First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Francis RossiFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Ignani, Professor McLaughlin

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Main Research Question: What impact does consumer marketing of the food industry have on the United States population?

Argument: Food companies have created a market filled with deception and tricks to hide the unhealthy effects of the food being consumed to earn more money. Using psychological mechanisms such as color use and branding towards children has created an obesity epidemic that has trumped government regulation and continues to kill millions of people every year. Furthermore, these companies target lower socioeconomic groups, influencing them to eat unhealthy foods.

College and Major available

Computer Science & Engineering

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300, Professor McLaughlin, Professor Ignani

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:30 PM

Students' Information

Connor Rossi, Computer Science Major, Mathmatics, Music Performance, Honors Minor, 2022

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 1:30 PM

The Impact of the Food Marketing Industry

Digital Commons

Main Research Question: What impact does consumer marketing of the food industry have on the United States population?

Argument: Food companies have created a market filled with deception and tricks to hide the unhealthy effects of the food being consumed to earn more money. Using psychological mechanisms such as color use and branding towards children has created an obesity epidemic that has trumped government regulation and continues to kill millions of people every year. Furthermore, these companies target lower socioeconomic groups, influencing them to eat unhealthy foods.