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Is the Fast-Food Industry Accountable Legally for Obesity?

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Demetrius Anderson

on 1 May 2015

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Transcript of Is the Fast-Food Industry Accountable Legally for Obesity?

In my overall opinion, I believe the fast-food industry should not be accountable for obesity. People in this world always have the decision to do the right or wrong thing. The fast-food industry should not be blamed because they are not forcing the people to eat their products. As you can see in the data, the percentage of people eating fat-food increase each year and the labels are available for the costumers. The reason why kids eat so much of the products is because of their parents. The parents are the ones who drive and pay for their food so, they are held accountable for their kids being unhealthy. The fast-food restaurants are in existence to make money and be successful, not to purposely make people unhealthy and overweight.
15% of children are overweight today and ages between 6-11 double that percent. Also, the poverty and advertisement of the fast-food industries attracts the children and adults which makes them crave the food. In Anne Quinterro's argument, her data showed that lower income groups have higher rates of obesity than their higher income.

On a debate website, 26% say yes about the fast-food industry being accountable legally for obesity and 74% say no. The 26% who said yes mainly forces their argument towards the government and society for allowing this kind of kind of food to be sold. The 76% who say no emphasize in their arguments about how it's the person's decision to choose to damage their health by eating fast-food products.
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In the story, The Mclawsuit, which was written by Michelle Mello, Eric Rimm, and David Studdert in 2002, they consisted the story of a group of overweight children in New York City. They fought in court and forced a lawsuit and the fast-food industries to make their ingredients visible to costumers. Even though this changed was made, the percentage of humans consuming fast-food products increased each year. The products could be compared to tobacco because they were so addicting to costumers.
Is the Fast-Food Industry Accountable Legally for Obesity?
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