What Is Wrong with Fast Food

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Clarinda Tharrington English 098 Professor Connelly What is Wrong with Fast Food? Everything!! Many people today eat fast food all the time, yet they don’t know or understand the harm and dangers that eating fast food can do to their bodies. The animal’s that are being slaughtered to produce the food that is being sold at most fast food restaurants has been tainted for years. The same diseases that these animals are carrying can be passed on to us by eating the meat. We are contracting these diseases because the animals are not being cared for properly and the preparation of the meat is not always done correctly. Eating too much fast food can cause a person to get all types of diseases, become sick with food poisoning and in a few cases people have even died. (Fast Food Nation) The diseases from these animals are being passed on to us and they are poisoning our bodies. In Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation chapter 9 “What’s In The Meat” states every day in the United States, roughly 200,000 people are sickened by a foodborne disease, 900 are hospitalized, and fourteen die. According to the (CDC), more than a quarter of the American population suffers a bout of food poisoning each year”. People have been getting sick for years and not realizing that they had food poisoning from eating this contaminated food. Most people that have the symptoms of food poison assume that it is just a stomach virus or an upset stomach from eating too much food. Half of these people don’t even attempt to seek medical attention unless they get really sick. The other half just deal with the pain until it goes away. Recent studies have shown that many foodborne pathogens can precipitate long term ailments, such as heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, neurological problems, autoimmune disorders and kidney damage. (Fast Food Nation Pg. 195) By

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