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1. What kind of diet does Scrinis seem to be advocating for and on what basis? (2 points)
Scinis is advocating for eating less processed food and more on cultural-traditional food diet. He focuses primarily on the quality of production and food processing, distinguishing the difference between whole, refined-processed, and processed-reconstituted. He based this approach by critiquing the nutrition scientist and the food industry and its focus on nutrient composition of foods (the good vs bad food) that people don’t pay much attention to the production and process of what’s considered healthy food.

2. What is the difference between a fortified food and a functional food? Please give an example of each. (Hint: The authors may see this differently, so be sure cite specific authors.) (2 points)

According to Kimura, fortified foods refers to the process of adding micronutrients such as vitamin into a food production. Some food examples that she mentions are milk (adding calcium) and wheat. On the other hand, Scinis defines functional food as an inextricable relationship link between the body and nutrient. It’s identifying food that have positive effect
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I’ve always known about the influence of religion in social issues, but I never knew the influence they had on the food industry, especially how dietary laws are being justified through religion. Another thing that stood out to me is Jurgen Habermas’s explanation of the association of knowledge with science as the foundation of how things operate and that in order for people to understand things, it needs to be scrutinized and go through a scientific procedure. With science, people can’t challenge it or question it because scientists have evidence and their word is law. I would also add that this is super alarming and it’s what I had to ponder
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