wk8 ENG 135 Final Paper

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FINAL PAPER Final Paper Gregory Amis DeVry University
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FINAL PAPER Final Paper The problem of world hunger is a growing problem as the population increases. Several possible solutions have been proposed, with one of the most widely supported options being to genetically modify crops and other food sources. For example, a watermelon could theoretically be developed that would grow to four times its normal size. However, scientists have yet to confirm the long-term effects of genetically modified foods on human beings. What most people don’t realize though is that the foods that we currently eat have their own detriments. The non- fiction book Omnivore’s Dilemma written by Michael Pollan explores the various food chains that sustain humans as unselective omnivores. The following essay will look at the industrial vs. organic food chains and how they are examined in the Omnivore’s Dilemma . Industrial food should not be used because it is bad for the health of the humans and animals that consume it. The Industrial food system in which the majority of the population’s nourishment is produced is the first thing scrutinized in Pollan’s book. The author explains how corn became the base of the American diet from various contexts, and epitomizes the industrial food chain describing the end result as a fast food meal. The industrial food chain is looked at as a negative result of the American technological revolution and Americans’ desire for low cost, profit, and making things easier to obtain. The corn reliance has only been increasing as the amount of foods with high fructose corn syrup continues to escalate. Even the animals which
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