Many individuals in a position of power of influence, use manipulation on the things around them for their own gain. The best example of people in a influencing position are the media. They can, and do, twist the “truth” around to shape the way we see the world. If we continue to allow the media to manipulate our views, we will always be bias towards each other.
In the “Ways of Seeing” Video, John Berger shows many examples of how society uses bias against itself. Both speaking on the topic and showing us real examples, he expresses his point on the issue. “... the publicity image steals her love of herself as she is, and offers it back to her for the price of the product.” Lots of the bias in todays society are influence from the media. Weather its about a women’s self worth, race issues, or political arguments, the media has an opinion. Everyone has bias’ and theres no way around it. We need to accept our bias’ for what they are if we plan on truly trying to be objective. Certain times throughout the video, Berger goes full circle back to how the media shows women in the world. How they change peoples views on the others around them, and themselves, and pick up the ones they see around them.
There are people that are using their bias to make others aware. There are people that take the bias they get from their magazine, TV and computer screen and taking it as the right thing. “The media are desperately afraid of being accused of bias. And that's partly because there's a whole machine out there, an organized attempt to accuse them of bias whenever they say anything that the Right doesn't like. So rather than really try to report things objectively, they settle for being even-handed, which is not the same thing.” [Paul Krugman] What does it mean to be right? Is being right supposed to be whatever your thoughts and opinions are? The media has a hard time telling the difference between what is right and what we want to think is right. They have the ability to slowly change what we see around us, controlling how we think. Aware or not the media has an impact on the public no matter what it does. If it doesn’t report a certain story, their own for attack and ignorance and if they do their open to attack on how bias they are. “To remain innocent may also be to remain ignorant.” To sit back and allow people to manipulate our choices is not the innocent way. Ignorance is no longer bliss when you wake up and realize you’ve been a puppet for some time now.
The easiest and most effective way to manipulate a society is through their insecurities. If you exploit what they hate most, you can begin to mold them into what you want think. Thats what the media has been doing to women especially. “To be naked is to be one self. To be nude is to be seen naked by other and yet not recognised for oneself.” They strip women down until they are where they want them to be, them build them back up with their same bais views. “Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.” We believe we are naked, when we are really just nude. We are not being ourselves. We are putting on an act to trick others into believing we are stripped down because thats what the media is telling us to do. Were being told to be who we truly are. Act the way we want to. Embrace our uniqueness. Show ourselves in the simplest way. Meaning, be who you truly are if you are what we want you to be. Be unique if its what were advertising. Act the way we want you to. Show yourself in the simplest form if you naturally look the way we want you to. Be who we want you to be.
If we continue to allow the media to manipulate our views, we will always be bias towards each other. Some people are okay with letting others control their actions, thoughts and opinions. But they know someone is controlling them. The media hides their true games in hopes to manipulate society into submission. Weather we care to admit it, we are not naked until we let go of the medias control on us. Until then we are just nude, a fake form of our naked self.
2 silver pans
1 1/2 cups of water (per pan)
30 Pieces of chicken winglets
2 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons of Accent
18 oz bottle of BBQ sauce
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Clean out the pans with soap and water.
3. Rinse each piece of chicken in warm water, then place in the two medium sided silver pans.
4. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of Garlic Powder and the 2 tablespoons of Accent in each pan.
5. Place both pans in the oven, allow them to bake for 2 1/2 hours or until they get a brown coating.
6. Once finished baking, take them out and pour BBQ sauce. Continue to bake again for another 1 1/2.
7. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes, then serve.
This dish is a healthy and easy dish to make. The chicken is not only fresh, but its low in calories and fat because it is baked. Out of the whole dish the only thing that has some calories is the BBQ sauce which is about 680 calories. It isn't an unhealthy dish. And considering it doesn't take a lot of ingredients to make its very easy and fast to put together and makes the perfect meat to a normal dinner.
This unit taught me a lot about what foods are healthy and what foods aren't. I have a better understanding of what is good for people ad what isn't. I also understood diabetes and how the body works. Due to this unit I cannot really look at the foods we eat the same because it seems as though the people who are in charge of our food are more focused on getting the job done then making sure the food we eat is safe. The issues I have with our food system is that health doesn't seem to be a huge factor for the people who retrieve the food for us and the people who eat it. All of the healthy foods are way to expensive, but the foods that aren't are cheap. The food industry seems to be a joke. The changes I want to make is to check the ingredients to foods and watch what I eat I'm willing to make these changes because this unit showed me I need to be more careful to what foods I eat.
