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Food Labels Free Write (1/27/14):
I look at all food labels because I have an allergen to gluten and am lactose intolerant. So looking at food labels is important to me. I also look at labels to compare how healthy some foods are and aren't. What should be considered on food labels in the U.S. are the serving size, fat content, all the ingredients that makes up the product. I agree with the label they have now on products.

NY Times Article (1/29/14):
This article didn't really change my mind. It doesn't surprise me that the beef was contaminated. It isn't the first time something like that has happened and I hear all the time "you wouldn't wanna know what they put in that". I think a lot of food has ingredients we don't know about and if they are on the label. we just haven't been educated on if it is bad or good. Food labels should include everything that is currently on it, but actually state EVERY ingredient and give a description on some of the non main ingredients consumers may not know about. We have the right to know what we are eating.

Pink Slime Debate(1/31/14):
After reading the three articles, it is hard to come to a decision. Some consumers say pink slime is bad for you and others say it will make childhood obesity rates drop. The name pink slime first off isn't a correct name for the product. That automatically is going to make every reader scared about the beef they are eating. I think companies should label the "pink slim" on their packaging and explain what is actually in it. It's the consumers choice if they want to continue eating it or not. Just be honest with the public, that's what they want. I have already been living and eating beef for about 18 years, so to tell me that they put other products in beef that is bad and gets approved by the Obamafoodorama and United States Agricutlure is extremely hard to believe. I am going to continue to eat it. Another big debate is the school lunches, I don't think making kids forcefully eating the pink slim burgers is right for now because there is a big debate over it but in the future it might be okay when everyone is educated on it.

The causes I am talking about are how red meat is bad for the overall health for who consume it and how it also has an environmental impact. The business and economic part of the meat industry is huge in the United States, restaurants that serve meat as a main dish want to keep their business. There are many diets out there and the main one that doesn't eat meat is a vegetarian or vegan. Those people have values and attitudes about meat that are negative. Those people can try and advertise to others or put information on the web persuading people to stop eating meat. There also was recently a discovery about the big slim issue which would make people not want to eat meat.

What solution to your crisis can you propose? How will your solution address specific elements or causes of the crisis?
How is your solution particularly practical, logical, manageable, ethical, humane, or economical?
What else has been tried or proposed? Why is your solution the solution your audience should embrace?

My solution is to become a vegetarian or to eat less meat. It will address causes by using studies that have been done on vegetarians and meat eaters. The studies show that people who are vegetarian are healthier and at low risk of having any heart related problems or obesity. It is humane and logical because it will decrease meat consumption and not have to raise billions of animals in little cages and slaughter them. If we don't need farms, then we can use that land to build homes, schools, businesses.

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