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Ibarrientos 1 Marybeth Ibarrientos Professor Sheil English 1D A.M. 11 April 2011 Major Business and Consumer Health When it comes to one’s health, the safety precautions are endless. Whether it involves the risk of indulging in a fast food restaurant or endangering one’s well-being, there are and always will be risks. The thought of big businesses affecting their consumer’s health creates controversy and suspicion to the main intentions of these big businesses and food corporations. In recent discussions of big business affecting their consumers’ health, a controversial matter has been whether major corporations are responsible for many social ills. As a nation of materialistic desires and necessities, we have grown accustomed to deals in which we save money for more value and quantity, for example food. Whether the benefits exceed the cost or vice versa, America’s society has taken these risks to their health. On the one hand, some contend that due to the transformations of fast-food industries, perceptions of portion size have vastly shifted. In works of author Alison McCook, she has offered a critique in response to the “Supersize” controversy in Morgan Spurlock’s documentary entitled Super Size Me . McCook believes the increased size portions is a variation that affects what consumers would consider a practical amount to eat or drink (McCook, par. 6). In
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