El Presidente y Inmigración
Sí, reforma de inmigración es todavía importante. En el discurso del Estado de la Unión el otro día, Barrack Obama habló fuertemente sobre la inmigración, dice “vamos aprobar una reforma de inmigración este año.” La reforma ha estado pendiente desde el año 2009. ¿Pero ahora está serio, verdad? Él prometió arreglar un sistema de inmigración roto pero tal vez sólo debe hacer promesas que puede mantener. Lo entiendo, necesita algo que decir. Tiene algo que hacer. Pero seamos realistas, con el estado del Congreso ahora ninguno de estos sueños se harán realidad. No me gusta ser tan negativo, pero por favor. Estos son fragmentos de esperanza lanzada por un hombre desesperado por cambio. Él y yo y mucho otros estado desesperados por cambio desde 2008. Sin embargo, Señor Presidente, entiendo. Usted está fuera de tiempo. Todos somos. Es la triste verdad pero tarde o temprano el ala derecha pronto agarre una vez más este país con el guante de hierro económico peligro, la avaricia y tiranía internacional.
Lo que sea. Sólo tiene que continuar que me conceda una educación y permítanme despotricar, quejarse y juez desde mi trono dorado de narcisista superioridad y seré feliz. Sólo estoy bromeando, un poco. A veces quiero mudarme a canada donde paz y amor reinan sobre guerra y odio. En mi opinión, Estados Unidos nunca escaparán esta depresión bipartidista causada por una vida de auto-interés, avaricia y lujuria - un fuerte deseo de tragar toda las últimas gotas de los recursos del mundo y sangrar sus ciudadanos seco. Un estado vacío de intención pura, impulsado sólo por corrupción y desafecto.
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EFE. "Latino News and Opinion." "Aprobemos Una Reforma Migratoria Este Año. Hagámoslo" - . Al Día, 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. http://www.pontealdia.com/estados-unidos/aprobemos-una-reforma-migratoria-este-ano.-hagamoslo.html
4 large zucchini
3 cups grated parmasean cheese
3 cups of eggs whites
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, with oiled large non stick pan. Chop zuchinni into thin fry shapes. Dip into egg whites and bread with parmasean, oregano, and pepper mix. Place on pan and bake for 15 minutes, then flip on the other side and bake again until brown and crisp.
I'd say that the nutrition for this is pretty okay. The zucchini baked itself is low in carbohydrates, only about 5 net carbs per large zucchini. So this meal is safe for diabetics, because it's very low on the glycemic index with a glycemic of 2, meaning it does not raise your blood sugar to a dangerous level. Mostly because half the carbs are fiber. The vitamins in zucchini are leaning towards high levels of copper, maganese, magnesium, vitamin k, vitamin c, potassium, folate, and vitamin A, while it contains some tract of all nutrients. The egg whites that cover the zucchini are high in protein. About 9 grams per cup, and about 1 carb per cup. It's low in nutrients though, with only potassium and sodium, but a good source of protein. The parmesean cheese is very very high in fat, seeming as it is usually not that aged and because of industrial food processing. 1 cup is about 30 grams of fat, mostly saturated. It's even higher in protein at a about 40 grams of protein in a cup. Parmesean cheese is primarily calcium, a lot of calcium, and then a little bit of iron and vitamin c. But high amounts of calcium. I used about half a cup of oil for the entire recipe. Which itself is about 108 grams of fat, which is a good mix of monounsaturated, saturated, and polyunsaturated fat. It's purely fat, and a a little bit of potassium
So all in all, this food in about a serving which seems like about a cup for most is about 28 grams of mostly saturated fat,25 grams of protein, and about 5 carbs. You would be eating a very high amount of calcium, but with other nutrients such as vitamin k, maganese, magnesium etc. all the nutrients from the zucchini this is a pretty healthy snack.
The fat can help your body absorb the nutrients in the zucchini plus the calcium. There can be very reactions to your body eating this food. One fact is that it is baked and therefore some of the nutrients naturally gets lost on the way. Secondly it contains eggs and dairy. The eggs can cause gas, bloating, and allergic reactions to those who are allergic to them. The parmesean cheese doesn't cause me any problems though, considering I am kind of a lactose intolerant. I get lots of acne when I drink milk or consume dairy, but parmesan cheese never effected me.
Also since all of the foods in my recipe are processed industrially, there is always a zap away of most of the nutrients from being absorbable for the body, and most of the nutrients being present in the food.Then the whole zucchinis being full of pesticides and possibly being genetically modified thing that plays in.But the fat combined with the nutrients of the zucchini can make a nutritious meal.
The food is very high in fat and protein, meaning it will keep the eater satisfied after consuming a small portion and give them steady ongoing energy through the day to burn. It's a good snack for anybody of any activity level. And is a great replacement for other unhealthy choices because It tastes like fries, pepperonis, and resembles carby foods like lasagna. So it's a better decision to eat zucchini fries instead of that stromboli, and the cheese pizza, and those potatoes fries, loaded with doe, carbs, and just empty crap your body doesn't need and will leave you starving the next morning. The zucchini fries will not only satisfy your craving for something fast foody, but keep your hunger tame.
None of these products come from sustainable practices. Zucchini are imported from Oregon and sprayed with chemical fertilizers. They come from industrial agricultural which is inherently unsustainable ( deforestation, chemical pollution, importation, fossil fuels etc.). The cows used to produce the milk to create the cheese are factory farmed, loaded with horomones, and living in filth, disease, death, and great pain. The cheese is made on machines by cheesemaking factories, and imported from thousands of miles. Everything on that list is imported. The olive oil from Italy, the zucchini from oregon, the cheese from god knows where, but all of the ingredients come from harmful practices.
