www.onegreenplate.org If some foods or ingredients are deemed addictive, and if food manufacturers who sell those products are aware of those findings, should they be held liable for costs associated with obesity? Why or why not? (Pinard, Yaroch, Smith, 2015). Food Addiction Current studies show that some foods and ingredients may be addictive.  These… Read More

  What can be done to reduce the trend toward large portions in restaurants? Will consumers patronize restaurants that shrink portion sizes? (Moshfegh, 2015). Eating away from home is a trend that has increased in the U.S. since the 1970s.  According to Moshfegh, food consumed away from home in 2007-2008 accounted for twice the proportion… Read More

Blog VIII: “What are the consequences of the consolidation of food companies into fewer but larger firms on consumers and farm producers? What, if anything, should be done to address such consolidation?” (McLaughlin, Edward W. and Gomez, Miguel I., 2015).      The United States has seen a major shift in the way food is distributed and… Read More

Blog IV: Quantitative Data Analysis Causality in social science deals with the relationship that may or may not exist between the manipulated independent variable and the corresponding and responding dependent variable.  It is a key focus and main point of social research and other scientific research, that a cause be established between two variables to… Read More

www.earthintransition.org Blog VII: IFAP Chapter 12 Food Animal Production: “What policies or interventions might be effective in addressing the harms associated with IFAP?  Which problems should be prioritized?  And why?  Who are the stakeholders who should be involved?  What barriers might need to be overcome?”  (Kim, Horrigan, Love, and Nachman, 2015).   Industrial agriculture, or… Read More