Supersize Me, The Truth Revealed In the film “Supersize Me” the strategies they use to convince the viewer that McDonalds is unhealthy are misleading and distort the truth. During the documentary Morgan Spurlock stages a lot of the content used. One example of this is when he throws up from the first time he eats a supersized meal. Throughout the entire documentary he gets supersized meals nine times but yet he only throws up the first time he eats a supersized meal. If he got sick from eating one supersized meal it is extremely likely that he would get sick almost every time he ate a supersized meal.
John’s Meat Market In contrast to the millions of people that relocated to obtain jobs constructing roads, or building ships, or were prematurely cast into the role of managing a farm, substantial numbers of people continued working at their prewar occupations. Nonetheless, the war altered their lives as commodity shortages and rationing affected everyone; even imposing adjustments to the daily operations of main street businesses as inconspicuous as John’s Meat Market in Almelund, Minnesota. Traditionally, John’s merchandise included various cuts of beef and pork, along with chicken, and butter. His customers either purchased the goods with money, or bartered for credit with live chickens or hogs, which John could butcher and sell to his patrons. However, with the advent of the war and the subsequent rationing, consumers also needed government issued food stamps to procure butter and the majority of meat products.
The only way to possibly defeat mcdonald 's was to present actual evidence that they were encouraging people to supersize their meal. during the test, Spurlock questioned random people whether or not they ate at mcdonalds. Most said they did. What was astonishing is that most of these people knew eating too much could be bad, but ultimately they ignored the fact. During the month Spurlock was asked to whether or not he wanted his meal supersized 9 times.
Paul McCartney once said,” If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian”. At the same time, these animals are tortured and most never see the light of day and workers are underpaid, overworked, and taken advantage of but people turn a blind eye when they are told about how the animals and employees are treated. Meatpacking employees are constantly injured on a daily basis. Schlosser, in Fast Food Nation, states, “ The injury rate in a slaughterhouse is about three times higher than the rate of a typical American factory”. If the employers are being careless about the safety of their employees, does that mean they are careless when it comes to the meat?
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.
Uptown Sinclair’s book The Jungle was originally written to expose the working conditions within the meat packing industry. Sinclair shocked millions as he bore what it was really like behind the scenes. Employees worked with contaminated and rotting meat, which was not a health violation at the time. This eventually led to new food and federal safety laws. Most of the labor force was an immigrant, who moved to the United States with hopes of the “American Dream.” Most would say that they did not find what they were looking for.
“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. White Castle began to change this negative image of hamburgers by preparing all meat in front of a window that customers could see through.
throws away half of all food produce” By Suzanne Goldenberg explains how Fresh produce is often wasted in fields,warehouses,supermarkets,restaurants,and refrigerators. The second article, “How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste” By Daniel Boffey shows A supermarket in Norway which is dedicated to selling expired and old food. The third article, “Ending world hunger by stopping food waste in the fields” By Bjorn Lomborg tell the reader about how one quarter of all
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
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.
The main contributor, widely reported by top experts, is the consumption of cheap, and convenient foods such as fast food and the myriad of boxed foods available in the supermarket. Diane Brady asserts in her essay, “The Employer-Friendly Case for Pricer Big Macs” that “Of all the reasons why a third of U.S. adults are obese, the lure of cheap, unhealthy food ranks near the top” (519). With continual attention being given to the effects of unhealthy foods on adults and especially young people, one would think that America would wise up and stop consuming it at such an alarming rate. Again, Brady points out that, “Fast food chains have raised their game with healthier menu offerings and support for programs that encourage physical activity, but they continue to thrive by selling high-calorie food. McDonald’s salads, introduced in 1987, make up just 2 percent to 3 percent of U.S. sales” (520).
That action leads to a clear and present danger in our communities. 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.
busy and fully scheduled parents take advantage of the convienent hours and proces fat food restraints have to offer. completely unaware, meat in our burgers and everything already pre coked is pretty much fake. and labeled wrong with incorrect false nutrition labels. the consequences we face in our daily diet are based on nutrition labels. which are most of the times based of false theories.
According to Gus Lubin the author of “13 Disturbing Facts about Mcdonald’s” 68 million people eat McDonald’s daily. However, what effect does this food have on your health? Morgan Spurlock pondered the same question and went on a strict one month diet of eating nothing but McDonald’s. In Supersize Me, Spurlock eats Mcdonald’s with the intention to show how it affects people 's health. As he is doing his month of experimental diet he shows how the food affects not only him, but also how the food affects all people.