The foods themselves aren’t bad, it’s the production, and economy that really make them not even food but imported products. Politically speaking the production/consumption style of these foods say yes to capitalism, and no to traditional ways of attaining food, and more sustainable ones. This meal is brought you by major corporations, and guilds of dudes who like to torture their food in the name of money, production, and takeover. As if we all couldn’t grow our own zucchini, pasture raise cows and culture and age our own cheese, or find our own oils to grind out and make.
This meals cost a lot of lives, land, and ozone that we are rapidly running out of.
The social is the political. I bought these at a supermarket, from a corporate chain store that exploits it’s workers who sells food products that exploit their workers and their land, and are all about eco-destruction. There was absolutely no social interaction involved in the purchasing of these items. I went to store, browsed through the colorful aisles and located my overpriced items, whose prices are inflated to generate profits for CEO’s and heads of corporations, not the workers, who are paid about 10 bucks an hour at this store. So they check out my items, and I pay the store, and I leave.
If these items were being produced communally, I would have to talk to actual human beings about the actual foods I want, and make them with actual human beings. Instead, the processes of how the food is grown, imported, processed is all done by machines and their human slaves.
So this food, the way it was made, produced, attained, was pretty anti-social. When I brought it to share with others of course that was social. But the meal itself took a whole lot of antisocial behavior for one social event, which is kind of disturbing.
This unit I haven't learned much about things I didn't already know. Seeing as I just have a broad scientific background in nutrition for a high schooler. I learned about specific diseases and the origins of their names, but nothing truly significant that I wasn't aware of already. I think I learned a lot about GMO and how it effects the environment and it's possible dangers. We covered the Omnivore's Dilemna which is a book I was already aware of, because I had read it's counter book " The Vegetarian Myth" by Lierre Kieth, which I thought made more since. We should've talked about that book, because I think it makes way more sense and incorporates different sides of health debate.
Theres many things I think were wrong in what we learned. Michael Pollan is always pointing towards vegetarianism, but then we talk about how people with traditional diets don't have the flux of civilized diseases that we on a civilized diet get. Traditional diets are most comprised of meat, dairy, and vegetables. Local meat that is. But at the same time we are talking about how meat is bad for you and will give you all these diseases.
Also, the western diet has changed dramatically ever since the FDA proposed that a diet high in saturated fats and meat will kill you, consumption of grain, fruits, vegetables, and non-saturated fats has gone up in the past like 30 years, but heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses have also risen or stayed the same. Obesity has just grown,even though we are supposedly eating more like vegetarians. I think we focused on Michael Pollan too much, as if he is the chief of modern day health. There is a whole bunch of things not being taken into consideration, like modern day medicine and how it effects what foods are pushed and which foods aren't.
Like for example to push cholesterol lowering drugs, there was this belief that having high cholesterol was a bad thing that was introduced in the 20th century, and the FDA had to create a diet that would lead to diseases in which high cholesterol was present. There was just a whole a bunch of useful science in this unit I felt was missing. I lot of perspectives of nutrition and diet that were missing. A whole lot of researchers and authors.
I think are biggest problem with our food system, is our food system itself. Capitalism, and agriculture are inherently harmful to the environment and not that healthy for us. There's evidence that the human brain has shrunk 5% over the last 10,000 years. Humans are shorter, and fatter. This is because of agricultural foods. The human brain could not have grown so big off of plant protein and wheat. Think of all the wheat and plants you'd have to eat to get the protein you can get in just two servings of steak. Like that's a lot of food, a lot of carbs you'd have to consume, and that can be a recipe for weight gain.
I don't think their is any choice I can make to counter the effects of living off of industrial agriculture. I can try to buy foods that aren't as bad as others, but in reality my consumer choice doesn't change the fact that what I bought took a whole lot of pollution, death, and suffering to import. And that I when I dispose of it the chemicals in my food product, and it's packaging will go back into the environment as pollutants.
1 lb. (pound)
Pasta (By preference)
As much as you would like
Sharp Provolone (Recommended, but not needed)
What you will need:
