False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers. Some of these practices include no warning labels on advertisements like there are on dangerous things like tobacco and confusing labels on food served that lead customers into eating more calories than intended. David Zinczenko advocates that it is some of the fast food companies fault for the decline in America’s general health. At the end, David chooses not to complain about the legalities, but instead encourages us to let the justice system do its work. In the article David Zinczenko discusses “Shouldn't we know better than to eat two meals a day in fast-food restaurants” we the people of America should know by now that it is
It has been and continues in some sectors to be very much about mass production and maximizing profits turned. According to some sources who would like to bash the inhumane butchering of animals, fast food industry is anything but ethical (History of, 2012). Watching this video makes me want to eat anything but meat, McDonald’s milkshakes, or anything McDonald’s in general. But due to the trend of Corporate Social Responsibility, many fast food chains have adopted a CSR and ethical model, such as Burger King and Chick-Fil-A. Values Drive Ethics I have chosen to review
Although Sinclair’s investigation tells a story of the toll the meatpacking industry took on families nearly a hundred years ago, he still offers insight into the deceiving side of America’s food corruptions. Both writers brilliantly offer realization and awareness in their books that will benefit anyone who reads them to make better decisions daily. The description of the factory farming slaughterhouses in both books is enough to send chills down almost anyone’s spine; The Jungle opens with the cruel tactics, yet Fast Food Nation did not mention the slaughterhouses until midway. As Jurgis and his family tour the packinghouse where he will be working as a shoveler,(shoveling blood and guts) they first see what seems to be millions of cows. There are rail yards that carry the cattle to the slaughterhouse where the mechanics of the process are awe-inspiring.
Beach closures have also been more frequent being something many families, and residents have once enjoyed. These toxic chemicals have been found in fish and wildlife, which have been deposited into the lake by manufacturing sites and other industrial companies. (Glutting, 2003)Runoff pollution, pollution that comes from a single location has also added to the lake’s devastation. Storm water, irrigation runoffs, sediments, fertilizers, and fecal matter deposits, are some of the discharges contributed by sewage treatment plants. These runoffs have contributed to the beach closures, and the unsustainable condition of biological life in the lake.
Victoria Hall 1682892 3/8/2012 LIT 4930 Reaction paper #2 Winner of Best Documentary and Outstanding Informational Programming — Long Form, Food Inc.’s main goal of the film is to inform the general public of the disturbing reality of corporate farming taking place in the current food industry here in the U.S. Nonetheless this shockumentary, or some might even consider it a propaganda film, uses a variety of ways to communicate their important message in a somewhat graphic manner that is intended to capture and take hold of the audience’s attention in order to try to push for change in a positive way. In the very first scene of the movie they have a shot of the inside of an average everyday grocery store with off screen
Fast food restaurants often give false perceptions of their foods. In recent years, people have actually launched lawsuits to fast food restaurants because they are vulnerable. Zinczenko’s article as a whole shows how fast food has affected our society. Some of his main points are influential, but as a whole I disagree on some things because fast food is not the main cause of obesity. I agree with Zinczenko on his critical viewpoint on how he looks at the fast food industry.
After decades of lies and industry propaganda, the truth is finally coming out: junk food kills. Even after the effort of some states to tax soda pop, require healthier school lunches, or mandate calorie information in chain restaurants, obesity rates are still growing. Studies have shown that school organic gardens, salad bars and healthy lunches improve the health and academic performance of young people. Healthy eating habits and gardening skills nurtured and developed at an early age most often have a lifetime impact. A 100% tax on junk food and beverages would help pay for the collateral damages of this industry: the $150 billion in diet-related disease and health-care costs now incurred by the public and taxpayers for obesity and diabetes.
Oscar Mayer Bacon Ad Analysis Over the last decade, the United States as a nation has become obsessed with health. With obesity rates on the rise, healthful eating is a popular trend. As many people are aware, bacon is not “heart healthy” or “low calorie” but quite the opposite. Oscar Mayer fits into a group of food manufacturers who market products that are by no means good for one’s health. 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 his article, “Don’t Blame the Eater” (New York Times, November 23, 2002), David Zinczenko asserts that fast food industries need to manage the weight because it is leading to obesity among people who are visiting them. He begins with his personal experience; how he used eat from fast food places. Zinczenko’s parents were split, mom was working long hours a day, and he was fed on fast food every day twice. The author uses statistic and example as an evidence to prove the down side of fast food industries therefore; the reader can understand and have sympathy for him. Initially, Zincenko is declaring that fast food companies are contributing to obesity because of lack of alternatives.
I believe that David Zinczenko in his article submitted to the New York Times “Don’t Blame The Eater” makes a good case for how society should be concerned about a generation facing a lifetime of childhood obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and other related health complications. However I find that I feel personal responsibility should be the governing factor in this matter. Mr. Zinczenko asks in his article “ Shouldn’t we know better than to eat two or more meals a day in a fast food restaurant? ” Yes we should because although specific warning labels aren’t found on fast food packaging we’ve known for years that fast food consumption on a daily basis is hazardous to your health. There’s information readily available about childhood obesity as stated in Zinczenko’s article where he notes that “Before 1994, diabetes in children was generally caused by genetic disorder-only about 5 percent of childhood cases were obesity-related, or Type 2 diabetes.