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Would you rather find a bug in your apple and have your salad be on the wilted side, or take a big bite of artificial flavors and chemicals? What would you rather eat for dinner; a quick pick up from a fast food restaurant or a nutritious home cooked meal? For some, there may be no choice but to pick off the dollar menu at McDonalds or Burger King. Due to this circumstance, the consequences include an all-time rise of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes in the U.S. However, this circumstance is usually due to parents not being around, or a parent not having enough time or money to purchase fresh produce. The access to fresh, local, organic produce is difficult to come by, especially in low-income neighborhoods or towns. “I tend to sympathize …show more content…

Throughout the years, food has developed into more than something to eat. Food, and the cooking and preparation of food has become an art; something to enjoy and savor. Food brings people together. Gastronomy, the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food, has become world renowned. Gourmet and delicacy foods, go for up to hundreds of dollars. Ironically, a common food for the wealthy, lobster, was once a low class food that was fed to prisoners up until the 1800’s. In fact, “some colonies had laws against feeding lobsters to inmates more than once a week because it was thought to be cruel and unusual” (460). A big controversial question about lobsters is: do lobsters feel pain? Some believe they do not feel pain due to the lack of a complex nervous system and a cerebral cortex, which in humans is the area that gives the experience of pain. Some, however, believe lobsters do in fact feel pain, possibly even more vulnerable than humans, due to their tiny fiber like hairs that surround their body, and their lack of mammalian nervous systems analgesia—what controls pain. The question that will remain undeceive, “Is it right to boil a sentient creature alive just for our gustatory pleasure?” (464). People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), believes that “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”. However, PETA can definitely be over the top extreme when the topic of animals arises. Whether the concept of if lobsters feel pain or not is viable, “Do you think much about the (possible) moral status and the (probable) suffering of the animals involved?”

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