All the ingredients
1 Big sized pot
1 Medium sized pot
1 Big Bowl
1. Gather all the ingredients and have them out.
2. Boil two pots of water. One big pot for the pasta and one medium pot for the broccoli.
3. When the big pot comes to a boil put the pasta in and continue to stir occasionally.
4. When the medium pot comes to a boil put the broccoli in and continue to stir occasionally.
5. While the water is boiling cut the tomatoes, cheese and roasted peppers into bite sized pieces.
6. When all the ingredients are cut put them into a big bowl.
7. Chop up the whole red onion and a little bit of garlic and add them to the bowl.
8. Once all the ingredients are cooked and cut stir them all together into the bowl.
9. Add oil and vinegar salt and pepper to the mix. The amount is up to you.
10. Then enjoy! :)
The ingredients in the pasta salad were all bought from the grocery store. All of the items were technically processed, yet still healthy. All the vegetables we bought, which meant they were processed because of everything they went through to get to the store, but it is still healthy. The cheese and pasta although not bad for you were processed. There are a lot of carbohydrates in pasta, which is okay on occasion but not excessively. Eating pasta everyday is not healthy or good for you. The pasta salad itself would not be healthy eating everyday because of the excessive amount of pasta and ingredients like olive oil. Yet, some of the ingredients that are in the pasta salad are okay. Broccoli, depending on how it is made on how it is prepared is fine eating everyday. Though roasted peppers, grape tomatoes, onions, and cheese are really tasty and okay to eat in moderation, these are items that should not be consumed on a daily basis. Cheese is very high in calories, so it would not be a good modification to one’s diet. All of the food was was made and processed in the United States. None of the products are made out side of the country, which means that none of the food was imported. None of our food items were grown organically. Because all of the food is processed there are fuels that take part in the getting to the store, which tends to make it not environmentally friendly. Buying all the products came to a total of $20.00. With serving about 10 people, makes the cost per person about $2.00. This is a lot cheaper then fast food and it happens to be a lot healthier. (Still can’t eat it everyday) No items were grown ourselves, all were purchased at the store. So although it is not that environmentally friendly or healthy it still better than most foods.
Looking back at this unit, I have actually learned a lot. Since I keep Kosher, I was never really aware or open to Non-Kosher food items. I know my facts and information (for the most part) about Kosher foods and what that means and what I do and do not eat but I never really knew about all this other information. I learned a lot more about organic food, and what that really means. My parents never really buy organic, they just try to be healthy. It has been interesting to actually see facts and statistics about the leading causes of death in the United States and how a lot of it can revolve around the food we eat on a daily basis. I have watched Food Inc and Super Size Me before so I was already informed about mass production of food, the meat and how large companies receive it, and the workers. Yet, just because I have already watched it I was still able to learn a lot more with our class discussions and the different perspectives other people brought to class. Now, being much more informed with a larger variety of food I believe it will help me and other I know. There are way too many problems with false labeling, or the rules to label certain products one thing or another. I know I will be on the look out on what I am actually consuming based on the labels and what they say. I will, of course stay keeping Kosher, especially after watching Food Inc for too many times. I am willing to be more careful on what I buy, and to really make sure I am more aware of the ingredients and what goes in to making the product I am going to buy. Especially with what I ma buying, because staying healthy is something I would like to do, to live a long and happy life!
Fried chicken has been a very common entree for all types of cultures that has been around for a while. There are many different twist to the way it can be prepared but it comes down to a few simple ingredients. Chicken, Flour and oil. Since it is made with such simple ingredients it makes it both cheap and a very common food. However it is not very healthy. The chicken its self is healthy but ounce it is covered in four and cooked in the vegetable oil it is then deep fried and makes eating fried
chicken a lot worse for your body. There are different ways to prepare chicken that will cause it to be more healthy food choice for example if it were to be baked then you would still be able to consume all of the protein and nutrition form the chicken without taking in the bad fatty party of the deep fried flour that coats the fried chicken.
Something that i have learned from this unit is that our food choices can affect a lot more then just our weight. The foods we eat everyday can be one of the biggest contributors to things like heart disease and diabetes later on in our life. I also learned that Americans consume more sugar annually than any other country in the world. This stood out to me the most because it made me really stop and think about all of the things that we eat that have sugar in them or high fructose corn syrup which is the same as sugar. We eat foods that are sweet and high in sugar because it is cheap and we are just so used to them being in our everyday diet. Making diet changes could be so simple and be able to help you prevent dying form heart disease. What shocks me the most is that people are aware what these bad foods do to us but yet we still decide to eat them completely ignoring the damage that is being done for life.
3/4 lb of penne pasta
1pt cherry tomatoes
1 small eggplant
1 cup of olive oil (in total)
a bunch of kale
3 large cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese
-cut the eggplant and the tomatoes into bite sized pieces
-combine eggplant, tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
-roast in oven for 25 minutes flipping periodically
-combine the walnuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
-put them in a blender and blend until smooth
-boil the penne pasta accordingly,
-toss the pesto, the veggies and the pasta in a large bowl
-garnish with more parmesan cheese and chill if you would like.
bag of walnuts
so about 20% of my dish is processed
the dish would probably have no more than 300 calories all together. Most of the dish contains veggies and protein. There is no sugar content unless the little bit that could be in the tomatoes. There is only a little bit of fat in this dish because of the eggplant. After eating this dish a person will feel energized. I would recommend this dish to someone who just finished working out, or someone who wants to fill up with out all the calories. There are no health issues that could come from this meal, unless you use too much salt or something like that. If a person ate this dish ate this dish everyday, they would have very clean bowels. Otherwise no health issues would arise from eating this
My eggplants could have come from either Georgia, Florida, California, New Jersey, or New York. However I did purchase my eggplant from the farmers market so it could be local. The kale is from my grandmother which is in West Philadelphia, and so thats not very far. The tomatoes were purchased at the farmers market also so they could also be local. All my veggies were organically grown. My meal maybe could have traveled less than 100 miles to make it to my house. My pasta is processed and so is my walnuts, however I dont think those two items took too much of a toll on the environment.
