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The Devestating Effects of Popcorn - One of the biggest threats to freedom in our world today is the ever-looming possibility that someone will realize the true power of popcorn and bring world leaders to their knees. Popcorn holds a power that to this point has remained untapped. However, if placed in the hands of a terrorist organization, the true power of popcorn could be unleashed to wreak havoc on innocent men, women and children. Millions of people each year have the luxury of eating popcorn freely. Each night in this country alone, thousands of people flock to movie theaters to enjoy a large tub of popcorn while watching a new movie....   [tags: essays research papers] 495 words
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Jumbled Popcorn - Jumbled Popcorn In writing a paper I often start out full of ideas and methods of analysis about the topic or issue at hand. However, I find it tedious to have to connect those ideas; yet, I want my paper to be cohesive and organized. My rough draft paper often seems as if someone crumpled it up and threw it in a blender. I always know what I want to say and feel that I have a good development of ideas, but often struggle in drawing out my main points. The paper that I am revising is my analysis paper because it lacks an assertive thesis and an organized plan....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1251 words
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Harvey Wallbanger Popcorn - Introduction: Harvey Wallbanger, president of Harvey Wallbanger Popcorn, entered the popcorn market in 1972. He is considered to be the person most responsible for creating a gourmet popcorn market in the United States. His claim to fame is that his corn is lighter, fluffier, “tenderer”, and bigger than ordinary popcorn. He also boasts that his popcorn has fewer hard, unpopped kernels than competitive products. Harvey’s company sells popcorn to several markets in the United States: 1. Unpopped corn sold to food stores for the consumer to take home....   [tags: essays research papers] 1064 words
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Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda - The goal of this piece of writing is to make a comparative study of the various works of Shakespeare, but not as they are presented in their written form. Rather, I am choosing to explore and compare his works as they have been presented and adapted for contemporary audiences through the medium of film. What is lost in adaptation. What is gained. Do contemporary accoutrements lend themselves to a deeper understanding of the original works; does the "magic" of editing and special effects lend itself to a similar deeper understanding, or does it instead make the work seem too "real?" Rather than seek out various adaptations based upon their critical merits or demerits, I chose to instead...   [tags: European Literature] 2144 words
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Genetic Diversity - Genetic diversity is used for identifying diverse parents in plant breeding programmes. In the present study efforts were made to establish correlation between genetic diversity and hybrid performance of single-cross hybrids. This was achieved by assessment of genetic diversity by a set of 15 RAPD primers among 10 inbred lines representing popcorn, a special type of maize used as snacks. From this analysis, I-07-35-7-3 and I-07-63-18-3 were found to be diverse parents. Single-cross hybrid developed from these inbred lines was found to be inferior in performance when compared to other hybrids developed from moderately diverse parents for all traits....   [tags: maize, popcorn, hybrid performance, inbred line]
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The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse - The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse The genre of Bollywood film has recently become a popular means of entertainment for the non-resident Indian as well as the western audience. The vibrant color, spontaneous dance numbers, and other alluring factors may have contributed in the popularity of Bollywood films. However, for the NRI, Bollywood films are mean of a connection to the motherland; it brings a sense of nostalgia through cultural and tradition practices. In Chutney Popcorn and Bride and Prejudice, we see how these cultural practices and tradition are preserved by using the woman’s body....   [tags: Bollywood Films] 2996 words
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Misleading Food Labels - More and More people are becoming concerned about what they eat, especially if they consume food products that are manufactured in food industries. However, it is hard to know what exactly you are consuming if food industries provide false nutrition content and mislead consumers by placing false advertisements on the packaging. When a company produces a product that contains misleading label, consumers are not receiving complete information about the food they are eating which could lead to health issues including allergies and problems with diabetes....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Personal Narrative: The First Time I Got Stitches - I was about ten years old and in the fifth grade. My mother had just picked me up from school that day and had bought me some delicious popcorn. I could not wait to get home to pop my popcorn, and we lived all the way in Rose Hill, Alabama. I was getting pretty restless by the time we got home. So we got home and I went directly to the big, black microwave. I put it in, and began pressing the buttons. It was popping and popping, and the buttery smell was getting to me. My mother said that she had to go to the bathroom for a second and that I was not to take out the popcorn until she got back....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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Analysis of the Film Scream - Analysis of the Film Scream I am writing an essay on films, I am studying the camera movement, the scenario etc. I am studying the films "scream", in this film the horror starts as early as the opening credits. The word scream appears on the screen in bold white letters, at this point you can hear a scream and the texts turns red, putting the picture in the viewers head that someone has been stabbed, this builds up the excitement, you then hear a number of screams, the text then blurs and eventually fades out of the screen, giving the idea that someone has died....   [tags: Papers] 470 words
