A group that was knowledgeable of the effects certain chemicals have on food was appointed to regulating the standards of the meat-packing industry. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Division of Chemistry was charged with enforcing the Food and Drugs Act, which prohibited interstate commerce in foods, drinks, and drugs that were mislabeled or adulterated” (Badertscher). A chemistry affiliated group was put in charge of monitoring of the produced meat. The meatpacking industry was regulated and supervised constantly to ensure that any and all produce is acceptable for consumption. The meat-packing industry took a massive blow from the popularization of “The Jungle” and its revealing
Novelist, Eric Schlosser, in his novel, “Fast Food Nation”, expresses how fast food has spread. Schlosser’s purpose is to make us see how addicted we are to fast food. He adopts a shocking tone through the use of diction, Logos, and diction in order to get people to make better choices. For starters, one of the strategies that Schlosser used in this text is diction. Diction can be defined as style of speaking or writing determined by the choice of words by a speaker /writer.
The reason Schlosser chose to go into the meat-packing plant himself was so the reader trusted him; and therefore could believe what he described. Next, Schlosser uses similes to describe his experience within the plant. Schlosser describes how the deeper he went into the plant the worse and more horrific it got. At first he says it just looks like the “back of your local supermarket”, but then he explains how it gets violent, and more slaughterhouse-like (169). The simile is meant to highlight the darkness of the plant on the inside rather than what it is expected to be.
Rap sessions and high priced attorneys were proven to be effective tools for ending labor disputes. McDonald franchises defeated hundreds of efforts to unionize with company guidance. In my opinion I do not believe fast food workers should be allowed to join unions. Most fast food jobs are done by high school kids that
Schlosser mentions advertising Fast Food for kids and how that increases customers coming in. He also mentions the high rates of teenagers working for Fast Food restaurants with little wages and that it distracts them from their education. Schlosser starts a new part of the book where he talks about the food. He starts with the French fries and how it is made by flavor industries and that it puts a lot of potato farmers out of work because of the small number of buyers exerting power over a large number of sellers, a market he describes as “oligopsony”. Schlosser then talks about the IBP revolution, how it changed the meatpacking industry and applying the same labor principle as McDonalds; requiring unskilled workers for low wages.
The film Food Inc. is a documentary bringing light to the food industry. Describing the corporation practices for producing meat. This including farmers or workers in factory conditions physically and financially. How animals are slaughtered and what is added to them before the products are sold in the stores. A farmer named Joel Salatin was interviewed in the documentary and he stated and I quote “If we put glass walls on all mega processing plants we would have a different food system in this country.” If walls of the mega processing plants were really glass; I think small changes would be made.
The government should first start changing the diets of the younger age group since this age group is most malleable to change. The disturbing fact of the truth is that over 20% of children from the age group 2-5 years old are in fact overweight or obese (cdc.gov). People every day say that “Take care of the future generations, they one day will change the world” (brainyquote.com). If the government doesn’t take action now, our future generation will change the world in an undesirable way. Not only that, but 38.2% of 6-19 year olds are also overweight or obese (cdv.gov).
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
Food Redemption The United States, the nation of enlightenment and prosperity is continuously setting example for other countries around the globe; America is leading the world in technology, military, medicine, and many other fields, yet the great nation fails to overcome the obesity dilemma that is conquering Americans of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Statics conducted by Dr. Jeffery Levi suggest that Americans will have obesity rates that exceed 44 percent nationwide over the course of the next 20 years. These statics without doubt will take place and Americans will find themselves facing a vital epidemic if the public does not show a demand for change. In order for us to find a solution; we must realize that we have a problem!
Renner incorporates suspenseful and depressing music to bring attention to the fact that obesity can have a negative impact on a child’s life. For example, the US government spends 51 million marketing healthy eating to kids while the food industry spends 1.6 billion on ads promoting foods high in calories and low in nutrition to kids. When this fact was presented, the drums made the audience’s heart race as it shows how many high calorie foods restaurants hold. This is done to reveal how fast food places are fooling customers into buying their foods. Second, Renner includes calming music when showing children that are engaging in physical activity.
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.
There are many reasons why Los Corrales is my favorite spot to dine in on a Sunday night. I never knew about this place until my dad came home one and night and explained to us he had ordered a quesadilla and he couldn’t believe his eyes. My mouth got watery as he explained the quesadilla was as long as twelve inches and filled with beef and melted Chihuahua cheese on the inside and how the cheese was starting to come out the edges of the corn tortilla and, with some hot sauce it couldn’t get any better. Los Corrales has a selection from the sea, American and, Mexican food. When I step foot into this restaurant I feel at home not only because of their very fine made Mexican style of cooking but, because all of the employees are extremely friendly and, glad to help their customers.
Part two, working the system, discusses how food companies lobby Congress, use personal connections with legislators and agency officials who can promote regulations, and use nutrition experts to approve their products. Part three, exploiting kids corrupting schools, talks about how children at or under the poverty line are far more likely in danger of nutritional deficiencies and discusses the childhood obesity epidemic and how companies specifically target their advertisements at young children, especially through schools. Deregulating dietary supplements or part four, discusses how supplemental companies convinced everyone that their products didn 't have to be regulated to strict
Over the years in America food and how it is consumed has changed, and we seem to actually be eating more unhealthy despite advances in modern science and technology. In Michael Pollan’s book, “In Defense of Food”, Pollan talks about this idea, and how food itself has been replaced by the nutrients in them. Today’s development of food science has done more harm than good, and the food industry has become industrialized. People have to avoid the new “Western diet” and need to go back to the natural way of eating healthy foods. When I arrived at college, I completely changed my diet for good after just a single week in, as I had a realization I needed to eat healthier to transform my relationship with not only food, but with my body and mind.
In Morgan Spurlock’s, “Supersize Me”(documentary) he takes on the mission to finding out whether or not Mcdonald’s food can actually be the reason for obesity in America, Even though pathos and ethos were used in Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me, Logos is the most effective due to the fact the he used people 's opinions over Mcdonald 's. Morgan Spurlock uses pathos, logos, and ethos to describe the harmful effects of Mcdonald’s food. During his quest in finding out whether or not eating Mcdonald’s food for thirty days can be bad for you, he asks for the help of three doctors. A