Fast Foods: Who's to Blame? Many people who consume junk food are blaming fast food restaurants for their obesity and the decisions they make. Shouldn't this be the consumer's responsibility? Or should fast food restaurants have to deal with the decisions the consumers make? The article, "The battle against fast food begins in the home" by Daniel Weintraub, explains how people are blaming McDonalds and other fast food restaurants such as Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut for their obesity.
Because the Food and Drug Administration regulates the claims made about foodstuffs, these companies are forced to be creative and come up with witty advertising techniques. In this advertisement for Oscar Mayer bacon, the advertisers use a specific color scheme, skillfully selected words, and a cleverly orchestrated setting to convince the consumer that Oscar Mayer bacon is delectable and superior. Yellow and red are the two most prominent colors in the advertisement. These colors are commonly associated with hunger and a desire for food in the Western world. A prime example of this color usage is the colors of McDonald’s fast food restaurants.
Second, whether it can profit by selling healthier more natural fast food. Lastly whether it can effectively venture into global markets and challenge one of biggest worldwide fast food eateries, McDonalds. Chipotles vision is to "change the way people think about and eat fast food", by serving “food with integrity”. The following provides an industry examination and inside investigation of the organization before giving recommendations. External Analysis Industry rivalry: High According to the case Chipotles leading competitors are Taco bell, Moe’s southwest grill, Qdoba and smaller chains Baja fresh and California tortillas.
Food is very addictive just as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana. We live in an environment of toxic food. Our schools vending machines are overflowing with cookies, candies, cakes and sodas. Our favorite restaurants do not provide us with a clear and concise label on what we are eating. Obviously our kids are becoming overweight with all of the unhealthy choices they have to choose from.
Furthermore, Valenzuela portrays fast food juggernauts like ‘KFC’ and ‘McDonalds’ in a deceitful and untrustworthy manner with the intended effect of evoking guilt and shame upon those who consume these foods. Valenzuela asserts that the ‘tower burger’, advertised at the cricket for KFC supplies ‘about a third of a typical child’s energy requirements’. This further authenticates his argument by exploiting his credentials as a medical researcher to illustrate the ‘junk food’ chain in a negative
They’re rich and powerful. They promise good quality food at their restaurants, but instead their food harms others. Ads produced by fast food chains completely wash kid’s minds, making them believe some of the most ridiculous things. Workers that process they’re meat are taken advantage of and abused. Cattle that are slaughtered for their meat are fed each other’s manure.
How can someone be called fat? Can fat be a good thing rather than a bad, as the media and governments tells us. With David Zinczenko’s controversial article on suing fast foods is wrong to Paul Campos’s argumentative essay criticizing the BMI scale we’ll get professional responses on this controversial topic. Sometimes “fat” can be blamed on fast food. According to “Don’t Blame the Eater”, by David Zinczenko, he argues that suing a fast food place is wrong and should be your responsibility on what he eats.
Mayra Morales AP English/ Comp Ms. Shultz 9 May 2012 Fast Food Nation ”This is a book about fast food, the values it embodies, and the world it has made. Fast food has proven to be a revolutionary force in American life; I am interested in it both as a commodity and as a metaphor,” said Eric (p.3). Eric Schlosser in his book discuss about immigration, labor, nutrition, pollution, safety, exploitation, animal cruelty, merchandising, obesity, and food purity. Mostly all these themes are portrayed in a negative way. How fast food industrialization has have changed the way American people eat and not only the American people- all the people of the world.
Food Inc. affectively convinces the audience with the use of logos, ethos, and pathos, that there are problems within the food industry that are negatively affecting everyone’s lives thus we should take action against big businesses in the food industry. The author sets the tone from the very beginning of the movie. Food Inc. starts with the camera panning through the supermarket isles with a calm voice over. This deceptive calm voice hides the message it tries to say. “The food industry doesn’t want you to know the truth about what you are eating because if you did, you might not eat it.” The sense of mystery behind our food and where it comes from just makes the viewer want to know more about the food system.