Site Name: Center for Science in the Public Interest URL: www.cspinet.orgLinks to an external site. Background Information The Center for Science in the

Site Name: Center for Science in the Public Interest

URL: www.cspinet.orgLinks to an external site.

Background Information

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply. CSPI seeks to promote health through educating the public about nutrition and alcohol; it represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies, and it works to ensure that advances in science are used for the public’s good. It has been very active in targeting the restaurant industry with their public interest issues.

Instructions

  1. Choose a topic posted in the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) website by following these instructions.
    • Click on Center for Science in the Public Interest url provided above.
    • Click on Resource Library located at the top of the page.
    • On the left side of the page, you will see the Resource Library Browse By topic options.
    • Click on any boxes to access specific restaurant topic articles; for example, FDA, food safety, food labeling, restaurant food, healthy or fast foods.
    • When the list of articles appear, choose a current or previous article by clicking on the article title and then the Download button.
  2. Read the selected article, write a one-paragraph summary of the article as your introduction, and answer the following questions.
    • 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? The suggested length is one to one and a half pages, double-spaced, 12-point text.
    • Do you believe the issues raised by CSPI are justified? Should the restaurant industry change, or should CSPI just mind its own business? Why or why not? The suggested length is one to one and a half pages, double-spaced, 12-point text.
    • Make sure that your case study includes a cover page (please include the name of the article you chose), the two to four pages total which answer both items above, as well as APA source citations (in-text and on a separate reference page, which includes the source of the chosen article).

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