Author, Eric Schlosser, in his nonfiction exposé, “Fast Food Nation”, reveals the sickening truth about the fast food industry. Schlosser’s purpose is to expose the secrets that the fast food industry hides. Schlosser utilizes a serious tone, shocking diction, and exact details to educate his audience on the fast food industry. Throughout his book, Schlosser adopts a serious tone to communicate the facts to his audience. He closes his introduction by displaying his concern for children, due to the fact that “this is an industry that boths feed and feeds off the young” (9).
He then talks about turnovers in the fast food industry. informing us that workers can get hired, fired, and replaced in a heartbeat. After that the writer mentions that some McDonald’s workers were forced to take a lie detector test to see if they were telling the truth about being in a union or not. The third chapter also notifies the readers about the dangers of working in a fast food restaurant. Fast food restaurants are very vulnerable to robbers looking for easy cash in the early morning and late night time.
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.
This is a minimal amount of time, when you think about it, for something this large to happen and influence so much. Throughout the book, we are told of the horrible working conditions of the overworked and underpaid employees, and the intense amount of factory work that causes numerous accidents when people are worked at such speeds in meat packing houses. Furthermore, Fast Food Nation is something that will open your eyes and give you insight on everything that goes on in the fast food business. In part one, The American way, we are told, how society changed from then on, and why this sort of lifestyle became so popular. Additionally, we are informed of the working conditions inside these jobs.
In the early 1900s, food safety was an incredibly unfamiliar and overlooked part of America’s food industry. Written by muckraker Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, was a controversial novel that depicted the harsh living and working conditions of immigrants working in the food industry. After the release of The Jungle, thousands of meat-eating Americans were horrified at what had been happening in factories. Disgusting yet accurate details presented in The Jungle were the basis for the creation of laws to stop food production from becoming so unsanitary. The Jungle follows a young Lithuanian immigrant named Jurgis Rudkis and his teenage wife Ona.
How would you feel people would feel knowing that they were ingesting contaminated foods? This was the case in the late 18th hundred and early 19th hundred many social and economic problems came to be in the United States. For example, one of the many problems that arose during these years were the sanitation conditions in the companies. To be more precise, food companies were getting away with many of the inspections the government would act on. Meat packing industries were becoming more unsafe everyday.
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.
Should Americans be eating beef? This question is being considered now more than ever as more the effects of the meat industry on the environment are revealed. Studies have found approximately 20% of the United States methane emissions come from the meat industry, as well contributing to a number of other problems. With over 900,000 total heads of cattle farmed in the United States, the problem is not only the emissions, it’s the allocation of resources. The industry demands copious amounts land and water be devoted to producing feed for cattle.
Most commercials advertise addictive items like toy more big food group like mega burger. Or adding a toy alongside with unhealthy food damage people’s life like giving diabetes.doing this helps the get people to buy their products without telling the truth, but the nuggets or something that’s very unhealthy like that by using lie like a food is made of 100p meat to cover people and the kids they have like over time they beg and beg until they get then they get addicted to the food and always ask for it. In our book it talks about how people like to ask 9 times before quitting by ask for fast food or a new game over time builds an addiction and keep asking and never stop until they get what they want. So if you listen and still say no it won’t stop till it happens like a tornado won’t stop till it ends its path of terror and this will happen until you give in you one day you have
coli, mad cow disease and salmonella. Most factories do not care about the quality of meat they produce and that’s why many people around the world are infected by E. coli, and this disease comes from a polluted meat and can cause acute kidney failure. Every year thousands of people die in the US from E. coli which made the scientist do a research and in the article “Modern diseases on the rise of factory farming) it’s mentioned that “the scientist tested over one thousand meats from different factories and they were shocked that 60 percent of this meat is polluted and can cause E. coli” (Geer,2014). The second disease is the mad cow disease and both humans and cows are infected by this disease. This disease happens to cows when they are fed a dead Sheep mixed with straw, and human can get this disease if they eat a cow that used to have mad cow disease.
provides several examples of logos, the appeal to logic. Using facts and statistics, such as the decline in FDA inspections from 50,000 in 1974 to only 9.164 in 2006, and how the market is heavily dominated by the top four beef packing companies controlling over 80% of the market today, where the top five companies only controlled approximately 25% of the market in the 1970’s, the documentary provides reliable data to strengthen its logical appeal. Food Inc. is a persuasive documentary that undoubtedly illustrates the corruption within the food industry that has been deliberately hidden from the American consumer. While this documentary does an excellent job of persuading their views and opinions using rhetorical structure with strong representations of ethos, pathos, and logos, it offers few ways to logically overcome the challenges imposed by the food industry. Consumers are urged to purchase locally grown meat and produce though this alone is not an end all to the corruption within the food
Comparative Analysis My original core reading “How a Government Computer Glitch forced Thousands of Families to go Hungry” Gerry Smith’s article goes into detail about North Carolina’s system glitch and how it forced several, hungry families to go without food. Smith is currently working with The Huffington Post to report all means involving technology. Ellen Smirl, the woman who published “Social Justice Deficits in the Local Food Movement: Local Food and Low-Income Realities” has written about several different topics, from the food industry all the way to the insurance companies. Within this reading she discusses alternative food movement and how these choices affect the environment. Likewise, both readings reach out and try to inform others
Section 11 assembles random inspections of drugs and food being brought into or shipped out of the United States. Lastly, section 12 clarifies the liabilities, as 13 states the effective date. The scandal and pure embarrassment of the manifestation of the meatpacking industry was one of the worst historical events in the United States history. Human rights and responsibilities were blatantly ignored but the industry to generate as much profit as possible. The meatpackers were
Calves born of dairy cows are not even allowed to drink the milk that their mother produces, ironically, that milk is for human consumption only. Get this, more than 80% if antibiotics that are used in the United States are fed to livestock. These factories farmed animals are forced to live in such inhumane and disgustingly dirty conditions, these antibiotics are needed -and in large quantities to try and keep the animals healthy. Because newborn calves that are male are not useful to the dairy industry and are considered a by-product. The male calves are kept in crates that are no more that 30 inches wide and 72 inches long.
The process of slaughter is unsafe and very unsanitary. The farmers are treated poorly by the big name companies. The health in the United States is declining severely, 16% of children are obese,have diabetes, and other major health problems. In David Barboza’s article, “If You Pitch It, They Will Eat It,” Barboza argues that big name food companies are targeting the youth of society, because they will watch a show on television and see the food products at the store with their favorite character on the packaging. But the food that is being marketed to the youth is unhealthy for the human body.