Assignment: Chapter 2, Exercises 1&2
1. To get a feel for Peter Elbow’s “believing game,” write a summary of some belief that you strongly disagree with. Then write a summary of the position that you actually hold on this topic. Zinczenenko arguments says that fast food companies are making people fat. Fast food industry is vulnerable. They are marketing product with proven health hazards and no warning labels. It will results in to make children more sick, obese and angry. His arguments are strong enough to convince the situation according to his thought. Opinions may differ as to how persuasive these arguments are, but his statistics about diabetes suggest a definite health risk. These arguments also support his larger point that lawsuits against such companies are justified. I believe that Zinczenenko’s argument about the food companies is right because a lot of companies will not show accurate labels on food. For example, when we see the calories on any sugar free soda or food packages, it says that 0% or 0 gram sugar which is not right in real. They show that 0 amount for just a sip of soda or a bite of food but when they make such product they do use sugar to make it which is not clearly mentioned on labels. That’s why even though a diabetic person will drink sugar free soda, he will still get sugar level in blood. This is my personal experience which makes me think about Zinczenko’s argument about false labels. 2. Write two different summaries of David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame the Eater”. Write the first one for an essay arguing that, contrary to what Zinczenko claims, there are inexpensive and convenient alternatives to fast food restaurants. Write the second for an essay that question whether being overweight is a genuine medical problem rather than a problem of cultural stereotypes. Summary 1
David Zinczenko made this point in his article titled, "Don't Blame the Eater." He expressed how simple it is...
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