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.
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 uses an appeal to pathos and a somber tone in order to state the serious effects of fast food on children. The display of serious concern appeals to the audience and urges them to read on. Schlosser proceeds to include several USDA studies (197), which not only establish his credibility, but serves to assure the readers of the content of the book. The author then ends his argument by making a comparison of drugs and food “ Far more Americans are severely harmed every year by food poisoning than illegal drug use” (264).
I believe the Late Carrie Fisher summed it up best when she said. "There is so much animal suffering in the world, and much of it, you feel helpless to end, but stopping the Yulin dog meat festival and ending all that suffering is easy. Chinese authorities need to do is declare it shut down, and the killing stops. " I would have expected a simple minded lightweight like Marc Ching to compare dog-meat eating to that of ending slavery. For Susan Abram 's and the LA Daily News to include his ignorance into their article is
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 is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” When the idea of fast food was first created, it was met with mixed reactions. White Castle and A&W--the first two fast food restaurants ever created--worked very hard to create a service that could provide meals quickly to the people around them. Customers, at first, refused to eat hamburgers because of their tarnished image influenced by Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.
In early 1900, specifically, 1906, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was written. This novel told the story of a Lithuanian immigrant who worked in a filthy Chicago meatpacking plant. It exposed the meatpacking industry by stating their vile practices not only towards their meat but their workers as well. This was a result of the combination of many immigrants in the United States to pursue a better life, and the fact that many big industries were looking for ways to maximize their profit.
In this chapter, Schlosser shows a different side of the fast-food pioneer. In comparing the rise of McDonald’s with the Walt Disney Company, Schlosser is able to depict Ray Kroc as a shrewd businessman concerned primarily, if not solely, with expanding his empire. This tale serves as a backdrop for Schlosser’s real project--which is to illuminate the machination of the contemporary fast-food nation. Schlosser effectively demonstrates how fast-food companies, which offer little in terms of nutrition, manipulate young minds in an effort sell their products. These companies go so far as to portray themselves as trusted friends and prey on school systems with declining
Upton Sinclair is the author of the book The Jungle. The Jungle was written to tell the public about the conditions of workplaces, particularly in the meat packing industries. Sinclair used graphic words to describe the rotten, nasty, and contaminated meat. As History.com (2016) states, the thought of what their food was going through hit the public hard in the stomach, but that was not the impact that Sinclair had in mind. History.com (2016) came to this conclusion becasue the information recieved from the book.
Sometimes, you see an ad and then you go buy the product, without knowing the ad is false, you end up wasting your money. This can happen to the heavily affected youth, by seeing too many ads, as they can see 1 million to 1 billion ads by the time they are 15. Their health can also be affected incredibly, if they eat fast food way too much. Their money can also be majorly affected by advertisements if they choose to spend money on worthless products. The role of advertising in the lives of youth is extremely important, it makes or breaks their decisions with money, health and what they do with their life.
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. Teenagers are far more likely to be untrained, and every year, about 200,000 are injured on the job.
Food Inc. is an informative and revealing documentary film, aimed to expose the dirty truth of the industrial food industry in America. Directed by Robert Kenner and produced by Michael Pollan, this film informs the American people exactly what they are eating and how it’s affecting them, by painting a more realistic picture of the food industry, than that of an agricultural society. With the use compelling images, such as cattle being raised in grassless, manure infested fields with industrial factories in the background, and stories and interviews from farmers, government officials and victims throughout the film, Food Inc. reveals the horrifying immorality of the food industry, to ignite anger and disgust from the audience toward the unethical
USDA has repeatedly purchased meat from companies that have been involved in major bacterial outbreaks. A handful of children have been sickened because of this. To make matters even worse, the USDA buys the cheapest meat it can get, leaving the meat highly susceptible to having harmful diseases and pieces of bones. Even fast-food restaurants have higher meat standards than the National School Lunch Program ((NSLP)USDA provides the meat for the NSLP). Lastly, chapter nine notifies people that kitchen sinks aren’t as clean as they may think.
Fast food companies and meat processors are uninterested in the possible risks consumers are susceptible to when unskilled workers handle the meat. The analogy links the main idea to the title of the chapter. Schlosser has chosen to present information in this way because it emphasizes the cruelty meatpacking workers endure, they are fired right before benefits become available to them. He wants to affect/influence his readers by demonstrating to them how meatpacking industries only care about making a large revenue each year. 8 paraphrase - repetition of “blood” and “injuries”: “We wade through blood that’s ankle deep…” (171) “Indeed, the rate of these cumulative trauma injuries…” (173) Repetition
Now don’t get me a wrong, a good juicy cheeseburger is good every once in a while. Through the opening of these fast food restaurants, kids, adults, and students alike will be more tempted than ever to spend the money on a quick and easy meal. I can’t count the number of times my parents have gotten take out simply because they didn’t want to cook. Secondly, the prices of fresh food are at an all-time high. Currently, the prices of fresh eggs are higher than recent years because of a bird flu.
Obesity due to unhealthy food has been a long-lasting problem in America. Many people blame the government, and other blame the fast food companies directly. In the article “The Battle Against Fast Food Begins in Home” the author argues that parents are the ones who are really to blame. This is actually true because who better than parents to tell their children what to do? Parents are responsible for the obesity of their children because children listen mostly to their parents, and because it’s their obligation to take care of their children.