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Should Government Regulate What We Eat

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Should the Government Regulate What We Eat?

Taking trans fats, sugars, and other unhealthy products out of foods in America could cause people to eat healthier and make better food choices. According to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, more than 50% of adults are overweight and one in five kindergarten children students are obese. Many food manufacturers may argue that trans fats and sugars do not have that big of an affect on the nation; however, trans fats/sugars cause children to be obese at an early age and adults to be obese too. Even though foods containing sugars and trans fats are delicious, the government should regulate what we eat because foods and drinks containing those sugars and trans fats are unhealthy, they can stop certain individuals on the verge of becoming obese not become obese, and not everyone makes the right choices. Some may say if foods contain sugars and trans fats, then don’t eat them; however, the foods containing sugars and trans fats are still unhealthy for everyone. Not everyone knows the consequences of not taking trans fats and sugars out of today’s foods. These trans fats can cause heart disease and other diseases from foods. These are the foods that people want their children to eat, they don’t want their children to end
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According to Mr. Jaslow of CBS news the number of children and adults struggling from obesity has skyrocketed, putting them at risk to diabetes and heart diseases at younger ages. This is not what the world was meant for, the more people that eat unhealthy foods and become obese, the more the death rate per year increases. End the madness now and let individuals live longer and enjoy more time with their families. That’s what everyone should want for everybody in the
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