An Interview, The Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Richard Feynman And The Burger King

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In an interview, the Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman and his artist confidant argue whether breaking down something would “dull” the appreciation of it or whether such deeper comprehension of a subject “only adds” to the beauty of it. I agree with Feynman because I learned about the food industry and it personally didn’t dull my perspective on the foods that I eat everyday. I learned about genetically modified organisms, the meat industry and an agrochemical company called Monsanto. After learning about these things, I still continue to eat meat and other foods that I know aren’t healthy for me. We all know fast food restaurants like McDonald’s and Burger King do not provide nutritious food and shouldn’t be eaten everyday based on the lack of nutrients and large proportions. Based on the food pyramid, people are encouraged to eat several servings of fruits and vegetables.However these fruits and vegetables are being sprayed by toxic cancer causing chemicals in order to prevent weeds. These harmful toxins are absorbed by the plants and ingested by millions of Americans causing chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer. Before I knew about all this information, I never thought about the food that I was consuming because my mother or my father cooks everyday. I first learned about this and the food industry when I was in the sixth grade. My sixth grade math teacher Ms. Troy showed us a movie about the dangers of eating McDonald 's called “Super Size Me” The

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