Eric Schlosser, the author successful looks into the food industry.
Mandip Pokharel Let Them Eat Dogs, taken at face value, is an essay that argues for eating dogs as commonplace food. His arguments are decent enough. Reading this essay, I frowned upon the ides.
Then I found myself questioning our habit as a culture of not eating dogs as food, and frowning upon the suggestion.
The best among his list of arguments is that there is no logical reason, apart from ethical, to avoid dog meat. He compares a dog to a pig and demonstrates that both these animals have similar intelligence levels and are almost equally playful.
He reasons that there are thousands of dogs getting euthanized every year and the dogs are then fed to our cattle, which we then eat. He suggests that a better way would be to cut out the ineffective middle man from the equation and eat the dogs ourselves.
But this essay is much more than merely an argument about dog meat. At times, the arguments feel too light to take this essay seriously. That is because beneath the surface, this essay is actually questioning our culture, and our conscience. Why do we eat certain animals but decide that eating some other animals is revolting?
This is something we see in many cultures. Muskims avoid pigs, and Hindus avoid cows. Why do we refuse to entertain the idea of eating animals that are perfect for eating? The essay argues that it is because of culture, which is foolish and outdated.
Let Them Eat Dog Author: As far as I am concerned, there is no reason to not eat dog. If you want to butcher scout, go ahead. I think that the fundamental reason behind most food choices are cultural.
While culture may be contrived through the logical food choices that were available to our ancestors, certain food groups were removed due to religion. Now, those food groups are logically viable and there should be not to eat it right? While there is very little logic behind our food choices, the culture forces are very great.
I think that this essay aims to force the reader to question the impact of our food choices on the global environment and to detail the fact that logic plays very little role.
However, Foer also fails to effectively support his argument of why we should eat dog. He asks whether it is not ok to eat companions, but then says that we would still be bothered if people without dogs as pets at them. He asks whether we should not eat animals with significant mental capacity.
He then points out that pigs are just as intelligent and clever as dogs are but we do not think twice about eating them.
In some places such as China, India or the Philippines it is perfectly acceptable to eat dog yet here in the United States it is seen as a taboo. Foer throughout the whole article argues that we should eat dog here in the United States.
He claims that it is much like the other animals we eat and that both people in the past and other cultures still eat dog and treat as a delicacy.
While these are valid claims, Foer says that we should incorporate dog into our diets by eating the million of dogs that are euthanized each year.
Yet this seems like a highly impractical and unethical way of turning peoples companions into food.Transcript of "Why the Fries Taste Good" by Eric Schlosser "Why the Fries Taste Good" by Eric Schlosser Jim Scherer/ Houghton Mifflin Because Schlosser's essay is so packed with information, his writing may seem a bit dry.
What rhetorical operation does making a phrase into an acronym (GRAS) accomplish? NATURAL VS. ARTIFICIAL. Rhetorical Analysis In the excerpt “Why the Fries Taste So Good” by Eric Schlosser, Schlosser deeply examines the process of one individual farmer and his process, not to mention takes it as far as going to the International Fragrance and Flavor facilities to see what truly does make the fries taste so good.
The taste of McDonald's french fries played a crucial role in the chain's success -- fries are much more profitable than hamburgers -- and was long praised by customers, competitors, and even food critics. Open Document.
Below is an essay on "Why Mcdonalds French Fries Taste so Good" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples/5(1).
Millions and Millions of Fries; Why the Fries Taste Good. To reach the J. R. Simplot plant in Aberdeen, Idaho, you drive through downtown Aberdeen, population 2,, and keep heading north, past the half dozen shops on Main Street.
Why the Fries Taste Good By: Farren Springer and Harisha Chinthalpally Chapter 5 Fast Food Nation Summary J. R. Simplot, the founder of modern day french fries, started as a meager eighth grade drop-out potato farmer. Need help with Chapter 5: Why the Fries Taste Good in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation? Check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis. Millions and Millions of Fries; Why the Fries Taste Good. To reach the J. R. Simplot plant in Aberdeen, Idaho, you drive through downtown Aberdeen, population 2,, and keep heading north, past the half dozen shops on Main Street. was ordering so many of his onions. Simplot went to California and followed one of the company's trucks to a.
was ordering so many of his onions. Simplot went to California and followed one of the company's trucks to a. Open Document. Below is an essay on "Why Mcdonalds French Fries Taste so Good" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples/5(1).