Because this book is dated, I would love to see Eric Schlosser write another book detailing changes that the fast food industry has made sense the release of this book. For example, many fast food places (McDonalds specially) have included apples, salads and chicken options to their menus. Granted, there is still a long way to go, but I think he should publish these changes and acknowledge what has changed for the better and what still needs to
We live in a society where most parents do not have the luxury to stay home and prepare healthy meals. Can we really blame people for their size? Or, are we a product of the society we live in? Knowing just how unhealthy, and harmful the food is at fast food restaurants, we cannot bring ourselves to stop consuming food equivalent to a heart attack served on a bun. Quite frankly, fast food is convenient and affordable.
Yet, I did expect a basic manner that I would expect in fast food restaurants in Korea. In fact, back in Korea two years ago, I saw a Burger King worker getting fired for being rude to a customer. Back then it was a small ritual for my friend and I to go to Burger King after our Wednesday soccer practice. As a result, we knew almost every worker in that fast food restaurant. Most of them greeted us in a perfect manner, but one worker had a particular attitude issue.
The first weakness that we can see is from the food assembly department. The job of food assembly department is to prepare the food and drinks and pass it to the food runner when food assembly department has received the stock release and sales order. This occasion may lead to theft of inventory. The food assembly department could have taken extra foods while preparing the foods to the food runner. Even though the accounting department finds out that there are missing foods, the food assembly department would find an excuse by saying that the foods are not missing but it is overcooked.
He also told me that there was a buffet that was all you could eat. I was not sure if I wanted the buffet or just order from the menu, but he said that I could go over the the buffet and see if i would like it. When I went over to the buffet, it seemed as though a stampede had just been there as there was barely any food. There was only a couple
He then talks about turnovers in the fast food industry. informing us that workers can get hired, fired, and replaced in a heartbeat. After that the writer mentions that some McDonald’s workers were forced to take a lie detector test to see if they were telling the truth about being in a union or not. The third chapter also notifies the readers about the dangers of working in a fast food restaurant. Fast food restaurants are very vulnerable to robbers looking for easy cash in the early morning and late night time.
“Fast food restaurants have us hooked on to their tasty food. You See a lot of people buying fast food because how good it tastes. Well let me tell you it is not good for your health. Why do fast food places lower their prices because they know people will buy it if it doesn’t cost that much and most people buy it cause that`s how much they can afford”. Fast food places is a way to not cook every week I feel bad for people when I go to McDonald’s and ask them, do you know what you’re eating in they say yes so I ask them, is that burger real such as real beef’ they say yes so I have to explain to them that you’re not eating real beef you’re eating a burger that has a lot of chemicals in it.
By using conflicting points of view, irony, tying in religious references, and giving anecdotes, Schlosser is able to effectively prove that success is not attainable for all fast-food workers. The various viewpoints that Schlosser presents are essential to his argument as they illustrate the gaps between achievement and failure in the fast food industry. Schlosser notes that, when a restaurant owner takes his crew to a conference meant to teach techniques to the average workers by upper-class business professionals, “The Little Caesars employees…have never seen anything like this before” (105). The
The media and Michael Pollan indicate that everything should be replaced with real, fresh, and unprocessed foods, instead of engineering in as much sugar, salt, and fat as possible into industrialized foods. With that being said, most restaurants and grocery stores are declining industrialized foods, giving the name, “food-like substances.” Freedman feels that it is not a realistic way to stop this obesity epidemic by trying to persuade people into completely changing their habits of eating. Instead, Freedman believes that incorporating better ingredients in processed foods will
Near the back of the book They Say/I say are readings to help people who have read this book use what they have learned. Don’t blame the eater by David Zinczenko published on November 23, 2002 by the New York Times. This reading was about how fast food should tell people that their food is bad for their customers. Fast food joints should have a calorie count to show the nutritional value. The next reading is Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff was taken from his book in 2003.
Lastly, chapter nine notifies people that kitchen sinks aren’t as clean as they may think. According to a study by the university of Arizona, a toilet seat is at times cleaner than a kitchen sink. It also educates its readers to beware of tampered food from fast-food restaurants, hence the stories told at the very end of the
The trick to making a gradual change is that when you go to the store, make it a point to purchase at least one thing from the glycemic index food list. Once you 've made a change - never go back to the old options. Sooner or later, everything in your diet will have a low glycemic index ranking. Now that we know WHAT to do to make the change in our diets, the
Meanwhile, Americans consume a lot of sugar in their everyday diet that contributes to an unhealthy lifestyle, not just sugary drinks. This ban is not a large solution as the Mayor Bloomberg may think. Banning the size of a sugary drink will not nether the rate of obesity, especially with as many fast-food restaurants as New York
Quoting Wal-Mart, Mr. Holt-Gimenez explains, “If you’ve always lived near a grocery store, or fresh market, here’s something you’ve probably never considered: There are neighborhoods across the United States where it is nearly impossible to find fresh produce. These places are called ‘Food Deserts’ and Walmart is committed to removing them from our communities” (525). Access to fresh, high-quality food is a major factor in today’s obesity problem and the reason why lower income individuals suffer from higher obesity. Lower income residents, often with no access to transportation other than the public system, are at the mercy of the food offerings that are within a few blocks from their home. With no grocery stores or fresh markets around, their choices are limited to fast, low-quality take out or pre-packaged foods void of any nutritious value.
In “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko explains that the only affordable meal choice for an American teenager is fast food. Zinczenko recognizes that families consume these food sources because of the numerous McDonald’s restaurants and the lack of grocery stores in the area. Zinczenko argues that “Some fast-food purveyors will provide calorie information on request, but even that can be hard to understand”(464). However, fast-food is not the blame as Zinczenko argues in the article it 's the consumer that is to blame. The consumer has the control to eat what they want.