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Which arguments are the most compelling for and against GE & why?: Whats cool about GE food is that our body breaks down GE food the same as non GE food.  Ge food is really really great for us.  They also help the environment and conserve the environment.  The don’t hurt us or the environment, just the opposite.  I LOVE IT!

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https://foodbabe.com/2017/04/20/the-worst-ingredient-in-starbucks-unicorn-frappuccino-why-you-shouldnt-drink-it/

This is a post from food babe.  Food babe is not being 100% with us and here is why!! She may sound like she has all the facts, but in the article above, she explains the worst thing in the Starbucks unicorn frap.  The only thing that she really goes on about is how bad all the sugar is, when when you look its about 70 something grams of sugar.  You may be asking why am I acting like its not a huge amount, but whats the difference between this and the other drinks at Starbucks.  A normal latte has about the same if not more amount of sugar, so why is she freaking out so much?  I don’t know…

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summarize and relate to climate change and food safety:  Climate change is when weather throughout the atmosphere changes in a dramatic way.  For example, our planet is slowly getting warmer from pollution and greenhouse gases.  Soon, the Arctic is going to be so warm it is all going to melt and a lot of the surface of the earth now will soon be under water.  Its really scary when you think of it.  It is important to food safety because polar bears are dying so what eats them is going to have a larger population, and the entire food chain will get mixed up.  Not just from polar bears but even more creatures.

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Explain how eating less meat could contribute to your health, the health of the planet, and food security. : Lets be real, I love meat, but the earth and myself could be a little bit healthier without it.  Im not saying that going vegetarian will make you healthier, but if you were to have one day without eating meat, that could produce less greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  Also, if we eat meat, we are harming more and more precious animals! Also, if we are feeding them bad things, then we eat the animal, that is not good for our health!  That is why eating less meat contributes to our health, and many other things.

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Describe the pros and cons of using “food miles” as a guide for what you eat.: Its bad because it releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, but its good because we think its is delicious, and it is from very exotic places.

How can you decrease the carbon footprint of the food you eat?: I could eat local instead of looking for food from all over the world.  Its better too!

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Do you like “my plate” compared to other nutrition guides?: “My plate” is very helpful telling us what we need, but it is not very descriptive.  It does tell me what I need in my body to survive and live a happy life, but just saying “protein” is not very helpful.  Like what exactly should I be eating that has protein.  Some go deeper and say what types of foods would be good and that helps too.  Other nutrition guides work too.  All of them just give you a general idea.  

How would I improve it?:  I kind of said it above, but I would get more descriptive with what exactly I should be eating.

What would I change?: I would change it saying “dairy” because thats not all you need.  You don’t only have to get dairy from milk you can get it from anything so thats not all that has to be in that cup.

Can it help you maintain a healthy diet?: Generally yes, because it gives you the key parts to what you need to maintain one, so yes I think it does.

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Differentiate the terms malnutrition and undernourishment:  Malnutrition is when you don’t have enough nutrients, and undernourishment is when you don’t have “enough” calories so you need to eat more i.e. you’re not eating enough.

Describe what makes food processed, and what foods do I eat that are processed:  Processed foods are usually not good for us because they are not natural.  Usually snack foods are mostly processed, and microwaveable. A lot of canned foods are processed because they are made in a factory.

Describe the distribution of macronutrient in the human body and in some typical foods: Many, many foods that we eat have macronutrients in them.  That means that when we eat them, our body absorbs them.  Macronutrients contain fat which we need in our body to make cell walls and other walls in our body.

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Explain the difference in macro’s and micros in terms of body usage and daily amount: Macronutrients supply us with energy or calories.  They are very important to have in our body because they help us grow and develop.  Its in healthy bars, or even raw vegetable and we eat, well I eat those a lot every day.  We do not need micronutrients as much, but they are equally important.  What I mean is that we do not need to eat as much as the other.  They are literally important to make our body function, and make sure our energy levels maintain.  

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Why are vitamins essential for human health?: Vitamins have always been very essential for our health.  It helps our bones, heal wounds and boost our immune system.  It also converts food into energy, and that is very important for us.  

What makes vitamins different than minerals?:  They both are actually very similar in many ways, but we are looking at how they are different.  Vitamins are organic and essential to our body, and minerals are inorganic .  So minerals make their way to your body a lot easier than vitamins, thats why there are many gummies and other type of things for them.

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What are essential amino acids? What does essential mean for the diet?:  Amino Acids do not come from the body.  Well they do, but they are not made in the body, you have to digest it, so it comes from food.  They are essential to the body… ESSENTIAL amino acids…duh.  We need them so they can build proteins that we need, like certain foods for example eggs!

What is protein complementarity and how do you prefer to get your protein complementarity?: Its when you combine two or more foods with incomplete proteins which makes a complementarity protein.  You can get it through eggs, nuts, and other grains.