Meat Vs Against Meat Essay

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Eating Responsibly Instead of Recklessly The most pressing issue facing American health today lies in the increasing number of obese people. When analyzing the two texts Don’t Blame the Eater and Against Meat, both authors messages combine to form the idea that food is much more than the enemy and we must take responsibility for our own eating failures. The messages presented both convey how our parents influence our food choices, the lack of good and bad food, our own “conscientious inconsistency” with eating, and are presented in distinctive ways. Against Meat identifies how we are in control of our choices and we should be more aware of what we are eating. Don’t Blame the Eater summarizes the idea that we are unaware of what is in our food and that we should not look at food negatively due to our own poor choices. When used …show more content…
Author Safran Foer describes in Against Meat that his grandmother taught him that “no foods are bad for you.” (449). His own grandma lives in a world where we see every calorie as good or bad, yet she believed that even “sugars are great [and] fats are tremendous,” none of which reflect American assumptions. Zinczenko’s views depicted in Don’t Blame the Eater criticize the absence of “nutrition information people need to make informed choices” on fast food menus (464). Zinczenko argues that without being an informed public, we don’t have the prerogative to denote food as either good or bad. Both memoirs in comparison portray the idea that we are ill-acquainted with the nutrition facts of food which is why we cannot label food as positively or negatively charged. When we characterize food as good and bad, we fail to take responsibility for poor eating as the authors speak against. We are in control of how much we eat and our own lack of moderation in food consumption is the cause of obesity in

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