Blaming Fast Food Restaurants for Obesity Let’s face it; everyone loves a Whopper every now and then. Yet we are all aware that one too many can bring on dangerous and life-threatening results. Obesity is a growing problem in the United States and more and more children are being affected. But do uneducated families have the right to put the blame on fast food restaurants for their health issues they could have easily prevented? 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.
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.
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.
The Food Industry in America Whether it’s juicier, bigger, crunchier, sweeter, saltier, or whatever the phrase the food industry and its around-the-clock marketing tactics has been a major cause of the obesity epidemic in recent decades. The result of Americans constant exposure to today's 'eat more' food culture has been to get people to desire high-calorie foods and to get them to become overeaters. Clearly the food industry’s tactics are working, America is fat and people everywhere know it. The food industry is corrupt. So corrupt in fact that even as it is seemingly doing the right thing, like promoting healthy foods to be served in schools for example, its wellness initiatives are frequently just marketing ploys.
Pollan begins with an exploration of the food-production system from which the vast majority of American meals are derived. This industrial food chain is largely based on corn, whether it is eaten directly, fed to livestock, or processed into chemicals such as glucose and ethanol. Pollan discusses how the humble corn plant came to dominate the American diet through a combination of biological, cultural, and political factors. Pollan admits that he is surprised to discover that at the beginning of the food chain; almost regardless of the food being eaten was corn. Corn feeds the animals we eat, which lay the eggs we
We cannot turn on the television without commercial after commercial advertising one type of food or another; most of which is greasy fast food that is full of fat. The primary goal of the food industry is to make money with very little concern for what it is doing to the health of Americans. Recently fast food restaurants have tried to add some things that are healthier to their menus, but if you notice they usually add something very fattening and enticing at or around the same time. Most people when faced with the choice of a bland salad or hot sandwich are going to choose the sandwich. Not only does it taste better it is also more convenient.
Supersize My Fridge... With the Essential Ingredients Just who is to blame for this wide spread epidemic known as obesity? If you ask the overweight demographic of our country, it's safe to say the blame is pointed toward the genetics they have inherited; along with a chip on their shoulder, and a poor attitude that says “There's simply no time to work out.” These are the two common elements that lead to obesity. Having said that, can you guess whether or not I am in fact overweight? If you guessed not, you are correct. Will I submit to gluttony, give up on the required daily exercise, and inevitably turn to obesity when I get older?
The question I want to answer is whose fault is it really? Some blame the consumer, whereas others blame the government. A few key arguments I will discuss are the faults behind labeling, as well as the consumer’s personal decisions. I believe that even when labels are properly placed, the consumer still has a choice. (98) Keywords: obesity, consumer, labeling, government Food For Thought: Think About Your Choice It is said that our country is suffering from an obesity epidemic.
Through constant images of overweight individuals paired with grease-drenched fast food, the film conveys a certain sense of guilt within the audience for the obesity rate that many countries view that plagues are country. These certain images work to reveal to the audience that people should begin to realize and stop the amount of non-healthy foods consumed by the individual as well as the population as a whole. In “Cafeteria Consciousness”, Anna Lappe attempts to tap into the audience’s pathos through her addition of global warming. In her attempt to connect the idea she was writing on
The problem with this operation is, in order to attract enough customers, the final product must be affordable and yet, still delicious. This brings up many problems with the dietary quality of the food produced by fast food restaurants. The food is often cooked in grease and oils which increases the amount of calories and fat grams per serving. With less home cooked meals on the plate and more foil wrapped sandwiches and fries hitting the table, people’s diets are being neglected of their basic necessities. However, fast food companies are managing to keep their drive-thrus filled by spending millions of dollars on advertisements.