Essay about What You Eat Is Your Business By Radley Balko

894 Words Oct 10th, 2016 4 Pages
The number of obese people in this world today has grown tremendously from what it used to be. Most people would blame this on fast food places, but reality check, people are responsible for themselves. In “Don’t Blame the Eater” by David Zinczenko, he talks about how fast food places are so common and quick that parents and children tend to eat more. Fast food and other unhealthy substances tend to be a less complicated choice for the majority of the population. For Example, it is easier to obtain and afford fast food than it is to obtain organic and other healthier food choices. Making the decision to find the less complicated, or quicker food choices is what is causing children to eat more and gain weight. In “What You Eat Is Your Business” by Radley Balko, he explains that anti-obesity initiatives and bringing the government into this issue. He continues to argue about how people need to be held personally responsible for their health. Both of these articles use ethos, pathos, and logos to construct their stance about fast food places and obesity issues. Both of the writers stated above have different purposes for writing their arguments. Balko thinks personal responsibility is greater than public responsibility. Zinczenko believes there should be more options for fast food, and healthier options. Both use ethos to back up their points. Zinczenko uses his personal story as evidence. He talks about how he would eat lunch and dinner from the same four options…

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