1003 Writing Journal 6 Michael Moss provides three examples of scientific

1003 writing journal 6 michael moss provides three

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10/03: Writing Journal #6 Michael Moss provides three examples of scientific research on junk food and its effects. What common denominator links these examples? What makes the science of addictive junk food so extraordinary? a. The common denominator that links these examples are that they are all the most well-known, most successful junk food companies out there. Such as Frito- lay and other chip companies. The excerpt by Michael Moss was mainly targeting the junk food that are classified as snacks. The science behind how much of what flavour to use, how much force it should take to break the chip once in the mouth, and the ability of Cheetos to dissolve in the mouth causing a belief that the calories are going away. The science of addictive is so extraordinary because it is so so so specific. The amount of testing, trials, and failures that go into making snacks that every household would want to have in their pantry is much more than an average person would believe. From the testing of the flavours, to the bliss sector, to the sizing and that perfect chomp ratio. For such a small snack, it seems to be almost perfectly created by science so those who purchase them keep coming back every single time. 4. Moss reports that the major food companies hire experts to make their products as appealing as possible. Now that you know about these tactics, what are some specific actions you can take to guard against manipulation when you shop for food. b. Some specific actions that I will and can use from now on include not paying attention to the colour of the beverage or food, paying extra attention to the serving size and ignoring the perfectly designed advertisements and placement of the products. As stated in the text, a snack may have a low amount of cholesterol, or fats, or calories but that is just for one serving. The true fact is that
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the snack bag that is picked out has fifteen servings in it and that one serving only comes out to four chips. Along with the serving amounts, with the tests that were stated in the reading, it seemed to be that people were more willing to drink and rebuy beverages that were darker. Not as light. The basis of colour having an affect how much of something a person will buy, it makes no sense and I will definitely take the color into consideration now.
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