Mcdonlads Essay

1653 WordsFeb 16, 20137 Pages
McDonald's constructs new restaurants all over the world. They provide a taste of American culture in places where people may not know much at all about America or Americans. They provide new industry and jobs to places that may be war torn or simply lack a good job market. This is a positive implication for the town in which the McDonald's is built but in the long run many of the negative aspects of McDonald's seem to surface. The instant gratification provided by McDonald's is the form of a cheap meal and an easy, zero training jobs comes at the expense of many other things. The reason that the McDonald's corporation is so profitable is because they do everything at minimal cost. The food they sell is produced and prepared as efficiently as possible without regard to their effects on those who consume them. Due to the decreased cost of commodities, they have increased the size of their portions rather than create healthier food to promote a better diet for their consumers. Obesity in America has been growing since the 1970's because a generation has developed a taste for fat in childhood that is difficult to lose even in adulthood; essentially McDonald's food has become an addiction for many people. McDonald's and similar establishments are only partially responsible for making America so fat (Anti-Obesity Proposal Fails Again At McDonald's, 2012). McDonald’s mystery meat is no longer a mystery: the company has confirmed that it is no longer using ammonium hydroxide, which is an ingredient in fertilizers, house hold cleaners and some do-it-yourself explosives, in its hamburger meat. There’s a meat crisis in America, and it’s been happening for quite some time, just none of us seem to know it. Have you ever read the phrase “mechanically separated meat” or “meat product” on your ingredients listing and been puzzled. But thanks to recent reports from celebrity

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