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Economic Trade-off Analysis of Cracker Jack - Economic Trade-off Analysis of Cracker Jack When I was little, Cracker Jack came in cardboard boxes, and the prize inside was often pretty cool: a whistle or a ring, or some similar gadget. This was also in the days when Oscar Mayer gave away tiny hot-dog-shaped whistles as promotional items. In those days, whistles were pretty popular. Slide whistles were a very common favor at birthday parties. I remember an older cousin came back from the army once, and he had a really cool whistle that played several different notes....   [tags: essays papers] 634 words
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Experiment to Find Out Energy Content of Various Foods - Experiment to Find Out Energy Content of Various Foods Problem ======= For this piece of coursework, I intend to design and carry out an experiment to find out the energy content of various foods. Method ====== For my experiment I have chosen four different foods that I will test for energy content, they are sweetened banana chips, toffee popcorn, original flavour Hula Hoops and salted peanuts. I will use the following apparatus and will set it up as shown: For the experiment all I am going to have three variables, the food that I use, temperature of the water and the weights of the food won't all be equal, everything else will be kept the same, the di...   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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Personal Narrative: Norm Violation - Personal Narrative: Norm Violation No Works Cited The Norm Violation that I performed took place in six different places, but mostly in the same environment. The Violations took place in Sayreville, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Hazlet, Marlboro, and Matawan. You may now be asking yourself, what is in these towns that perform the same function. It could be a Police Department, Fire Department, a Food Market, a Burger King or even a Car Dealership. Well let me tell you that if you guessed any of these you were close but you didn't pin the tail on the donkey....   [tags: Papers] 1499 words
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Lost at the Movies - In the chapter, "Lost at the Movies"; pages 113-116, we are introduced to the movie culture. His family went to see Jurassic Park: Lost world and he couldn't believe the thought that was put into the movie. He could not fathom how a huge prehistoric dinosaur could go unseen through a huge city and suburbs. The movie made $92.7 million in the first weekend. Bryson comments "…for all its $100 million-plus budget, contains about $2.35 worth of actual thought…" (114) The movie Speed 2 was created by the directors' dream....   [tags: I'm A Stranger Here Myself Review Analysis Bryson] 1395 words
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Metro Manila Film Festival: Taste of Filipino Movies on Christmas - ... It is some sort of family bonding for them sharing the laughs, screams and tears. On the other hand, the film creators are also rejoicing for they will have a great profit. For every family of five, they will actually accumulate 850 pesos. Not only these creators are benefitting but also the malls since people are also consuming their goods like popcorn. All seem to have happy faces and get pleasure from the things that they get, as what Christmas gives. Last December 2012, MMFF had eight entries named ‘El Presidente’, ‘One More Try’, ‘Shake Rattle and Roll 14’, ‘Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Si Ako’, ‘Sisterakas’, ‘Sossy Problems’, ‘The Strangers’, and ‘Thy Womb’....   [tags: children, filipino community]
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The Effects of Subliminal Advertisements: Does it really work? - Introduction Subliminal advertising has been a controversial topic since the year 1956 when James Vicary did the first experimental test on subliminal persuasion at Fort Lee, New Jersey’s movie theatre. Vicary hypothesized that if messages such as “Drink Coca Cola” and “Eat Popcorn” were to be flashed quickly onto the screen at a subconscious level, the customers would feel inclined to buy those products; Vicary had claimed that he had an increase in sales for both Coca Cola and popcorn by 18.1% and 57.7% respectively (Karremans et al., p.792)....   [tags: Advertising ]
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How to Use Social Media for Small Business - ... It usually will take some time to develop strong relationships with the customers and audience. In addition, small business owners who are just starting should start small. Small business owners should find out where the customers gather: Twitter Facebook, LinkedIn— or maybe even YouTube (Simonds, 2013). Another way to be successful in using social media is being realistic on the timing of answering or postings comments in the social media. Generally, the best time of the day to check social media is before or after dinner time....   [tags: Social Media Marketing]
