Free Writes Flicek

1/27/14
I don't really look at food labels, the only time I do is to see the calories just out of curiosity. Otherwise I don't because I don't think to do it. I guess I'm not entirely sure what everything is or what it does to me so I just don't look because I figure if I don't know enough information about it then there's no reason to read it. Information that should be included is what it's made of, and the sugars, calories, just the things that are in it, everything that's included now I believe is good. Also the things that people seem to particularly be allergic to should be listed on there, like nuts for example.

1/29/14
Everything that's included in the food should be included on the food labels. The person who should decide is the state in general, it shouldn't be the founder of the product but an already set in stone rule or law so we know exactly what we are eating at all times. It didn't change my mind about anything but it's kind of scary to think that not all truth is necessarily given to us with the food that we are eating.

1/31/14
I still think it's gross, like they were saying, I don't want to be eating something that they put in dog food. I believe it should be labeled differently or at least have the truth and everything that's in the packaged food so we know what we are eating and have the decision to choose if we want to eat that particular product, after all the facts are exposed about it. Even though I would still choose not to eat the meat, I think the article that was most compelling was the one where she talked about how it's bad for our environment to take it away, because that means more cows, more waste of meat, and more being thrown into landfills which becomes more expensive and harmful to the environment in the end. It's a new perspective on the issue and everyone else seems to be on the opposite side. So when this side was brought up and argued it probably surprised a lot of people but made them think twice about all their negative thoughts towards this pink slime, it still might not make it okay for them but it probably helps them see more than just one side.

2/19/14
The exigence of the issue I'm researching is that dietary supplements can cause harm to one's body. Some direct causes is that people are layering these supplements which can be an even worse effect to the body and sometimes become fatal if you're not paying attention to what you're taking or taking unsafe supplements. Economic or business conditions playing a role in this is that people will obviously lose business if they aren't selling their product or if their product isn't working. So they try to make it the best product out there so people will want to use it. Some societal attitudes that may have initiated it is how people have had problems with different parts of their body's because of dietary supplements. There's been quite a few liver issues or just many pains inside the body because of certain supplements. Laying of supplements has been known to be harmful as well.

3/21/14
•What solution to your crisis can you propose? How will your solution address specific elements or causes of the crisis?
The solution I can propose is the inform consumers about the dietary supplements they're taking. Show them and explain to them the different ways they can get the nutrients they want in a healthier non risky way, such as eating specific foods to get those specific nutrients they are looking for. It will address causes of the crisis such as people take supplements because they feel they need these nutrients as their bodies get older and they lose certain health aspects.
•How is your solution particularly practical, logical, manageable, ethical, humane, or economical?
My solution is totally practical because it's more than possible to take in the nutrients needed through natural foods rather than these supplements that are risky. It's more ethical because we know what's in our foods.
•What else has been tried or proposed? Why is your solution the solution your audience should embrace?
The thing with dietary supplements is one can't get all the nutrients they need from these, they're more of a fill in the gaps type of supplement. We need food to get the adequate nutrients needed."Food contains thousands of phytochemicals, fiber, and more that work together to promote good health that cannot be duplicated with a pill or a cocktail of supplements," said dietitian Karen Ansel.

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