The food industry intentionally manipulates consumers by taking advantage of the fact that most consumers are ignorant of all of the ways that the food industry manufactures and processes its products. The food industry also manipulates consumers by developing food that keeps people coming back for more. However, since you are no longer ignorant of the ways of the food industry, and since you started a food journal at the beginning of this course, you will be required to incorporate your entries from your food journal into this assignment.
Based on everything you have learned thus far in this course, and based on your own entries in the food journal, answer all of the following questions:
To what extent:
has the food industry manipulated you by making food irresistible?
have you experienced the “Americanization” of the world’s cuisine?
has the “Americanization” of the world’s cuisine affected you?
have you been affected by the manufacturing process of food?
have you been affected by the marketing and selling of food?
do you think you have been affected by purple cow products?
has overeating become increasingly dangerous in your life?
Write a 500 word paper to address the questions above. You are required to cite your sources in the body of your text properly, include a reference page, and use APA style.
This assignment will be graded using the SLA Writing Rubric [227.3 KB PDF file].
Before you submit this assignment to the dropbox below, be sure to upload a copy to the “Final” dropbox for this assignment on Turnitin.com. A “Draft” dropbox is also available so that you can use the originality report provided as a learning tool to improve your work prior to final submission.
Compose your work using a word processor (or other software as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer. When you’re ready to submit your work, click Browse My Computer and find your file. Once you’ve located your file click Open and, if successful, the file name will appear under the Attached files heading. Scroll to the bottom of the page, click Submit and you’re done. Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you post it.