Today, many people eat fast food instead of home made food. The reason is that fast food is fast, cheap and convenient. However, at the same time, fast food is contributing to a big social problem in the U.S., which is obesity, and recently some people are beginning to sue the fast food companies for causing their obesity. Should the fast food companies have responsibility for American's obesity? My answer for this argument is "No". I think that whether people eat fast food or not is an individual choice. There are many people who eat fast food, but aren't obese. They may do some exercises for burning calories, or try not to eat fast food as much as they can, caring for their health. Moreover, some fast food companies serve relatively healthy foods, such as Baja Fresh, Subway and so on. Even though people don't have enough money or time to eat except for fast food, they can choose those fast food shops. Therefore, the responsibility of obesity should be taken by obese people, though fast food companies should also take actions to decrease the number of these people by showing their food's calories, serving healthy food, and giving more choices. As I said before, in the U.S. some people are filing suits against fast food companies for causing their obesity and related sickness. It is clear that fast food is not so good for our health. Fast food contains lots of sodium, fat and cholesterol, and these ingredients make us overweight. Therefore, some people think that the ...
Guns have possessed the spotlight of almost every news station. From the latest tragedy of a shooting killing innocent men, women and children to the arguments centering around if our gun laws possess strict enough qualities to keep our country safe. Charles C. W. Cooke, the author of “Gun-Control Dishonesty”, spreads his conservative view on the topic by ripping away any hope for a brighter day. Cooke’s main idea states that if nothing has happened to make gun law more strict even after the lives of innocent children were mercilessly ripped away from their young bodies than nothing should or could ever change. On the other hand, Adam Gopnik wrote his article, “Shooting”, uses a more liberal approach and inspires his audience to act upon the much needed change in our society
Multiple mass shootings such in Aurora, Colorado, Roseburg, Oregon and Newport, Connecticut has sparked massive gun control disagreement. The media has influenced two point of views regarding this topic. One side argues that increasing gun control decreases casualties of mass shootings, while the other side claims decreasing gun control increases self-defense. In a US News article by Susan Milligan, she argues that “although gun control does not stop criminal activity, it decreases accidental deaths and suicide”, thus saving lives. LA Times writer and social policy professor, James Wilson claims gun control does not solve gun violence and makes it harder for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. Both authors use language to convince the
In Ronald Wright’s work, A short History of Progress, he discusses how humanity’s progression has provided temporary results as these methods of progression can be detrimental to the world later on. Wright tackles this issue by addressing the questions Gauguin raised, “What do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
The two cultural extremes are the feraculture of Ents, and the Orcs, who have little to no relation to the land. Tolkien also uses Hobbits and Elves as other examples of agrarianism. Hobbits use agriculture to provide food for themselves, while Elves use horticulture for aesthetic beauty. Will Alan incorporates a combination of these agrarianist cultures.
Obesity has become an epidemic in today’s society. Today around 50% of America is now considered to be over weight. Fast-food consumption has been a major contributor to the debate of the twenty-first century. Chapter thirteen, titled “Is Fast-Food the New Tobacco,” in the They Say I Say book, consists of authors discussing the debate of fast-food’s link to obesity. Authors debate the government’s effects on the fast-food industry, along with whether or not the fast-food industry is to blame for the rise in obesity throughout America. While some people blame the fast food industry for the rise in obesity, others believe it is a matter of personal responsibility to watch what someone eats and make sure they get the proper exercise.
...hese days and is no longer accessible only to the rich and famous. Any person in the world can have the procedure they want done. Men, women and parents of small children are making the decision things about their bodies and looks each day. Plastic surgery can improve a person’s self esteem or can drastically change the life of a child or adult with deformities. No matter what the reason may be, plastic surgery is not something that is to be entered into lightly. It requires a long thought process, a search for a good and credible practitioner, support from loved ones, possible therapy and of course, a lot of money. The decision to undergo cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is intensely personal. People, for reasons as simple as a crooked nose, to the lessening of a serious scar, to those deformed by birth, accidents or injury have options available to them.
