Analysis Of The Article 'Our National Eating Disorder'

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The article entitled “Our National Eating Disorder,” published in the New York Times on October 17, 2004, and written by Michael Pollan, encompasses information on the idea that Americans are “unhealthy people obsessed by the idea of eating right” (Pollan). Pollan gives a brief description of some of America’s dietary fads which have been around since the early 20th Century and wonders if some day in the future people will laugh at the idea that there was once a diet that feared bread in essence, referring to the recent “Atkins” diet. He states that no matter what the fad, “America’s food industry [is] more than happy to get behind any new diet as long as it doesn’t actually involve eating less food” (Pollan) and that food marketing takes advantage

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