The famous American chef Alice Waters once said, “I think America 's food culture is embedded in fast-food culture. And the real question that we have is: How are we going to teach slow-food values in a fast-food world? Of course, it 's very, very difficult to do, especially when children have grown up eating fast food and the values that go with that.”. Popularized in the 1950s in the United States, fast food is a mass-produced food that is prepared and served in a short amount of time that contains less nutrients compared to other foods and dishes. However, in recent years, the fast food industry has become the subject and source of the rise in the rate of obesity throughout countries.
Fast food restaurants are very vulnerable to robbers looking for easy cash in the early morning and late night time. Some robbers are even recognized by their victims because the were former or current employees. Although people have advised companies to put in more effort to keep the workers safe not much has changed when it comes to violence in the fast food industry. The chapter ends, by talking about how some companies make working at fast food restaurants a little bit better by including employee
In both David Zinczenko’s “Don’t Blame The Eater” and “ Radley Balko’s “What You Eat is Your Business”, the argument of obesity in America is present and clear from opposing viewpoints. Both articles were written in the early 2000’s, when the popular political topic of the time was obesity and how it would be dealt by our nation in the future. While Zinczenko argues that unhealthy junk food is an unavoidable cultural factor, Balko presents the thought that the government should have no say in it’s citizens diet or eating habits. Zinczenko’s article was written with the rhetorical stratedgy of pathos in mind. Zinczenko strategically uses emotional pathos through his example of obesity in children.
Throughout Eric Schlosser’s nonfiction book Fast Food Nation, Schlosser criticizes and reveals to the world how the fast food industry has made drastic alterations to America. In addition, he managed to motivate society to start having a healthy life. Before Schlosser draws to a close on his book, he gives his readers hope towards other “fast” food business who succeeded by serving the quality of their food and caring enough about the health of their customers. In Schlosser’s epilogue, he opens up by considering that not all food industries are the same as the previous companies mentioned throughout the book. He explains that Dale Lasater, owner of the ranch Lasater, in Matheson, Colorado, is indeed different from other food productions because he does not use chemicals to enhance the growth of his cattle, instead he lets nature be in charge.
“The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous ten thousand. But the image that’s used to sell food is still the imagery of agrarian America.” These two lines introduced us to what is going to happen in the documentary. It will provide a glimpse of corporate farming and mass production in America and the alarming issues it have. This is not some show to promote the vegan lifestyle or to talk smack about processed food. This is an exposé of the true events that is currently happening behind the curtains of food production, the downside of “conventional” farming industry, the multinational mega companies that ran the food industry, and the power of consumers to change these by altering their lifestyle.
The color of the artwork is also taken away to show the dark side of American corporate culture and the capitalist society. In fact, the first Disneyland and McDonald’s are both established in California in 1948 and 1966 respectively. The popularization of McDonald’s — the symbol of fast-food industry, not only increases the health issues of consumers as commonly known, but also leads to a shift in the preference of American culture towards individualism rather than family value. Moreover, by altering reality with imaginations, Disneyland disconnects consumers from the real world and blinds them from far worse issues with the hyper-reality. Thus, the contrast between the arrogant smile of the two corporate figures and the helplessness of the screaming girl satirizes the indifference of American corporate culture and its manipulation of public view.
And more than anyone could ever think of. This paper will describe about what fast foods contain, why they aren’t the main reason to obesity, and how to overcome obesity. Fast food is food that can be prepared and served quickly to people who are on a hurry. Fast food restaurants usually have a walk up counter and/or drive-thru window where you order and pick up your food without having to wait long. Probably you will hear people telling you fast food are not good for our body at all.
Upton Sinclair’s, The Jungle is a novel, which affected the food industry in 1900’s but also in America today. People have learned over the years the truths about the food industry, revealed through Sinclair’s detailed evidence. Sinclair meant to aim at the public’s heart but instead he shot straight at their stomachs. One would easily be convinced to never again buy or eat meat again. Fortunately, people have seen changes from 1906 and have been currently trying to repair the Food Industry.
Effects of Fast Food Junk food can be your last food. Junk food is the worst foe of human health, and it begins when people start advertising about fast food, and how delicious it is. Likewise, when people start talking about fast food, and how it is better than food that prepared at home. Many people are addicted to fast food because it is more delicious, convenient, and faster. However, these days people think that junk food may not affect their lives and their health.
On the other hand, the natives resented having to restructure their societies to accommodate the visiting Americans” (Pells 137). We can think of the restaurants Americans liked to eat and accommodations they were used to back in the United States and so the Europeans adjusted to this, and at first they did not like it. However, currently McDonald’s is just as popular in European countries as it is in the United States. Another clear example of cultural transfer. The last example comes from chapter 8: “By the early 1960s, however, the majority of American television programs were either filmed or videotaped, making them easily exportable” (Pells 230).