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Argumentative Essay On Fast Food

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The Debate (Argument Analysis) The nutritional value in food from fast-food places like McDonalds has become a problem for many Americans. Obesity in America is at an all-time high and a change is necessary. Should companies stray away from unhealthy options or should humans be responsible for controlling their unhealthy urges? These two questions tie in with the main debate; "Where does personal responsibility end and corporate responsibility begin?" Chuck Klosterman, from the essay "McDiculous" and David Zinczenko, from the article "Don't Blame the Eater," both share their point of view on the issue. In "McDiculous," Klosterman criticizes the film Supersize Me. He discusses how exaggerated the film is because most Americans are not going to devour five-thousand calories worth a fast-food in a day; if we do decide to gorge down that excessive number of calories, that was our fault not the fast-food companies. Klosterman advocates for people to take personal responsibility for what they consume when he states, "Corporate responsibility begins when corporations start breaking the law and personal responsibility never stops" (Klosterman 1). I agree with Klosterman; what we choose to eat is completely up to us, no one is forcing us to eat fast-food on a regular basis. That personal responsibility to choose what we eat never ends, it is a daily ongoing cycle. Zinczenko, in "Don't Blame the Eater," points out the fact that fast-food restaurants should help people take
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