Fishbowl Food

We are going to do a fishbowl about FOOD.
Here are our fishbowl rules.
The fishbowl will revolve around your questions plus some of the following questions:
  • Is it ethical to eat meat?

  • How has industrial farming affected modern life?

  • What's the impact of meat on the environment?

  • What should the government do about the obesity epidemic?

  • Explain why there are more overweight than underweight humans for the 1st time ever.

  • Should we have higher food safety standards in the US?

  • What should we do about hunger and starvation?

Now get to work, researching.

Post any charts, questions, answers, facts, links, embedded cartoons, video, pictures, charts, graphs, posts, data, information, ideas in the chart below prior to our fishbowl. The more illuminating, thorough, empathetic, thoughtful, informative the post, the better our fishbowl and the better your grade.

Class PeriodNamePost about foodQuestion you have about food
Sample Mr. ExampleFoodIs meat really that bad for the environment?
Sample Ms. SampleFood StampsIs Congress really about to cut food stamps for 3.8 million Americans?
Sample Dr. SampleObesity in the USAWhy is the US the second most obese country in the world?
Sample Mr. PlayahThe MeatrixWhy does the US government allow factory farming in the US?
SampleMr. JassUS to Outlaw Trans fats Why did it take so long to outlaw food that has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths?
SampleHughHere's a pro/con vegetarian pageHow does the fact that the average American eats over 200 pounds of meat a year affect our health, the environment, animal health, and workers rights?
SampleBilly BobFood Inc.
Here's the Food Inc. Discussion Guide
Here's ten things you can do to change the food system
Is there anything we can do to improveFishbowl Food - Creative Classrooms our food system?
Civics 9:05T dawg interesting facts.
Copy paste link:)

Civics 11:20Seoyoung

An interesting take on food.
What gives the corporate companiesFishbowl Food - Creative Classrooms the right prohibit the entrance of their facilities?
Cailin Kluttz Food - Creative ClassroomsWhy is is that, even with increasing knowledge about what actually happens in the food industry, people are still willing to buy it?
Ballard is it the healthier the food the more expensive it is?
Civics 11:20Alex Bone'y
Ammonium hydroxide - commonly sold as window cleaner, floor cleanerFishbowl Food - Creative Classrooms, wood polish, and a source of food (slime)
Why hasn’t there been a more comprehensive safety testing of the use of ammonium hydroxide by the FDA in the use of food when it has been stated to cause serious risks to a person’s health?
Claire Howes can we raise awareness about obesity in our country so that more people will buy organic foodsFishbowl Food - Creative Classrooms leading to their price decreasing which would make them more accessible?
Civics 10:15Savannah Willisfast food factsWhy are so many extra ingredients added and why is the meat made from so many different animals?
Ztirf Eagleton scary facts about Genetically Modified food.
Civics 9:05Richard Quieteer SchneiderFishbowl Food - Creative Classroomschild obesity. I've probably lost all confidence in the food industry in America. Children should never be obese. Really nobody should be obese. It's ridiculous.
Civics- 11:20Catherine GrimleyFishbowl Food - Creative ClassroomsWhy do larger companies spend so much money making different brands instead of spending more money improving a lesser number of brands.
Civics 10:15-11:15Ray YangBLARCHThe food that we consume as average americans, and the average amounts of calories that they contain.
Civics 10:15Annie EwellLALALALALALALALLALAThis is the reality that we face. We aren't very healthy. We could do a LOT better.
fast food

Nicoletta BaffoFood Security in America

Fishbowl Food - Creative ClassroomsIf companies such as Kashi and Snappea Crisps are attempting to be healthy, then why are they using gentically modified food in their products? Also, how is this going to effect us as humans?
Civis 9:05Chloe DaCosta

Civics 11:20Kaylin Thistle

Katie DavisInteresting Stats About Nutrition in the US

Big Food Companies in Disguise

Mckelvey does Canada and the US not require labeling for genetically engineered foods?
Civics 9:05Ally-AllyKings of Fast Food

11:20James T

Kennady Brim

Civics 11:20Seoyoung

Dayna Hagstedt


Ray Hawkins is just wonderful. Did you know GMO's are totally safe? ;)Question (unrelated to the link): Would it actually be illegal for someone to save seeds from a their home garden, or does that law only apply to large-scale farmers?
Civics 10:15Tegdirb
Fishbowl Food - Creative ClassroomsWhat are the benefits of free-range farming vs. factory farming?

