Case study for Center for Science in the Public Interest
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Question #1. Discuss how the article you read might impact the restaurant industry. Do you think this article will persuade the restaurant industry to change? Why or why not?
I had read the article “Antibiotic Resistance”. The article tells: “When antibiotics are routinely given to animals to speed up their growth, there are many ways for the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that survive to spread through the environment and end up in humans.” CSPI recommends buying meat or poultry that comes from animals that were never given antibiotics. It gives the list of supermarkets and restaurants that were never treated with antibiotics like Chipotle Mexican Grill or restaurants that use or sell meat from animals that were treated with antibiotics only if they were sick (Burger King, In-N-Out Burger, Panera).
Defiantly, this type of information can make an affect on the restaurant industry, especially on those restaurants which names were mention. However, It could be positive impacts for restaurants that don’t use antibiotic meat .I think it is fair enough. I don’t think that this article directed to persuade the restaurant to change; it is more focus to encourage people to watch out what they buy to eat and where they should look out to avoid bad experience if they care about health. The article stands that higher authorities should prohibited raising animals with antibiotics. The QSR restaurants will always try to buy cheaper meat, because of their concept. But people always have a choice where to eat and what to eat. As far as it is legal, the restaurant industry would take advantage of it. CSPI understands it, that’s why it focuses more on customers to change either then restaurants. In the words of Juliet Schor, “In contemporary American culture, consuming...