All together this meal cost me something around $60. The veggies are organic and from a farmers market, so they cost a bit more. However if you buy in bulk everything is a little cheaper. The trip to the fresh grocer for the things like the pasta, the olive oil the walnuts, garlic, cheese, and lemon juice, all cost me about $40. This compared to fast food is 1 to a million. The food is made with hardly any preservatives, and no artificial anything. None of my products are frozen. Farmers and the grocery stores made money from my meal. The farmers who grew my veggies get money from me purchasing from the farmers market, and the grocery store and the people who work there get the rest of the money. Factories for my pasta and my walnuts are used to make my dish.
The lemon juice, came from the farmers market also. So the farmer growing it, picking it, dropping it off at the market, me purchasing it, and using it is more sufficient then me having to grow the tree and wait for the fruit to grow. I think time plays the biggest part in this. if I were to make this dish with lemons that i grew myself, I would have to make this dish months later. Instead I could pick some organic lemons up from the market and it would have the same impact. No harsh chemicals in my lemon juice, and no artificial lemon. However If i were to purchase a bottle of lemon juice, that would be harsh to the environment and it would have no nutritional value. The bottle would only contain about 80% real lemon juice where the other 20% would be just chemicals to make it taste better, and to make the shelf life longer. I would rather go to the farmers market.
Reese family chicken noodle soup recipe -
1 whole onion sliced
3 stalks of celery chopped
3/4 cups of carrots chopped
1 pound of Boneless skinless trimmed Chicken Thigh sliced
10 cups of water poured
2 large russet potatoes halved
2 Table Spoons of parsley poured
1/2 bag of Pennsylvania Dutch yolk free home style ribbon noodles poured
1/2 tea spoon of salt poured
1 teaspoon of pepper. poured
1 table spoon of oil
2 tons of love
1 ton of caring
Lightly brown chicken thighs in vegetable oil... Add two stalks of celery and one onion quartered. Cover with water. Let simmer for one hour. Remove from heat. Place a strainer into a large pot and place cheesecloth in the bottom of the strainer. Pour contents of pot into the stainer. Remove chicken. Break chicken into small pieces- remove as much fat as possible. In a clean pot, add a small amount of oil ( just enough to coat the bottom of the pot) add 3 stalks of chopped celery, one chopped onion, and carrots. Place a fresh piece of cheesecloth into a strainer and strain the broth again back into the pot to cover the simmering vegetables. Add the chicken, potatoes, additional water. When boiling- add noodles and parsley and cook for 7 min. Salt and pepper to taste
In this meal only about 10% is made up of processed food. The only ingredient that is not a whole food would be the noodles. The majority of the meal is made up of vegetables. This has all of the main necessities for nutrition since it contains protein (chicken), vegetables, and starches (potatoes/noodles). If you ate nothing but this soup everyday you would probably be fine. All of the ingredients in this recipe came from this country and no farther. The veggies were not all organic, meaning that they were grown with fertilizers and pesticides. Although this doesn't really matter, and takes nothing awake from the meals nutrition value. This isn't an expensive meal to make, the highest priced ingredient would be the chicken. Ideally the majority of the ingredients could come from home by growing your own vegetables, although noodles are very hard to make from scratch and a chicken would be a lot to handle… Which is why we have convenient grocery stores to provide things like this.
Ethan: My role in the larger food system is to balance the ecosystem by making sure to eat the things that reside lower in the food chain. As a human I am at the top of the food chain and my responsibility is to hunt and eat. The biggest problems with our food system is that we over consume proteins and starches which leads to a unhealthy and unbalanced diet that causes diseases of the body due to dietary unhealthiness. We need to switch to eating more natural and energy efficient food such as vegetables and fruits. I could cut sodas, sugars, caffeine, fast food, and other heavily processed and unhealthy food. The impact of these changes would probably make my heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys healthier. I am not willing to make these changes.
Jamie: Throughout this unit, I've learned a lot about different foods and their effects on our bodies. There were many things that I thought I already knew, but found out a lot more. From reading articles and watching videos such as Food Inc. and Super Size Me, I've found out more information than I had before this class. I think that one of the biggest problems with our food system is lack of knowledge and care. If more people cared about the foods they're putting in their bodies then we wouldn't have such high rates of obesity. I agree that our environment does have an effect on the food choice we make, but they are still "our choices". This was proven in a study with cafeteria food in a hospital. They regard their foods, and people made healthier food choices. So I think the problem lies within people themselves and how they choose to eat. Some changes that I could personally make would be to, cut down on snacks. Most of the snacks I eat are probably high in sugar. Although I typically eat healthy foods and well balanced meals, I know I also take in a lot of sugars as well. I would be willing to make some changes, I just don't really see that happening.
