The government should have regulation on the fast food industry. Healthily eating actives want the government to tax sugary sodas. Health insurance is spending millions of dollars. | Body Paragraph #: 1 Topic Sentence Idea | The government has some point to want to have regulations on what we eat. | Evidence | The government has given us the choice to eat what we want but we tend not to eat healthier but only junk food.
Charlie Dajose 22 August, 2011 AP English Fast Food Nation In the book, Fast Food Nation, the author Eric Schossler brings up several issues with the fast food society. All of these issues revolve around the idea that fast food is detrimental not just for our health, but for the economy, consumers, and producers as well. Schossler shows clearly how kids as little as three-years-old are being pushed into thinking McDonald’s is a safe and healthy place to go through the media. Through stories and statistics, Schossler shows how children are nearly being brainwashed to buy fast food. He states how the young and under-paid workers are taken advantage of and are put in danger just by going to their jobs.
Normally, one serving size of a cheeseburger contains about 400 calories is always cheaper than one dish of salmon that contains the same amount of calories. One time after I ate a Big Mac, I got a bad stomachache. I went to the doctor and he told me I had pinworms in my stomach and the reason was from the meat of the burger that I ate. It costs me about couple hundred dollars for the doctor visiting and my medications. It was the most expensive Big Mac I have ever had.
The book Fast Food Nations by Eric Schlosser is written to give the viewers an understanding on where their money is heading to when they purchase fast food. The Book is separated into 2 sections, “The American Way” and “Meat and Potatoes.” The book provides a sort of historical background of the fast food industries. It also shows the dark side of the industry. Such as unsafe and unsanitized slaughterhouses with zero respect to the employees. He provides factual evidence to back up this information.
Prior to writing Food Inc., he wrote another book about the food industry called Fast Food Nation (which highlighted the unsanitary and discriminatory practices of the fast food industry). His opinion and findings on the food industry are both widely respected.
They all end up in the same ruling that its the consumers choice to enter a fast food establishment and consume their products. But it is evident that fast food corporations have caused a widespread epidemic within the U.S from their many caused negative effects. This is why society blames and accuses these fast food companies for being responsible for the ongoing obesity crisis, but even though their food is not considered of good nutrition, in the end it’s not fast food companies forcing their customers to consume their products, its free will of society. The modern history of fast food in America began on July 7, 1912 with the opening of a fast food restaurant called the Automat in New York. The Automat was a cafeteria with its prepared foods behind small glass windows and coin-operated slots.
However, his book is not merely an expose of the fast food industry but is even more a consideration of how the fast food industry has shaped and defined American society in America and for other nations as America exports its fast food culture to others. Schlosser describes a great deal of American culture to the fast food mentality, and he finds that globalization is taking the fast food culture around the world at a rapid rate. Schlosser addresses a number of specific issues related to food production and distribution. He connects the social order of a society to the kind of food it eats and the way it eats that food, with American society very much defined by the fast food culture that has developed. Schlosser tends to represent the theory stressing the importance of interdependence among all behavior patterns and institutions within a social system, as can be seen from how he connects fast food to other social processes and institutions.
Ann Cooper says, “40 – 45% of people will be insulin dependent within a decade. She also states, “Sick kids get sicker and sicker”. Most of the food that is provided to our children comes processed; there is nothing healthy about that. A lot of the food also comes in plastic bags or cardboard boxes. A processed food is food that has been cooked, milled or manipulated to change the quality.
Rapido Comido Es No Bueno The documentary film “Burger Binge” and the two essays, “Cafeteria Consciousness” and “Why Take food Seriously?” all correlate substantially when all three are juxtaposed at one time. Though each contains its own controversial elements, the three sources share the complex thematic relationship of revealing the subtle growth in food importance that has been rising for the past decade and a half. The two authors and the creator of the film all take advantage of certain rhetorical strategies that differ from each other while also being similar in others that they used throughout their pieces. These strategies altogether appealed to all three: pathos, logos, and ethos, with the audience that was listening or reading. At the same time however, some parts of these pieces presented logical fallacies that must be presented accordingly.
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.