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Food Regulation

Research Question: Should the government limit the sale of sugary drinks?

This topic will explore the different arguments for and against government regulation of the sale of sugary drinks. You will explore the different standpoints of scientists, politicians, and the general public.

Step 1: Locate and read two background articles 

Access the following CQ Researcher article by following the path provided:

"Sugar Controversies"

  • UA Library Homepage> Search & Find > Articles & Databases
  • Find Databases by TITLE > C
  • Scroll down the page and click the link CQ Researcher Plus Archive
  • Browse Reports > by Issue Tracker > Sugar Industry > “Sugar Controversies” (Nov. 30, 2012)
  • Read the article.

Access and read the following article provided by the USDA

"Profiling Food Consumption in America"

Step 2: Analyze Articles: 

Print the Article Analysis form. You will complete this as you read the following articles:

Access Academic Search Complete:
Go to the UA Library homepage at Click Search & Find > Articles & Databases > Academic Search Complete

Article 1

  • In the keyword search box type in "regulation of sugar-sweetened beverages" and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled "Regulation Of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages." New England Journal Of Medicine 367.15 (2012): 1464-1466.
  • Click the link Get Full Text or Document Delivery to read the full article

Article 2

  • In Academic Search Complete, click Clear to begin a new search.
  • In the keyword search box type in "public health: the toxic truth about sugar" and click Search.
  • Find the record for the article titled "Public Health: The Toxic Truth About Sugar." Nature 482.7383 (2012): 27-29.
  • Click PDF Full Text to read the full article.

Step 3: Select and evaluate websites

These tutorials will help you identify a set of criteria for assessing a web source’s credibility.

Step 4: Search for more articles

Step 5: Use specialized databases and locate articles when you have a citation

Step 6: Cite your sources

Citation Guide



Last modified: September 30, 2014