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 cups panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more if needed
1 cup olive oil for frying
1/2 cup prepared tomato sauce
1/4 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup grated provolone cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat an oven to 450 degrees.
- Place chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch. Season chicken thoroughly with salt and pepper.
- Beat eggs in a shallow bowl and set aside.
- Mix bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan in a separate bowl, set aside.
- Place flour in a sifter or strainer; sprinkle over chicken breasts, evenly coating both sides.
- Dip flour coated chicken breast in beaten eggs. Transfer breast to breadcrumb mixture, pressing the crumbs into both sides. Repeat for each breast. Set aside breaded chicken breasts for about 15 minutes.
- Heat 1 cup olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Cook chicken until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. The chicken will finish cooking in the oven.
- Place chicken in a baking dish and top each breast with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Layer each chicken breast with equal amounts of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and provolone cheese. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on top and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
- Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is browned and bubbly, and chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees.
While this isn’t the healthiest meal it could be worse. The frying would be the least healthy part of the process. The calories came out to a little over 700 which isn’t bad. Eating this and only this will result in a decrease in many things but one that sticks out is iron. This meal has little iron and would result in weaker bones. The amount of cards is only about 80 grams which would make a person have much less energy. Somebody who only ate this wouldn’t be able to do much. The food I would have used would not have been locally grown. The tomatoes came from California. So they didn’t travel too far but they did travel. The meal cost under 30 dollars which is more than fast food but also much better for you than fast food. Growing my own tomatoes would have made the cost go down as well as the reifications on the environment.
This unit has taught me a lot. The obesity part of the unit taught me the most. Like most Americans I assumed that obesity only lead to heart disease and diabetes. To find out it also causes stroke and depression was eye opening. The study where Australians were put onto the western diet and got many diseases, was the most revealing. It really showed how great out choice in food can affect us and those around us.
As a teenager I can actively choose what to it. A child is at the whim of what their parents want to eat. Now I can help decide what my family eats. I am able to make my family healthier by asking for better foods. This change would give my family more energy and help us to make better choices all around. My family has tried to make these changes. every time we do we all feel better until we slip again. This often happens after about two months. We all exercise and eat right but then a holiday roles around and we all slip back into old habits. It is easier for the youth of my house to make these changes as we all can play sports at our respective schools. My parents have a harder time but support us in our choices.
In this unit I've learned that most of the food isn't as healthy for us as we think it is. I personally see that the biggest problems with our food system is that the labeling on food doesn't provide everything that we need to know. The labels lack information for the people buying the food. Some changes that I would make to my food choices is being aware of the labeling on my food and reading what exactly is in my food. The impact of these changes would be changing my whole food system around. Yes, I am willing to make these changes.
Cod Fish Salad Recipe
1 16.oz bag of boneless cod fish (buena ventura)
1/4 cup of corn oil
Take a medium sized pot and fill it half way with water.
Place the cod fish in the pot and leave it in until the water starts boiling.
Once the water is boiled drain the water from the pot.
Repeat this process two more times.
Once you have done this process three times start cutting the avocado, tomato, and onion into small cubes.
After this process, rinse your hands and with your hands start breaking the cod fish into small pieces.
Finally, you can take a bowl and place everything in there and just mix it up. Don't forget to add the 1/4 cup of oil to add a final taste.
The ingredients were originated in Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, South Asia, North America, and Canada.
Everything I purchased came to a total of $10. This dish is meant to serve multiple people.
I like to call my dish the cousin of a Baklava; Honey cake
Ethnic name is: Shendetli
3 cups of flower
1 cup of sugar
2-3 table spoons of honey
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1-2 cups of chopped walnuts
1 cup of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of water
Mix the eggs, sugar and honey in a bowl then mix flower and baking soda in another bowl and add it to the initial mix. Afterwards add the chopped walnuts. Then you mix everything together and then you grease the pan with butter and then pour the batter in the pan. Next, bake the outcome for 25-30 minutes in 350 degrees F. After you bake it, you let the entire thing cool down to cut it in pieces. In another pan you prepare syrup--- for the syrup you use three cups of water and 2 and 1/2 cups of sugar- heat it up and then you have to wait until the syrup cools down a bit so that its goes down to medium temp and then you pour the syrup over the honey cake.
Because the sugar, vanilla extract, butter and baking soda is process it leaves the flower, water and walnuts to be the ingredients to appear less processed. In that light I believe that 90% of my ingredients are processed.
Honey cake is popular in Albania and Mediterranean countries.
One piece of the cake is a lot of calories as it contains a lot of processed materials with much sugar. Although the cake does not have many ingredients that are unpronounceable, it could negatively impact blood pressure. Clearly one should not eat this and only this or they would lack in a great deal amount of nutrition as this food consists of a lot of sugar.
Due to the inorganic circumstances, one can inference that the higher food companies are responsible for the fact that this food is 90% unhealthy as it is processed. If the flower, butter, vanilla extract and baking soda was organic, I think that the percentage of this food being healthy would be significantly greater.
The things used to make this dessert average to a total cost of 15-20 dollars.