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Overwhelming my Senses at State Park Lake - People, places, and things are always in a constant change for better or for worse. One such place is a park called State Park Lake. It is a place that is not only holds childhood memories, but is also a place I make frequent visits to. During the summer, I spend most of my weeks at this small, cramped boat house helping customers on-and-off of boats. As a child, I vividly remember these weekend trips to the lake as exciting, because it smelled of roses and the water was clear enough to see your feet, where they touched the shallow bottom....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 694 words
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Moonshiners and Bootleggers in Amerrica - During the era of prohibition, when alcohol was forbidden, bootleggers became revolutionary. Many ordinary family men were made into ruthless outlaw icons. People were forced to lie, cheat, steal, and kill to protect themselves and their families. How did the prohibition affect it. The way the alcohol was hid and made was almost unheard of. Some say it changed this country for the good. Some say it changed it for the worse. Will the world ever know all of the truths during this lawless era. How did prohibition affect bootlegging....   [tags: Prohibition Era]
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The Problems Disabled People Face with Regard to Access in Milton Keynes - The Problems Disabled People Face with Regard to Access in Milton Keynes "Cineworld" in the Xscape has much more access for Wheelchair users than "Easycinema" in center MK 2) Introduction I am going to compare to building to see if cineworld in the Xscape has better access for wheelchair users than easycinema in the point. I will be looking at Cineworld first I will check the upper level and the lower level to see if the accessible for wheel chair users. I want to find out if it has change from the past....   [tags: Papers] 908 words
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Homeless - The Ignored Community - Homeless - The Ignored Community As my friends and I were driving home from the mall the other afternoon, an older, disheveled-looking man was standing on the street corner holding a "I will work for food" sign. "He's just looking for easy money," commented one friend. While this is a possible reason, a more complicated one came to my mind. Perhaps this was a homeless man who had used up his time at the local shelter. Many people do not think homelessness is a problem, but the homeless people, mostly unseen, exist in ever-increasing numbers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics poverty] 1494 words
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That Evening Sun, a Review - William Faulkner is often considered to be the greatest writer in the America history. His fame rests largely on his novels, especially for his closely examination of the southern culture. "That evening sun" is a good example of it. The story opens as a reminiscence of Jefferson. Quentin Compson, one of Faulkner's most memorable characters, narrates the story. Then, the time is approximately the turn of the century. The main character Nancy, a black washerwoman who takes in laundry from white people, is firstly introduced here....   [tags: American Literature] 620 words
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The play J.B. by MacLeish - The play “J.B.” by MacLeish is almost like the story of Job in the bible. The keyword is almost. He changes the story in a lot of ways, but still keeps the same basic storyline. The problem of Job is that he is a man who is very religious and moral, but God takes everything away for seemingly no reason. The sinful people have seemed to escape God’s wraith, while Job is punished. Job says that he doesn’t deserve God’s grace more then anyone else. In both the bible and the play, Job wonders why such a bad thing has happened to him....   [tags: essays research papers] 653 words
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Is Subliminal Advertising Effective? - Is Subliminal Advertising Effective. The average American views an average of 1500 ads every single day. Did you know that some of these ads have hidden pictures, words, or even sound inside of them. These hidden things are called subliminal messages. When used correctly, these hidden messages have been proven to persuade us to do certain things. What are Subliminal Messages. Subliminal messages are things that are stored inside of our subconscious. They are known as are hidden messages because we have no knowledge of the things inside our subconscious....   [tags: essays research papers] 1054 words
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Abuse of Technology - Recently, holding a massive tube of popcorn in my left hand and an extra large cup of cola in my right hand, I gently free my feet on the floor and was ready to enjoy a fascinating movie in the theater. The movie carried me away from reality that I did not move my eyes away from the screen when I was trying to eat the popcorn. Nevertheless, a disturbing sound broke in and destroyed my mood; a lady sitting next to me was yelling at the person on phone, which she successfully attracted sights with hatred from all directions....   [tags: Cellphones, Technology, Communication] 1162 words
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The American Diet - American Food, If You Try It You Need To Diet Every country eats food there is no question there but what makes the U.S. such an obese country that it has a stereotype of being large. The united states is a gold standard for countries all over the world to look up to and it is a center for world trade which makes it a very fast pace country where people do not seem to have time to eat a proper meal. The American diet is very different than those in other countries partially because of portion sizes, and it can be fixed in a way to increase the lifespan and the general health of American citizens....   [tags: United States, Obesity, Epidemic]
