Brandon Skaggs Lifetime Wellness Louisa DeBolt 9 September 2010 Fast Food Nation starts out with an almost eerie foreshadowing of the possible demise of American society. Schlosser gets the reader thinking when he states, “should Armageddon come...laying waste to the whole continent... future archeologist may find other clues to the nature of our civilization – Big King wrappers, hardened crusts of cheesy bread, barbeque wing bones, and the red, white, and blue of a Domino's pizza box” (2). Schlosser goes on to tell about how fast food is now permanently ingrained into America's popular culture. He talks about how a process that was once strange and foreign to Americans is now more common than almost any other aspect of an average American's life. Schlosser shows the effects of the fast food revolution on the American economy when he states, “The McDonald's Corporation has become a powerful symbol of America's service economy, which is now responsible for 90 percent of the country's new jobs” (4).
“Nearly everything about the way we make food today – from how we use land and manage animals to the ways we process and distribute our finished products – has presented our adaptive and entrepreneurial microrivals with a steady progression of opportunities”. (Roberts, p.179) In the film “Food Inc” A mother loses her young son to E-coli poisoning from eating a burger, a family vacation turned to tragedy. One life is already precious, imagine hundreds, thousands, millions. This chapter goes on to discuss possible solutions to our food system crisis. Many would argue that the current food system is aimed at feeding the world.
In Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, explores the pros and cons of eating meat, and one example of this is whether or not we should serve turkey on Thanksgiving. Foer feels that we take advantage of thanksgiving, and that we use that as an excuse to kill another turkey. He feels as though we could do thanksgiving without turkey, and it wouldn’t be any different. I on the other hand argue that there are many reasons we should eat turkey on Thanksgiving. One of the reasons we should serve turkey is because a lot of turkey is made every thanksgiving and letting it go to waste would be a sin itself.
When I headed to the meat department, I’ve notice that a worker was restocking on meats and I took the opportunity to ask him how much it would cost them to put these items on the shelf while holding up my “Thirsty” paper towels and store brand ketchup. The worker gave me a strange look and asked “why are you asking this?” I told the worker that my family was planning to operate their own grocery market and wanted to learn some information as to how Safeway operates their market. The worker ignored me and went up to a nearby customer and asked him if he needed any help, the response was a simple “no thanks.” I knew that the worker was trying to avoid me so I stayed close and when he finally looked at me, he gave me the answer of “I’m not sure I have to ask me boss about that.” I did not get the answer that I wanted but I did pay for two cheap items that would have normally cost me around
Exploring new ways of shopping can be scary because it is breaking away from old habits and subjecting one’s self to change. Instead of buying meat from the local stores, when the meat comes from plants that feed the live stock corn, research the local area for small farmers who sell whole chickens, pigs, cows, goats and so on. When reaching out to these farmers do not be shy and directly ask, “Are you feeding your live stock industrial corn feed?” This might take a few times but eventually one famer will respond with, “No, I feed my live stock their natural food sources such as Alfa, for the cows.” This is a good sign that when buying from this famer an element of hidden corn will be eliminated from the diet. Every state has gun laws and hunting laws. Find out what these laws are and take action by hunting wild game and using the meat of animals who only serve off the land and surroundings, such wild game like, deer, elk, fish, duck, turkey and geese.
The English believed that the Native Americans were not making the land yield enough fruit and this perceived shortcoming caused the natives to forfeit their right to the land. From this mindset the English decided that they would not make slaves of the Indians but give the Native Americans an “opportunity to work, to pay taxes to the commonweal, to become Christian, and to learn how to make the land more productive-so that they would ultimately be better off than they were before (p. 36).” Despite the “Christian- sentiments” of the colonists, cruelty in colonial America raged. After failing to cultivate the land properly, the English colonists were desperate for food. Although they could have traded with the natives for food, “President” John Smith decided that the colonists would go into the native villages and take the
Other such businesses are J. C. Whitney Auto Parts and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Unlike other chain auto parts stores such as Auto Zone, J. C. Whitney focused on hard to find or discontinued parts. Their clientele consists mostly of auto restorers, and those who hate to part with their “old Betsy” and continue to repair it rather than buy a new vehicle. One example is being able to find a headlight for a 1937 Ford if you need it. Kentucky Fried Chicken started much like the Urban Outfitters.
Is Hunting Ethical and Moral Is hunting ethical and moral, or is it cruel and unnecessary? Hunting has been a way of life and a part of human survival for many thousands of years. As time passes and ways of life change, so does the ethicality of hunting. Our culture and society has changed in just the last hundred years. Instead of relying on the land to supply food for us, people can go to their local grocery store and buy pre packaged, ready to cook meat.
After the ten year termination, the exclusion act was reenacted without a terminal date. Along with the new immigration law came rebellion; foreigners neglected the law and crossed the border. With time immigration had such a major increase that the government had to enforce the law by protecting its border. To protect its border the government built a fence, a fence that was not able to control immigrants from bringing their families to the land of opportunity. Families fled from their country to the United States in order for their children to have a brighter future in the land of opportunities.
To answer, one should ask where was the product produced? China, Philippians, or USA? Nike has created a brand with their tennis shoes, but the idea was produced in America, but the product is made in the Philippines. Is Nike American or Philippians? Most consumers are ignorant and do not know a lot of the history or the origin behind the products they, so they make judgments based on the information they have.