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For this discussion you will first need to read:

CI chapter 21–Junk Food: Should Government Regulate Our Intake?  pages 518 – 525

If you do not have a textbook here are some of the articles from the chapter and online links:

“A Ban Too Far”  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/opinion/a-soda-ban-too-far.html?mcubz=0 (Links to an external site.)

“Letters of Response” by Gary Taustine and Brian Elbel http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/opinion/bloombergs-supersize-soda-ban.html?mcubz=0 (Links to an external site.)

“Evolution’s Sweet Tooth”  by Daniel Lieberman http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/opinion/evolutions-sweet-tooth.html?mcubz=0 (Links to an external site.)

“Should Governments Tax Unhealthy Foods and Drinks?”  by Daniel Marron  https://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2015/12/14/should-governments-tax-unhealthy-foods-and-drinks/#1a14195d26fb (Links to an external site.)

Write at least a well developed developed paragraph that answers the questions: Should the government regulate our food intake? The paragraph needs to have a strong topic sentence.  Use specific evidence from the essays in chapter 21 to support your answer.  Document all quotes used in your posting. 

Next, read at least several other postings and comment on at least three.  Your responses should be a few sentences in length and also use evidence from the essays, as needed.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Teamwork—to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal
  • Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action.
  • Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines (e. g., APA, CMS, MLA, etc.