Essay Cove

Essay Cove

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6-7 pages minimum (1700-2000 words): Essay three is a revision and extension of essay two and MUST include five claims, minimum, as well as engagement with at least five outside sources,
Food Convenience
Attachment to convenience
Modified foods
Grocery money vs dollar menu money
Quality of shopping vs quality of fast food
Paying for convenience vs paying for quality
Habits addictions attachments
Ignorance is bliss (not knowing/ not wanting to know) where food comes from/ processes used
5 sources
Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California
Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic
Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment inside the U.S.
Eat This Book: A Carnivore’s Manifesto
What the Health
Rotten
The Jungle
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
When you think of your childhood and food, specifically eating out in town, what do you think of? The answer is likely fast food places like Mcdonald’s, Burger King, or Wendy’s. We found joy in these ever growing fast food chains as kids. Why wouldn’t we? They have chicken nuggets, unlimited refills, and playgrounds inside. The question is, why do we, as adults, still find ourselves compelled to these industrial productions. Is it the low prices, the convenience, or the comfort in routines or habits? Even as adults, we have this attachment to a food that we essentialy know nothing about: where it came from, how long it traveled, who touched it, or what went into it. The article “Declare Your Independence” talks about how we can take back control of these factors by “planting gardens, buying local, or buying what is in season.” The article makes one very strong point stating “people getting sick from food aren’t getting it from their neighbors; they are getting it from USDA-approved, industrially produced… pseudo-food…” While fast food is an option for people in financial trouble, the majority choose not to know what is in their food, even though people get sick from industrial food not natural, home cooked food and people build habits around drive-thrus and quick food options.
A lot of people grew up going out to fast food restaurants and built habits in their life around going to those types of restaurants.
The convenience of fast food often adds up to be very costly when compared to buying groceries due to the absentmindeness of swiping your card in a quick drive-thru.
The ignorance is bliss montra is extremely prevalent in the fast food industry because if people really knew how the food got from field to plate they may be very unhappy.

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