What You Eat Is Your Business By Radley Balko

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In today’s society a huge issue is that we constantly hear about the food industry in America. We often hear in the news that obesity rates have increased, or that Americans have many diseases that contribute to being obese. “What You Eat is Your Business” by Radley Balko expresses that people are at fault for making such unhealthy food choices. Others argue that the food industry is to blame for being so unhealthy. According to David Zinczenko in “Don’t Blame the Eater” he blames the fast food industry as well as the consumer. Zinczenko asks “shouldn’t we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast food restaurant’s?” (392). So, who is to blame for American’s eating so much unhealthy food? Should it be the consumers’ burden or the fast food companies? On one hand, as consumers we continue to purchase foods that we know are making us overweight. On the other hand, fast food companies continue to offer high in calories foods. Author Radley Balko writes “What You Eat is Your Business” suggesting that as consumers we should take some responsibility for what we eat, and disagrees that the government should have any type of involvement. Balko writes “Politicians have already climbed aboard” (396). Basically, he’s saying that the government wants to take control of what we eat. He goes on to express that he feels that the government isn’t the issue and it will not solve the problem.
Balko argues, “Instead of manipulating or intervening in the array of food options available
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