For your Consumerism Essay (minimum 800 words in objective 3rd person, not 1st person/I), address the following:
First, select 5 food items you consume. Using labels, internet resources for the items, etc. or those provided (https://www.buycott.com/ (opens in a new window), http://harvestmark.com/# (opens in a new window), http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/fruit-veggies-produce-origins-trade-secret (opens in a new window)), try to find out any information about the products. Address the following topics:
Topic 1: Discuss what you learned about the food items, where they come from, how produced, etc. Explain why our food doesn’t really come from the store and the difficulties in learning a foods’ origins.
Topic 2: Give examples of natural ingredients you consume and how they compare to the use of external resources used in food production: food technologies, hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, biotechnology. Discuss the pros/cons of using these external resources.
Topic 3: Using the same food information from above, what was done to ensure food safety from production to distribution to consumers, as well as via food-service workers, and yourself? Address the many safety measures in place and reasons for them.
Minimum 800 words, with clear introduction, thesis and conclusion.
Double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font
Based on data entered into HealthWatch360
Engages with scholarly texts to support analysis
Uses APA style for paper formatting, in-text citations, and references list (no abstract required)