However, progress can become “a seductive trail of successes [that] may end in a trap” (Wright 5). Progression can mask the conclusion of a person’s actions. But progression does not only include large events such as the making of a gun or the change from hunter-gather to farming. Progression can include basic changes to necessities such as “clothing and built shelter… [we] opened up every climate from the tropics to the tundra. We moved beyond the environments that had made us, and began to make ourselves” (Wright 13). This migration and progression to various locations sets off the beginning of many different societies, some in which successfully make it, others do not. This is also called a trial and error process. Basically all civilizations are a trial and error, based on how they have dealt with progression; the society can either rise or
A movement formed in 2011 where the FDA decided to put vaping products under the Tobacco Control act labeling them as tobacco products due to the possible nicotine in them. In 2016, the FDA issued that anyone under 18 cannot be sold the e-cigarette or vaping devices of any sort. Identification must be provided for anyone below the age of 27 and samples of these tobacco products of any kind distributed are prohibited. The FDA has also putting warning labels on vaping devices for possibly containing nicotine, which is pending to be enforced in 2018. Even though these restrictions are being applied to not encourage young people to start vaping it does not stop the smoking industry from targeting the younger generation. The FDA is working with the anti-smoking group “The Real Cost” to provide education on the subject and aim it at teenagers. Vapers and or Vaping support groups are saying that the FDA is on the wrong side, that they should encourage vaping because if they don’t, they are encouraging teens or whoever smokes to still pick cigarettes over vaping. In general, the goal they share is to better the health of the public. Globally, sale and distribution of vape products has been banned in Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and a few other places. Since the items potentially contain nicotine in some way and it is a drug they have issued the ban. Vaping
The term, progress, is synonymous with phrases that denote moving forward, growth, and advancement. It seems unorthodox then that Ronald Wright asserts the world has fallen into a progress trap, a paradox to how progress is typically portrayed as it contradicts the conventional way life is viewed: as being a natural progression from the outdated and tried towards the new and improved. Wright posits that it is the world’s relentless creation of innovative methods that ironically contributes to the progress trap rather than to progress itself, the intended objective. Wright’s coinage of the term “progress trap” refers to the phenomenon of innovations that create new complications that are typically left without resolve which exacerbate current conditions; unwittingly then, matters would have been much better if the innovation had never been implemented. In his book, “A Short History of Progress,” he alludes to history by citing examples of past civilizations that collapsed after prospering, and ones that had longevity because they avoided the perilous progress trap. Wright recommends that societies of today should use indispensable resources, such as history, to learn and apply the reasons as to why certain societies succeeded, while also avoiding falling into the pitfalls of those that failed, the ones that experienced the progress trap. This can easily be interrelated with Godrej’s concept of “the overheated engine of human progress,” since humans for centuries have been risking environmental degradation for progress through ceaseless industrialization and manufacturing. This exchange is doomed to prevent improved progress and will lead to society’s inevitable decline since it is unquestionable that in the unforeseeable future, cl...
Smoking cigarettes is a detrimental practice not only to the smoker, but also to everyone around the smoker. According to an article from the American Lung Association, “Health Effects” (n.d.), “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., causing over 438,000 deaths per year”. The umbrella term for tobacco use includes the use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs and chewing tobacco. While tobacco causes adverse health consequences, it also has been a unifying factor for change in public health. While the tobacco industries targets specific populations, public health specifically targets smokers, possible smokers, and the public to influence cessation, policies and education.
Many people in America love to get greasy, high calorie fast food from many places such as McDonalds and its competitors, but in the article “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko, he reveals the health problems associated with these fatty, salty meals. His articles are affective with its well organized layout, rhetorical appeals and tone which give it a very convincing argument. As you read through the article the author reveals the underlying problems with eating fast food and how there are no warnings of such problems posted. As a former obese child who grew up to diet and watch what he ate he sets a credible stance for the argument.
One of the newest trends in America is an alternative to smoking called “Vaping”. There are many advocacy groups that are currently petitioning and fighting legislature that would make this new trend illegal. Many claims have been made stating that vaping is more dangerous than smoking traditional big brand tobacco. There are also arguments that there have not been enough studies to prove that vaping is less harmful than conventional smoking methods, which is not the case however. Vaping has been around since the early 1960s and has proven to be healthier than its tobacco cousin, the cigarette. Currently the United States Government is trying to pass a law that would ban the production, distribution, and sale of many vape products. This ban would make it so the big brand tobacco companies would once again be the number one source for nicotine. I strongly believe that vaping is a safe alternative method to smoking that will reduce many medical risks and diseases associated
...ness operations to monitor and identify any business opportunities and threats in the market. For any business sustainability, it is crucial to sustain and maintain with the market strategies of the competitors (Contreras). Electronic cigarette has several competitors in the form of tobacco and other forms of cigarettes. The market is limited and achieving a sizeable market niche should be a driving force. This is only possible through an aggressive and up-to-date market research analysis.
“America is fat.” This is what people think about the United States today, and it’s getting fatter. As we continue to serve over processed foods and un-healthy fast food we will remain the “fattest country”. We all are guilty of stopping while on a road trip or on the way to work for a quick fix of over processed and fatty fast food. Fast food tastes delicious, yet it’s very unhealthy. In the world today we have sedentary lifestyles, we now have more advanced technology and spend more time commuting. We live unhealthy lifestyles and don’t realize it, we eat what we like and ignore the fatty preservatives within the fast food we are consuming. McDonalds has been made very popular with its dollar menu, yet it’s the unhealthiest fast food restaurant you can eat at.