I made two food rules that describe two different aspects of one component. So, where I come from in Europe, we don't respect food that is processed or labeled with ingredients that the average person could not fathom. So I basically made an anti-processed food slide and another one that basically tells average people to eat food containing readable ingredients.
I have gained a lot of insight about how little things impact the food system as a whole. I personally feel as though our food systems are a microcosm of the world. Much of the world doesn't even have food and to think that there are problems within the food systems that we do have, is warped. Really, the reason why there is not enough food for everyone in the world is because of the bigger food industries, more concerned about money than the common good. As this unit taught me about little things such as raising awareness to people about what they eat has shown to prove that the food systems in this world have a lot to work on. For instance, now some supermarkets label food as organic, inorganic, genetically modified through colors. This is a huge deal when putting these little details into the greater picture. As these labels concern the majority of people's healths it concerns a countries health. So really these labels are a step to progress the food systems that are corrupted by these rich companies that promote junk or unhealthy food. This only comes to show that when there are systems that stand for good and truth, there will always be resistance. As a citizen and a humanitarian I will always stand for the truth and good of what food is and I always try to eat healthier that when is put in front of me.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
I’ve been eating this dish since grade school and my mother would make it for the other parents on the track team, during the track meets, so it kind of brought back a memory. Since I got the recipe from my mother, and she normally doesn’t measure when she cooks, the serving sizes aren’t accurate. So I decided to use another recipe that I found online that provided the nutritional facts needed. The dip itself is healthy before a serving or 2. Based on the way that I eat, and the amount of serving sizes I eat at a time is what isn’t healthy about the dip.
Serving Size 1 serving (30 g)
% Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g
Saturated Fat 2.0g
Vitamin A 4% ·
Calcium 6% ·
(Talk about how you had to use a slightly different recipe for the nutritional facts + CITE)
-The meal is mainly all processed. The main processed ingredients would be the half of a pound of Tyson chicken breast that I used. The celery wasn’t organic either, so I would imagine that it was processed as well because chemicals were most likely added to help it grow.
- All together this meal is approximately $8 but can feed 8-10 people, at least. The prices can fluctuate based on the brand of product that you choose to use. This can build controversy amongst some vegan, and vegetarians dieters because of the chicken I used in the dip. Celery, I imagine, is perfect find in any family’s food group.
-The chicken from the product was produced and process at Tyson Farm Food Incorporation. The chickens aren’t treated as well as they should be.
(I used my mother’s recipe that she made up herself, so know serving sizes and amounts aren’t as accurate as it could be, but I found some sources that can be of assistances, and that are similar to the dish I prepared.
Ingredients: Recipe: 1 cups of chopped celery, 1/2 cup of blue cheese 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce, 1/2 lbs of chicken breast.
Heat the oven to approximately 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cook, and chop the chicken breast, and spread the around in the baking bowl. Add/ pour the celery following, then pour in the blue cheese dressing, and buffalo sauce. Stir, and mix until chicken is an orange color then place into the oven and let the food bake for 20minutes. Monitor it may or may not take that long.
I choose to cook this dish because it’s not a big, but it’s one of my favorite appetizers to eat around family and friends. It’s not really symbolic not does it really have a history behind it besides the fact that my family has the same craving for it when the holidays come around as we impatiently wait for the food to finish being prepared.
I learned a lot this unit. I learned that most of our food problems are because of the government, and the way that they process, and domesticate their animals is a lot different onto our liking. We only knew what they decided to tell us, so after watching that movie about how some meat companies handle their food my views on meat have changed. I'm not sure what my role in the normal food system role is, but I do feel like our largest problem is that we don't sometimes know what we're eating. If I could, I'd choose to stop putting steroids in chickens in other meat. Making a change, I wouldn't stop eating meat today because it's been in my diet my whole life, and I need meat in my diet.
1 1/2 pounds of medium sized, cleaned, deshelled, and deveined shrimp
2 1/2 table spoons of chopped garlic
1 and 1/2 boxes of wheat spaghetti
A couple large sprigs of parsley, chopped
half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of black pepper
One table spoon of lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
Start to boil water in a deep pot and add salt to the water
Heat olive oil, parsley, and garlic in a medium size sauté pan
Add wheat pasta when water is boiling and bring to a boil again while stirring occasionally
Add shrimp when chopped garlic is almost completely browned
Flip shrimp occasionally so both sides are golden brown and deep pink
Strain the spaghetti and then mix shrimp and the spaghetti back in to the deep pot and add pepper and parmesan cheese
Serve to your friends or eat the entire pot by yourself if you have no friends. However, I assure you you will be beating off random people when the scent of golden garlic and tangy shrimp cascades from your kitchen.
1. I'd say about 90% processed. In reality, the only thing that I actually produce myself is the parsley.
2. Nutritional info (total)-
Calories-1392(pasta)+600 in oil+130(shrimp)+200 from parmesan cheese+ a negligible amount in the remaining ingredients.
