Free Writes Jordan Starr

Do you read food labels, why or why not?

I don't really look at food labels. I will sometimes but only to look and see how much fat and calories and that stuff is in the food. I never really look to see what's in the food because it's usually things that I don't really know what it is or even know how to say it. Since I don't know what the majority of the things on food labels are, there is no point in me reading it. I know food labels are required through the government to have on any and all food products. I don't know what the government requires companies to put on the labels though. I think food labels should provide all that they do already and even maybe how it's made? I don't know if that would even be possible but then I think that food would be made better. People would want to have approved way of making their product so that people would still want to buy it.

After reading the article, did that change your mind on what should be on food labels?

Before I read the article I had already said that they should have to put how they make the product on the label. After reading the article I believe that even more. It shouldn't just be the ingredients, it should have to say the whole process too. I think then food would be made in a better way and then people would be more aware of what they are putting in their bodies. I think that food would be made better because, if the companies have to print on the labels what they did to all the ingredients to get their product, I have a feeling a lot of companies would change their procedures to make it more healthy and safer so that customers keep buying the product.

After reading the three articles where do you stand on the topic?

I think the pink slime is gross and I don't necessarily think it should be in food. However, if it is going to be in the food I think it needs to be labeled so that customers know what they are buying. If it is going to be in food I think that it should only be available for certain places. I think that fast food companies should be able to buy it if they want (still letting people know what it is) because everyone knows that fast food places are not the healthiest of places. People make the choice to still go and eat fast food. I do not think that the pink slime should be sold to school. Not many kids get to choose if they get the school lunch or not so I don't think that's fair to them. I also think that grocery stores should sell both or the no pink slime, then that way people would be able to choose what product they want to buy. I'm assuming that the pink slime meat would be less expensive then the normal non pink slime meat, so if people have the choice they still might pick the pink slime because of price. I find both the arguments for and against the pink slime compelling. As you can see I fall in the middle, where I think some places can have the pink slime well others shouldn't, that's because I think both articles have very strong points. Both authors are very strong in their opinions as well and cause me to be somewhere in the middle. I didn't really bring anything into this debate. I have always eaten meat, but I had never heard about the pink slime so I didn't really know where I stood on the issue until the articles.

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