Bryn Cowan

11:20MacKenzie Quattlebaum

Eating Well While Eating Out
KidsHealth>Teens>Food & Fitness>Nutrition Basics> Eating Well While Eating Out

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Why Does it Matter?

It's easy to be tempted when you eat out — especially if everyone around you is chowing down on unhealthy options. But eating too much fast food or always choosing high-fat, high-calorie menu items can drag a person's body down. The most obvious problem is weight gain. But because the food we eat affects how our bodies function, eating the right (or wrong) foods can influence any number of things:
Which of these best describes how you feel when you make healthy food choices?
Energetic and strongSatisfied and nourishedGood about myself and my choiceDeprived
  • mental functioning
  • emotional well-being
  • energy
  • strength
  • weight
  • future health

Eating on the Go

It's easier than you think to make good choices at a fast-food restaurant, the mall, or even the school cafeteria. Most cafeterias and fast-food places offer healthy choices that are also tasty, like grilled chicken or salads. Be mindful of portion sizes and high fat add-ons, like dressings, sauces or cheese.Here are some pointers to remember that can help you make wise choices when eating out:
  • Go for balance.Choose meals that contain a balance of lean proteins (like fish, chicken, or beans if you're a vegetarian), fruits and vegetables (fries and potato chips don't qualify as veggies!), and whole grains (like whole-wheat bread and brown rice). That's why a turkey sandwich on whole wheat with lettuce and tomato is a better choice than a cheeseburger on a white bun.
  • Watch portion sizes.The portion sizes of American foods have increased over the past few decades so that we are now eating way more than we need. The average size of a hamburger in the 1950s was just 1.5 ounces, compared with today's hamburgers, which weigh in at 8 ounces or more.
  • Drink water or low-fat milk.Regular sodas, juices, and energy drinks usually contain "empty" calories that you don't need — not to mention other stuff, like caffeine.

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Civics 10:152 chainzz

Our country uses sugar in everything, making almost all of our foods unnatural.
How is our country so obsessed with food? What made us come to this point?
Garret McNally is Amurica eating these foods if we know they are bad for us????? Really?
Civics 9:05Katherine Murdoch Gluten free a trend? How do companies capitalize on Gluten free consumers?
Dominick Boyle do families care more about organic products now rather than 5, 10, or even 50 years ago?
Katie Hemphill are fast food restaurants making even BIGGER portions of food when they are already making enough money?
Maddie Newlin

Aidan McManisFishbowl Food - Creative Classrooms

Junk Food Facts

USDA Slaughter Summary for 2013
If people knew what had to happen for that burger to get on their plate, would they still eat it?
Civics 9:05Susan

The Story of Stuff! We the consumers see the "Golden Arrow" and usually nothing else. This applies to all products we see and or buy.

Civics: 9:05Jason Lewis High Fructose Corn Syrup

Bex NelsonWonderbread! Is it really wonderful?
Why are whole foods more expensive than processed?
Processed foods are killingpeople

Hope ClaytonMeat Graph

Daniel Krusch, The world according to Monsanto.

Amy Kim reminded me that lazy people like me, who doesn't think about what they are eating, choose to be fat and not healthy. I thought that we don't have to complain about our fatness, because it was the choice that we made and it was to be fat. We should think more about what we are eating.
Civics 10:15Sarah Bryant10 fast food!0 fast foodies

Doc Mil's favorite classLiam Lacy BurkePrice of Meats

9:05 CivicsCailin Kluttz
Warning: there's some strong language, and the video is somewhat disturbing. (It's kind of like all the violent parts of Food Inc. combined into one short clip)
I know that I already posted something, but this came up on my Facebook the other day and I thought it was relevant- it's about animal abuse at a factory farm, documented by an undercover PETA agent.

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