Total fat- 81 grams (72 in olive oil)
Your body would not respond to this diet well even though it has pretty simple ingredients and a good nutritional makeup. Too much fat is not good for anyone, but at least it's a good fat from olive oil.
The food that has traveled the farthest is the pasta- all the way from Foggia Italy.
Cost- about $1.75 a person
I'll compare the parsly I grew to dried parsly flakes for the social ramifications topic.
It's easy to grow the parsly. It just takes planting and watering, and it's basically good to go. All you need to do next is cut it up. To manufacture parsly, that same process if followed. After it is grown it has to be dried and put in a bottle, labeled, packaged, shipped, stocked, resold, and then eaten. A much longer process for some parsly.
I'm in the beginning stages of a food strike! I am starting to question everything that I eat but I still haven't actually changed my eating habits that much.
The biggest problem in this food system that I know of is that nobody actually knows where their food comes from. They just see it appear in front of them and consume it. It makes it easy for anything to happen to your food along the way- as long as it looks good it's edible.
I took a lot from Food inc. It really only needed a few seconds to make you think for days. Every time you pick up a piece of meat to eat you think, even for a split second, where that meat came from and you hesitate. You still eat it though. You went through the trouble of going to the store, buying it, preparing it for your family, and lifting it to your mouth, you're not about to turn around on all that work just because of a short video you saw.
My role in the food system has changed. Instead of a consumer, I feel more like a mini producer. I make a few of my meals out of whole ingredients instead of microwave packages, but I still microwave almost everything
Why use insecurity in advertising?
The fundamental goal of advertising is to get you to buy or do something. That goal doesn’t need to achieved by creating a sense of insecurity. For example, in an advertisement from “Old Spice,” a mother follows around her son with his lady friend trying not to be seen. She sings a song about how he’s growing up so fast, how he’s being treated like a man and now thanks to Old Spice, he smells like a man. What this advertisement implies is that with Old Spice, women are not only attracted to you but also respect you.
Another example of an advertisement which does not attempt to make the viewer feel insecurity about his or her self is one by the U.S. Navy. In this commercial, they inform the viewer of how powerful the “call to serve” is and how it is a force of good in this world. It inspires one to join the Navy to become a better person. It does not use techniques such as the archetypal before-and-after comparison advertisements to badger the audience for not being good.
This method of before-and-after comparison is most common to insecurity-based advertisements. Why use insecurity in advertising? Well, the answer is that it’s very easy to instill self-doubt in the viewer.
It’s easier to destroy than to create.
Advertisements which deliberately attempt to make the viewer insecure are much more common than those which use different techniques (such as the aforementioned Old Spice and Navy commercials). This is because it is easier to make someone feel bad rather than good.
For example, in a short article by Mark VandeWettering, he explains how a beautiful monument made of paper cranes dedicated to a girl who died of leukemia was easily burned down by some “yutz.” Making something is hard work, and destroying it is easy.
A survey conducted by the University of Central Florida revealed that 95% of male college students had some sort of dissatisfaction with their body, some claiming advertisements they saw a more ideal body image which made them consider their own stature.
Advertisements such as those by Axe are directed at males’ view of their sex appeal. In one of their commercials, two men and a woman are in an alley. One man looks very handsome on a motorcycle and is obviously the woman’s boyfriend, and the other man is homeless searching through a shopping cart. He sees the woman walking towards the first man and applies Axe deodorant. The woman smells, and approaches him, and sniffs him all over. She eventually returns to her boyfriend and winks at the homeless man. This advertisement is an example of those which cause people to be insecure about their body image.
A 2008 study conducted by Dove Self-Esteem Fund showed that 62% of girls aged eight to eighteen felt dissatisfied with themselves, and 71% of those girls felt that way because they believed that they were not as pretty as they should be.
However, probably the most notorious in the field of insecurity-inducing-advertisements is before-and-after cosmetics commercials. These types of ads show a female looking wrinkled, dirty, and unappealing in one frame labeled “before.” In the next, labeled “after,” is her looking attractive without any sort of blemish. This type of advertisement has caused females to feel insecurity about their own body image and purchase more in the hope of being pretty.
Defense against the “dark arts.”Since people will not stop making advertisements that make others feel insecure, it’s important to have a self-defense against those. An article by lifehacker.com demonstrates several methods you can use as a consumer to remain unaffected by marketers’ schemes. “Don’t forget to think” is the first method: there are people everywhere who want to make money off you. Consider your purchases and if what was portrayed in the commercial will actually play out for you. The second method is “be wary of your emotional responses.” Remember that advertisers are out to get you and have developed devious, subtle tricks to get under your skin. Just notice if you feel affected by an advertisement. The third method is “watch out for products indirectly targeted at you.” Even if you think the ad isn’t aimed at you, it can still affect you. Like in the example given on the website cited, an ad targeting dogs based of off human tendencies can still affect you. The fourth and final method is simplest: avoid advertisements altogether. If you often watch television this proves a bit difficult, but just take a short break whenever the ads come on. Pay no mind to billboards in public, and use Adblock when online. You are free of the insecurities induced by corporate giants.