Fast food companies should stop targeting kids for their benefits, as kids health is compromised due to the fast food kids eats. People have to be aware of the effects of fast food and people should stop eating fast food to stop the risk of bad health problems. People should eat homemade food to make sure they are not providing bad food to their bodies. People need to know the difference between good and bad food, and the effects of good and bad food which will help them pick healthy food. Schlosser demonstrates fast food as being the food that has negative impacts on people’s lives, and helps give knowledge to people to understand the health related problems due to fast food to help make healthy decision while pick food to provide healthy
According to him, “People who smoke crack know the potential dangers; most people who eat hamburgers don’t”(Schlosser 264). He juxtaposes the example of a drug user and their understanding of the risks associated with their consumption to a fast food consumer . By Schlosser having sympathy towards the audience, he seems to be credible to society that it is not their fault of getting ill through the fast food they consume as well as the diverse problems that the fast food industry has
The meat packing industry holds many serious safety and health hazards. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there was an average of 12.6 injuries or illnesses per 100 full time meatpacking employees, twice as high as the average for all U.S. manufacturing jobs. This number is believed to be too low as many workers injuries go unreported due to employee misinformation or intimidation. In novel Fast Food Nation, author Eric Schlosser gives the reader a behind the scenes look at what actually goes on in meatpacking plants in the chapter labeled as “The Most Dangerous Job.” During this experiment Schlosser uncovers the truth about how many injuries truly occur and how unsanitary these plants actually are. Schlosser goes into great detail of the lengths plant mangers will go to allow unsafe working conditions such as cutting in close quarters, exposure to toxic chemicals, slippery floor
By using reason to back up his thoughts and statements as he did throughout his essay, McWilliams encourages the audience to replace meats on their plates with vegetables. He urges the audience to make this change to their meals because of the amount of energy that is used to produce meat in comparison to plants. A pound of chicken can be produced by 6 pounds of grain while one pound of beef can be produced using 10 to 16 pounds of grain. To grow a tomato, 13 liters of water are required while creating a burger requires 2,400 liters of water. Since the average American consumers 273 pounds of meat each week, McWilliams says to ditch the read meat at least once a week.
In theory as years go by things will change. Eric Schlosser disproves that theory with his book titled Fast Food Nation (2001). About a hundred years after the mistreatment in the Gilded Age occured Fast Food Nation describes the same if not worse conditions of industries in America. In chapter 8, Schlosser uses rhetorical strategies to unveil the dark side of meat-packing factories. Schlosser begins by explaining what happens to the animals
Zinczenko strategically uses emotional pathos through his example of obesity in children. Children are innocent in tone, therefore helping him explain that they are innocent in spite of the manipulation of the fast food industry. The author presents the issue of the lack of nutrition information in fast food. He’s not dissing the fast food industry; rather, he is stating the problem at hand that should be taken care of. He sympathizes with the fact that he too was once a kid whose two daily meals were from typical fast food restaurants.
Companies affected in it took quick action by withdrawing effected products and try to get the confidence of customers again but it was a very large scale criminal activity in the food chain. There were many companies involved in it The issue came to light on January, 2013, by Irish food inspectors when they found the horse DNA in frozen Beef burgers sold in several Irish and British supermarkets. Subsequently, the British Commission on 8 February 2013 that a British company (Findus UK) had sales of beef lasagna supplied by a French company ( Comigel - Tavola Luxembourg ), which tests showed contained between 80-100% horsemeat, including Britain and Ireland. The analysis stated that 23 out of 27 samples of beef burgers also contained pig DNA; there were many companies who were involved in this unethical social
Factor one includes food waste by restaurants throwing away uneaten food. Therefore, retail food establishments contributing 43 billion pounds of food wasted annually. Accordingly, annual food waste occurs in a few primary ways. Frequently, blemished foods that consumers do not purchase are simply put in the dumpster. Also, retailers discarding of food that lacks an ideal physical shape.
The meat industry has helped our economy become as strong as it is due the amount of people that consume it. According to an article by Zach Nold, he mentions the negatives of taking out the meat industry from our economy. He cites the EPA when he states, “The beef industry is so important that in the 2000s, it produced $49 billion annually in direct economic output” (Nold). This shows how big the meat industry is in our economy. Keep in mind, these numbers reflect only the beef industry, not including meats such as pork, chickens and other industries that produce meat.
There were 300-400 cases diagnosed every year, following 10-20 deaths. Regulation of the meatpacking industry began in 1906 after President Theodore Roosevelt read a book by Upton Sinclair about the dangers of the working class and the corruption of the meatpacking industry. In 1906 Upton Sinclair wrote “The Jungle” with the hope of turning America from capitalism to socialism. Upton Sinclair believed as many others did at that time, that capitalism was evil and that socialism was the answer to end it. Upton Sinclair wrote his novel “The Jungle” that described the issues with the food industry.