Analysis Of The Extraordinary Science Of Addictive Junk Food Essay
15 September, 2016
Manipulations to Serve Gratifications The tendency to exploit those that are vulnerable is highly practiced by corporations in the United States to gain success. In Michael Moss’s The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food, it is delineated how the food conglomerate, Oscar Meyer, led by executive Bob Drane, manufactured and marketed the famous product that is known as “Lunchables.” In interviews with Drane and his daughter, Monica, Moss uncovered that Monica had three children of her own, however, she claimed, “I don’t think that my kids have ever eaten a Lunchable… they know they exist and that Grandpa Bob invented them. But we eat very healthfully” (Moss 269). The inferences that can be conjured about culture, politics, and economics in the United States through Monica Dranes’s statement about “Lunchables” in The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food, by Michael Moss, is that the people in this country are fast moving, will take anything they can get their hands on, do not have many options wealth wise and must subject to what they can afford, thus falling under the manipulating tactics that corporations place on them if it feeds to their gratification.
Consumers are usually given various food choices, ranging from healthy to unhealthy, for sometimes they are “worried about sugar, other times fat” (Moss 261) when it comes to picking what they want to eat. Often, however, they tend to act on…