I believe that we are taking it too far by blaming fast food restaurants for obesity and that it is an individual’s responsibility to take the blame. The first fast food restaurants developed in America in the 1920’s and the United States has grown to have the largest fast food industry in the world. Currently one third of American children are obese or at risk of becoming obese and 67% of Americans are obese. McDonald’s was invented in the 1940’s and has since acquired millions of lawsuits for their extremely unhealthy food. Burger King soon followed in the 50’s and has also received its fair share of lawsuits.
America needs to stop advertising such unhealthy eating. How often do you hear of a ninety-nine cent special on a salad? Americans like there food fast and don't care to realize the effects that fast foods have on there bodies. Since, the media has such a strong influence on Americans. I believe that if healthy food is more advertised it will be eaten more.
Critical Analysis of Super Size Me McDonald’s feeds more people each day than the entire population of Spain. It is facts such as these that inspired independent filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to investigate deeply into the full effects of America's favorite fast food joint. However, Spurlock chose not to take the typical approach. Instead, he chose to launch a thirty day trial diet called the "McDiet." Over the course of a month, Spurlock commited himself to a diet consisting purely of McDonalds menu items.
In the article “Don't Blame the Eater” the author David Zinczenko blames the fast food industries by accusing that the fast food centers are the one causing obesity in small and young children's. He claims that the fast food industries aren't providing any kind of warnings because of which children's are consuming excessive fats and gaining weight day by day and resulting into this disease called “overweight”. In my opinion, however it isn't the fast food industries that makes a person fat, it is just a genuine
If the blame is to be pointed at someone it would have to be the consumer. One reason is that people are not forced to eat these foods. They do not point a gun to our head and demand we eat a half pound burger, a bucket of fries, and a big soda enough to last a whole day. They know it is bad just do not want to make their own food, so they blame companies. Another reason is we have a choice on what we eat on a daily bases.
Thus, the earlier people recognize the damage fast food is doing to our society, the easier it will be to reverse its harm. There are endless accusations that fast food and its effect on our society is the sole cause of many problems within the U.S. Fingers are pointing at the large fast food companies, but can they be proven guilty? The answer is no, and this can be proven within many lawsuits against companies such as McDonalds and taco bell. They all end up in the same ruling that its the consumers choice to enter a fast food establishment and consume their products.
For example, the food marketing companies usually uses the attractive poster about fast food to get the attention of the kids. Moreover, the author also used some kind of emotional language such as he said that banning the junk food is “misguided and ineffective”.He also tried to give more some reasons to demonstrate that food marketing is not a serious matter of childhood obesity. He said the young people prefer using the internet more than watching TV. In addition, the average number of ads also decreased from 18 in 1977 to 13 in 2003, but he was not right about it. In the
Memorandum: Hollywood Reporter Critical Review of the film “Super Size Me” The Film: The controversial documentary film, “Super Size Me”, released in 2004 by Morgan Spurlock, criticizes the McDonald’s corporation and the way their food impacts society. With America’s fast growing obesity rate being at an all time high, Spurlock took initiative and conducted an unscientific experiment to personally experience the effects of daily fast food consumption. For 30 days, three times a day, Spurlock consumes McDonald’s choosing to supersize his meal every time. And all without any exercise at all. Being monitored by three physicians; a general practitioner, a cardiologist, and a gastroenterologist, Spurlock kept track of how his health was being harmed each and every day to prove his point that McDonald’s, as well as every fast food restaurant, isn’t the best choice of nutritional food.
Checker. 's Pizza Checker's Pizza is a chain of 40 pizza restaurants in the New England area. Checker's started in 1975 and specialized in making pizzas "from scratch." Each pizza was covered with a special sauce, made from a “secret” family recipe, that kept customers coming back for more. But Checker's, like other pizza restaurants in the 80's, had to respond to the wave of fast food pizza restaurants and delivery services that seemed to comer the market.
Z Vang Understanding of our Food Some people prefer to have knowledge about their food such as where it is coming from and how the food was prepared. Some people are just ignorant and buy whichever that are cheap or looks the best. Some people do not have time to go deep into knowing their food resulting in unhealthy eating. These days the food industry decorates food and attracts the customers with their products that may not be healthy at all, brainwashing consumers’ mind in making them forget the reality of food. In the essay, “The Pleasures of Eating” by Wendell Berry, he states that the society lacks the knowledge of the making of their food and whether the food is healthy or unhealthy.