to substantially hamper one’s development” (Brown, 192)...
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The Safety and Impact of the Use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been on the rise since its invention in 1996. It is estimated that upwards of 75% of foods in the United States’ food supply contain genetically modified ingredients (Gruere and Rao 3). Although many studies have been done, there has been no consensus from the scientifi...
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The Importance of Ensuring Food Security and Sustainable Agricultural Systems in Order to End With World Hunger
Ensuring food security and sustainable agricultural systems will lead to the termination of world hunger, which is the ultimate goal. The concept of malnutrition and hunger, is a societal concept, something that is actually quite unnecessary. Due to the government neglecting healthcare and childcare systems, poverty, and pr...
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A Proposal on How to Mitigate the Crisis and Provide Residents with Access to Fresh Foods
Question Presented: The USDA named Camden a “food desert” in 2013. How can we mitigate the crisis and provide residents with access to fresh foods? Camden is an urban food desert, one of 9 urban food deserts in the country. Presently, it is the only one of these urban areas without a single supermarket. Due to failed p...
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The Health Issues with High Fructose Corn Syrup in the Food Items at American Grocery Stores
The Issues With High Fructose Corn Syrup It is well established that sugar is the one of the main culprits of
many health ailments. A survey of processed food items at American grocery
stores found that 68% of them had added sugars. One type of added sugar,
high fructose corn syrup, has been singled out by health adv...
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Understanding the Milk Theory and Simple Logistics as the Reason Why Milk is Stored in the Back of the Store
Is milk being stored in the back of the store a result of a conspiracy
or simple logistics? The common belief about milk being stored in the
farthest point from the entrance is that it forces customers to walk
through the rest of the store to get to the milk section. Impulsive
purchases is the primary reasoning for this the...
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An Evaluation of Food Safety Education Programs in Observation Versus Self-Report: Validation of a Consumer Food Behavior Questionnaire
Evaluation of Report Done on the Validation of Consumer Food Behavior Questionnaire Abstract The article, “Observation Versus Self-Report: Validation of a Consumer Food Behavior Questionnaire,” seeks to evaluate food safety education programs by comparing self-reports done by consumers and their observed behavior in...
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Why People Should Choose Homemade Food Instead of the Unhealthy Fast Food
It's not a secret that fast food is bad for you. Society is focused on
the convenience and how good it tastes, but if people took the time to
learn a little more about their "drive thru meal", maybe fewer people would
consume fast food and make healthier choices. Fast food is far from healthy
and a known contributor...
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The Disadvantages of Fast Food Overpowering the Advantages
Fast food saves time. Today many people have a busy schedule and do not find time to cook. Taking away some ready made food is convenient for them. The media has made it known that fast foods are bad but after along day at work, the fastest way to satisfy your hunger is fast food. You do not need to stand in front of a cook...
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A Reflection on a Friend Making a Cup of Tea, and the Processes of Growing and Distributing Tea
I observed my friend make a cup of tea as she was settling down for the night. As I watched her I realized that there was more involved in completing that task than what might meet the eye. She began by reaching up to a high shelf that contained the hot water heater and the tea. As a short person, she needed to stand on the...
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The Agriculture in America Should Change to Become Sustainable
People tend to scoff at the mention of global warming for whatever reason, but it really is a huge problem that we’re facing today in contemporary society. Climate change is rapidly becoming a Real Actual Thing™. Jason Samenow reports in The Washington Post that this year’s summer was recorded as the hottest summer ever acc...
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An Examination of the Argument of Standage on Identifying the History of the World by Using Beverages from Different Periods
In the book, Standage’s argument says that it is possible to tell the history of the world by using beverages from different eras. By doing this, he says it is all right to compare a person’s behavior to what that person may or may not drink. To support his argument he uses different glasses of beverages, which contains alc...
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A Case Study of the Changing Food Culture in San Diego County
Changing Food Culture in San Diego: A Case Study For our final project, we decided to investigate food-related issues in the San Diego Area. This required us to limit the scope to a certain extent, and we did so my honing in on the topic of how the land, agriculture, and the human relationship to both have evolved over the...
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The Struggle of Eating Right amidst the Ambiguous Food Culture
Consuming in a Minefield: Eating “Right” in a Morally Ambiguous Food Culture In a society characterized by fast-paced lifestyles and dominated by large corporations that prey on our cravings and desires for heath and ease, deciding what to eat is not an easy task. The grocery store shelters us from the earthly origin of fo...
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The Importance of Accepting Change in a Tolerable Pace
Change, One Bite at a Time There is no such thing as a simple look at today’s food economy. Whether considering the components that create it, or the moral implications of our membership in it—a barrage of issues and conflicting ideologies will, without a doubt, assault you. However, when looking toward the future of food,...
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Sentiment and Values Expressed by Food in Chinese Culture
Food Speaks Louder than Words Growing up in a Chinese household, one of the things that would always come up while talking to my relatives is asking me “Did you eat yet?” I like to think of that question as one of their ways of caring for someone, and they do this in many other fashions. These habits and their relation...
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The Negative Effects of Herbicide Agent Orange, 2,4-d, to Health and Its Threats to Agriculture Production
Agent Orange in Crops In the latest herbicide revival, a contaminate found in Agent Orange,2,4-d, has been found in the latest creation by the Dow pesticide company, as well as Monsanto. This is causing up rise in American farmers, EPA, and health advocates. The concern for this is the fact that this chemical was the mai...
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The Controversy Surrounding the Use of Genetically Modified Organisms
Genetically modified food: What’s the controversy? First of all, Genetically modified foods (GM foods, or biotech foods) are foods produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), specifically, genetically modified crops. GMOs have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering techniques; scient...
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A Critique of Lester Brown's Book Chapter on Food Scarcity
“The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Food is the new oil. Land is the new gold.” ~ Lester Brown Summary This second chapter in Lester Brown’s book deals with one of the primary issues in modern food scarcity: the rapid population growth over the past couple of centuries. Br...
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A Portrayal of the Overwhelming Fast Food Culture in America in David Zinczenko's Don't Blame the Eater
“Don’t Blame the Eater”, Don’t Blame Me, Either David Zinczenko’s essay “Don’t Blame the Eater” paints a vivid picture of what it’s like to live in America’s overwhelming fast food culture. From a personal account, to facts and statistics, Zinczenko highlights seen and unseen aspects of America’s fast food industry and th...
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