Then, the fast food starts to progress and advertise in most of the countries" (Linker, 2012). While, the fast food business has increase notably in the recent years, the lifestyle of college students has been determined as busy and rush, the fast food consumption increases among students which it has a negative impacts on their health. "Many studies have linked the college student and fast food to health problems for example, a growth of obesity
For example, he tells us that in 1970, Americans spent $6 billion on fast food, in 2001, $110 billion. He presents this numbers as a growing concern as now fast food is taking over the nation’s food industry. The author also makes an emphasis on the speed of the service keeps driving its sales. In class we discussed how one of the values driving fast food and the poor food industry was speed and convenience. In today’s fast paced lifestyle, a meal where you don’t even have to get out of your car to purchase and consume is as
Food source in America provided from big industrialized farms while food in Vietnam are provided from fishery and small independent local farmers. Bread is the staple diet for Americans while it is rice for Vietnamese. Americans like to grill or fry their meat while Vietnamese like to boil or slow cook their meat. Also Americans enjoys eating beef more then other types of meats, but Vietnamese has more dishes with chicken, fish and pork. Vietnamese cuisine uses fish sauce and a lot of spices such as garlic, onion, ginger, and toumaric.
However, in recent years, the fast food industry has become the subject and source of the rise in the rate of obesity throughout countries. Journalist and author Eric Schlosser explained in his book, ‘Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal’, that today, fast food has created an impact on society that has fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. Large fast food corporations, such as McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, have become so prominent in people’s daily lives that they have grown so powerful by exploiting their young consumers that they can influence government nutrition policies, as described by Professor Marion Nestle in her book ‘Food Politics’.
Vietnamese are rather fond of eating at street-side stalls or small shops specializing in a single dish, instead of the modern restaurant along the city streets. Their tradition of eating out is very strong, even if most of the meals are cooked and eaten at home. The owner has a separate tip also called "traditional secret" in order to attract customers to their shop. Vietnam people are "mobile", they travel by motorcycles neat and weaving through the crowded streets to enthusiastically can enjoy delicious dishes you want. There is a particularly interesting point in these hawkers peddle their way, the sound of advertise like the song or poem.
Due to globalization, world trade is increasing (Preble, 2010, p. 333). This means it is more comfortable to do business with other countries. In Vietnam, an effect of globalization is the increasing demand for rice (Edmonds & Pavcnik, 2002). As a result of this, the manufacturers of this product may ask a higher price for their rice and the GNP per capita in Vietnam
Vietnamese business culture and negotiation style Vietnamese culture is affected by Confucianism so it emphasizes on connection and relationship building. Before doing business, Vietnamese firstly looks at the trust and relationship (Kohl, 2007). Therefore, to do business in Vietnam, personal relationships are required because it is a foundation for the success of business relationships. In Vietnam, the initial meeting is usually viewed as an introductory meeting, where all parties come to get to know each other, and it is quite time consuming to get down to business. In the first business meeting, Vietnamese tends to talk more about social life rather than professional topic.
Because of the growing fast food industry, an abundance of these inexpensive meals containing empty calories, little fiber, and high amounts of fat are now easily accessible to adults and children. According to Fast Food Nation, “the rate of obesity among American adults is twice as high today as it was in the early 1960s. The rate of obesity among American children is twice as high as it was in the late 1970s” (240), and according to a nutritionist at the University of Colorado, James O. Hill, “we’ve got the fattest, least fit generation of kids ever” (240). A failed number of attempts to reduce the possibility of obesity in customers by introducing healthier dishes on their menus demonstrates how much the fast food industry has changed the way we live and eat. Another major theme discussed in Fast Food Nation is manipulative advertising.
As of 2013, top food companies have more power than some governments (Demaio). Fast food has become an enormous part of the average person’s daily lives (The Risks and Effects ). Ranging from pizza, tacos, burgers, and sub sandwiches fast food has made efforts to appeal to everyone’s taste buds. Restaurants using delivery services provide an yet another way for the people to get a quick, easy meal (The Risks and Effects ). With all the services fast food provides, there is a major consequence to eating fast food; it is extremely damaging to the body.