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The Logical Fallacies - ... 3. Ad hominem is when one sends personal attack in arguments, which have nothing to do with it. This form is common among conspiracy theories. One may use it to defend him or herself against a skeptic, claiming that the skeptic is closed-minded. By way of example, Karina’s presentation should not be shown, because her religion is Christian. Cristian should not be allowed to speak, because he cannot drive. On the whole, Kevin should not be able to play soccer, because his mother is sick. Red herring/Pseudo-questions/False cause 4. Red herring is when one distracts someone or the audience to confuse them, with something irrelevant in a discussion....   [tags: misconceptions, evidence, error]
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Service Learning Helped My Career Decision - My community service experience was great. I learned many new things that I can use not only in the workplace but also in life. The people I had the opportunity to work with were very generous with their time and talents. They helped me to gain insight into what I want to do with my life. During high school, I was indecisive on what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to work either as a firefighter or an engineer. I performed my community service at the City Utilities Company. I worked with people who were water engineers and they gave me great advice on becoming an engineer....   [tags: Community Service, Volunteer Work] 481 words
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Microwave Ovens - Like many great science inventions of the past, the microwave oven was stumbled upon during another research project. The man who stumbled upon this great kitchen appliance that we use today, is Dr. Percy Spence, a self-taught engineer who worked for the Raytheon Corporation. Dr. Spence was working on a radar-related research project involving a new vacuum tube called a magnetron. It was during this research one day that he had noticed a candy bar he had in is pocket melted. Being a scientist this caught his curiosity....   [tags: microwaves oven] 1329 words
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The Evening News Versus Reality – My Internship at the White House - The Evening News Versus Reality – My Internship at the White House I press the button to playback my voicemail. “So, Sharon, what war did you plan in Washington?” I groan, and anticipate that the next seven messages are more of the same. I head downstairs, where a roommate had already monopolized the TV and am greeted with “Hey, Sharon, your boy’s in trouble!” On every channel is the same picture, marines in body bags in a far away land. I had a very different White House internship from Monica Lewinsky’s....   [tags: Admissions Essay] 1552 words
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Subliminal Perception, Neuropsychology, and the I-Function - Unconscious Processing: Subliminal Perception, Neuropsychology, and the I-Function In his 1957 book The Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard warned the American public that "Large-scale efforts are being made, often with impressive success, to channel our unthinking habits, our purchasing decisions, and our thought processes... Typically these efforts take place beneath our level of awareness; so that the appeals which move us are often, in a sense, hidden" (1). Packard was convinced - perhaps rightly so - that advertisers were "professional persuaders" whose marketing techniques were deceptive and overly manipulative....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Personal Narrative- Fear of Technology - Personal Narrative- Fear of Technology My grandmum spoke for us all that Christmas when she opened her gift from my aunt and uncle. She only half-unwrapped the box before launching it at my father across the room, crabbing “Now what in the hell am I supposed to do with THIS?” She proceeded to sulk, the way only my eighty-year-old gram can, arms crossed, lips pursed, but laughing the whole time despite herself. My aunt and uncle had done the extreme disservice of buying my gram an answering machine....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 952 words
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The Years of Living Nakedly - The Years of Living Nakedly It's a big night for my parents. The friends have come over. The popcorn is popped and buttered and salted. Lively conversation coasts from the living room and into the kitchen where I'm planning my floor show. Why do old people lay about and gab and play Monopoly when they could simply sit back and let me amuse them. Who cares about who owns Marvin Gardens or who gets to be the Scotty Dog. It's Friday night, and all my parents can think to do is invite their friends over to play out their real estate fantasies in a languid waltz of little green plastic houses....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers] 1610 words
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Just Like in the Movies - Just Like in the Movies As the credits began to appear and the typical end-of-movie music started to play Anne sat quietly in her chair while the tears streamed down her face. This was not a new moment for her; in fact this is how every weekend night since high school had been spent. Most people would find something wrong or sad with this, but the truth was there was no other place she’d rather be. There was comfort she found sitting bundled up with a box of tissues and popcorn in front of whatever her movie choice of the night may be....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Story Essays] 1049 words
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Montana Plants & Native Americans - Montnana Plants & Native Americans Since the beginning of the human race mankind has depended on the natural resources in their environment for survival. They utilized the available flora to nourish their body, heal their wounds, comfort their ailments and to create products to ease their daily lives. Many of the same plants utilized thousands of years ago by the indigenous people have been integrated into modern day medicines. The scientific interest and knowledge of plants for nourishment, healing, and practical uses is called ethnobotany....   [tags: essays research papers] 1659 words
