Essay on What You Eat Is Your Business

1057 Words Sep 28th, 2014 5 Pages
More than 2 in 3 adults and about one-third of children are considered to be overweight or obese. In his article “What You Eat Is Your Business,” Radley Balko claims the idea that we should take responsibility of what we eat instead of blaming the government for it. Balko argues that the way the government is spending a lot of money for anti obesity measure isn’t the right approach to prevent obesity. In contrast, in David Zinczenko’s article “Don’t Blame The Eater,” he insists how the fast food industries are to be blamed for the problem of obesity in America. He explains how the rate of diabetes in children has dramatically increased because of the negative effects of the fast food restaurants. Zinczenko wants the industries to create nutrition labels to inform the eater of what they are putting into the body. Even though Balko and Zinczenko both deal with the subject of obesity, Balko issues a more persuasive argument. I feel this way for three reasons. First, Balko provides better evidence than Zinczenko. Second, he also uses more impactful word choices than Zinczenko to support his point of view. And lastly, Balko invokes emotions in the reader’s heart unlike Zinczenko. First of all, Radley Balko gives better evidence that easily convinces the reader to believe his argument. For instance, he states that, “President Bush earmarked $200 million in his budget for anti-obesity measures” to explain his point of view that government is not dealing with the situation in the…

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