16 October 2013
Supersizing Your Stomach
The fast food industry today has drastically changed and who saw it coming? Now everything comes in bigger sizes and what the company believes is “more healthy” for their buyers. But instead major fast food companies hide the necessary facts for what their products really do to their customers. Fast food companies like McDonald’s or Burger King have been sued by their own customers because their customers believe that their food has made them unhealthy or even obese. There are people who argue that it’s the person’s fault that they are obese because they decided to go to the fast food restaurant and there are people who believe that it is the fast food company’s fault for not fully explaining the ingredients in their foods. In the article “What You Eat Is Your Business” by Radley Balko, he explains how the government is wasting their money on anti-obese programs when people should be responsible for what goes in their own bodies. David Zinczenko, who’s written the article “Don’t Blame the Eater,” tells his readers that the only reason why most people are obese is because it is easier to go to a fast food restaurant for fast, cheap foods that will fill one’s stomach up rather than eating something healthy that would not fill anyone’s stomach. Balko seems to have a better argument since everyone has their own body and they control what goes in it. He thinks the best way to slow down obesity is forcing people to pay their own medical bills that way a person would be more responsible.
Radley Balko argues in his article “What You Eat Is Your Business” the fact that the government is wasting their money on programs against obesity. Balko believes that people should be in charge of their own health and by doing so he thinks people should pay for their own medical bill because that will be forcing people to stay healthy. Balko suggests “we’re becoming less responsible for our own health, and more responsible for everyone...
Cited: Balko, Radley. “What You Eat is Your Business.” They Say/ I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. With Readings. 2nd ed. Ed. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. New York: Norton, 2012. 395-99. Print.
Zinczenko, David. “Don’t Blame the Eater.” They Say/ I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. With Readings. 2nd ed. Ed. Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. New York: Norton, 2012. 395-99. Print.
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