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People Eat Whatever They Want.

  • Date Submitted: 08/22/2015 08:27 PM
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According to David Barboza in his article, If You Pitch It, They Will Eat, “Since 1980, the number of obese children has more than doubled to 16 percent” (Barboza 9). That is why something people should try to do is eat healthy or at least have knowledge of what is going into the food that they are purchasing and consuming. People who might disagree with me would probably be people like Jay Rayner or people who support the argument that he makes. People don't care about what they eat or what goes into the food they purchase and later on consume.
According to Wendell Berry in his article, The Pleasures of Eating, he claims "Eaters buy what they want...and they mostly ignore certain critical questions about the quality and the cost of what they are sold” (Berry 3). What Berry means by this quote is that consumers, whether they are passive or industrial, are careless about what they purchase. Berry also states in his article that, “ The industrial eater is, in fact, one who does not know that eating is an agricultural act” (Berry 6). By saying this quote, he is saying that people don’t know anything about what goes into their food. The industrial consumers also don’t know about where their food comes from, whether it be a factory farm, an agricultural farm, or even a industrial factory. Industrial factories are bad because that is where the food is 'processed', 'pre-cooked', or ‘manufactured.’ Wendell Berry also says in his article that, “The consumer… must be kept for discovering that, in the food industry… the overriding concerns are not quality and health, but volume and price”


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