We Cant Blame Fast Food

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“We Can’t Blame Obesity On Fast Food” is an article questioning the decision to blame America’s fast food companies for contributing to obesity. There is also a numerous amount of references to fast food having the same effects on people’s bodies as cigarettes. The author of this article wants to know is it ethical to blame fast food companies for America’s unhealthy eating decisions, and is it fair to compare the effect on fast food to your body, to the effects cigarettes have on the body? A. Claim: The fast food companies should not be targeted as the main cause of obesity.
This is an absolute claim. No exceptions or no qualifiers found.
B. Reasons: Why does any firm such as McDonalds, Burger King, sell a particular product? The answer is simple because consumers are demanding. Evidence: Americans have shown that they want cheap fast foods, and
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Warrants: Is this reason good? Yes, because the reason shows that if American weren’t buying the food they wouldn’t make a profit, therefore the companies would discontinue to sell the food.
D. Counterarguments and Rebuttals: the author believes that the movement to punish the fast food industry is bringing about these allegations. Because of consumer demand, the author believes that the consumers are making the choice to purchase these products on their own free will. Therefore they can’t blame fast food chains for weight gain in America.
B. Reason: The majority of fast food restaurants list nutritional facts in pamphlets or posters inside the restaurant. If they don’t have it listed, you can request it from the company, or go online to Nutrition Data or a similar website to see exactly what the nutrition facts are. So the fast food industries can’t be misleading customers, the customers are just putting wants over needs.
Evidence: Nutritional information when eating fast food can be found in numerous areas. You can refer to the menu, on the food bag, even research nutritional facts

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