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The History of General Mills - The History of General Mills The company, General Mills, for which I was assigned, proved to be a worthwhile investment researching since it contains a large portion of the market share of its “niche,” that being breakfast cereals and the like. In conducting the research necessary to find out if a potential investor might strike interest upon General Mills, we find out a myriad of things. By drawing our attention towards the spreadsheet, which contains the bits of information we need to infer conclusions, we can see the patterns that develop over a 5 or 10 year period involving such things as: stock price, EPS, ROI, and many others....   [tags: General Mills Company Cereal Companies Essays] 418 words
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The History of Corn - Prior to the European encounter with the “New World,” corn played a central role in both the lives and diets of Native Americans. Numerous religious rituals and beliefs revolved around corn. Still today, corn continues to be a constant presence in the lives and diets of all Americans. Corn touches us in ways we might not even realize. Most of us eat corn everyday whether we consume corn in its natural form or in meats, soft drinks, or sweets. From thousands of years ago to the present day, corn has sustained and continues to sustain human life....   [tags: Vegetables History Historical Essays]
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Cinematic History - In an industry that’s been around for over one hundred thirty years and grosses over ten billion dollars a year, there’s got to be an interesting history to go with it (Film). Let me take you back to a time before seven dollar popcorn, before blu ray, and before television was even invented. When going to the movies was a luxury in itself. No special effects or computer generated images. The early stages of the invention of cinema which was essentially just moving pictures, started during the ending of the 19th century....   [tags: Cinema]
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The Importance of Child Activity in the Summer - Any parent who has spent three sultry months with a couple of bored children knows that summer is the longest season. The school year has ended and children move from a highly regimented routine with scheduled studies and activities to almost unlimited freedom. Lazy, unstructured summers can lead to children spending too much time in front of the television or playing video games. Research shows that children can lose up to 60 percent of what they most recently learned over the course of the summer....   [tags: Retention, Tips, Exercise] 817 words
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Review and Analysis of the Movie Taken - Captivating, suspenseful, riveting, exhilarating are only a few of the words that I would use to describe the movie Taken. If you desire a high dose of adrenaline to quench your movie watching thirst, and if you are ready to take a super-charged ride to the action filled city of Paris, France, then this is a must see movie for you. Taken, not for the faint of heart, will keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire ninety-one minutes. Be prepared to have the popcorn container pried from your hand when the credits start to roll on this high energy thriller....   [tags: Film Analysis, Film Review] 780 words
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Motivating High Risk Youth’s in the Community - Nutrition is a significant factor for motivation for at risk youth. For example, when at risk youth already has concentration issues to issues at home, then nutrition is an important tool to keep the youth focused at school. When a youth is not getting the correct nutrition and are not well nourished their motivation decreases. According to Spooner (1999), “at-risk adolescents might be particularly resistant to efforts to encourage them to ‘be healthy’ if being healthy is seen as conventional” (p....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Is Fast Food the Cause to Obesity? - Is Fast Food the Cause to Obesity, or is it Just a Factor. Over three hundred thousand deaths occur every year due to obesity. Obesity adds over one hundred seventeen billion dollars in health care every year (Stern 11). Obesity is an ongoing epidemic in the United States as well as in other countries. Kids eat out more than often, portion sizes are exceeded, and fast food has started being served in school cafeterias. Eating out often leaves the consumer used to eating above average portions .They then think that these portion sizes are normal, when really they are way above normal....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Epidemia] 1053 words
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Genetically Modified Foods: The Future of Food - ... The modern forms of vaccines could save millions of people from dying of preventable diseases, while new medicines could create a cure for maladies that still puzzle scientists today. Pesticides will become no more than a memory in a future filled with genetically modified foods. GMOs are used to make crops pest-resistant on their own, eliminating the need for pesticides and harsh chemicals. One main type of pest-resistant GMO crop is Bacillus thuringiensis corn. Bt corn is genetically engineered to be pest resistant and renders chemical pesticides unnecessary while also keeping the cost of producing the crop low (Whitman, 2000)....   [tags: GMOs, Modified Crops, genetic engineering]
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