“Where’s the Beef?” Clara Peller inquires. Likewise, Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me, which Spurlock directed himself, leaves me asking the same question. Spurlock’s thesis argues that fast food is harmful to our health. Spurlock conducts the experiment on himself in order to prove that McDonald’s fast-food is intended to be eaten for every meal of every day, and McDonald’s is aware that the daily McDiet is dangerous. Thus, substantiates that the two young girls in the attending lawsuit have a viable claim. Spurlock’s fast-food experiment includes the following rules: Spurlock must eat at McDonald’s three times a day for 30 days, finish all meals, try everything on the menu, super size when offered, and limit exercise to …show more content…
The fast-food experiment is one-sided and not a wide enough study, as there is only one individual/restaurant involved. In addition, every person is different in how his or her body processes food. Thus, for some individuals like Spurlock, by ingesting too many calories per day the inevitable result is weight gain. Yet, Don Gorske’s cholesterol remained at 140 after years of eating Big Macs (totaling 19,852) proving a similar stance in the opposing direction. Therefore, Spurlock’s findings for his one-sided experiment were too exaggerated and not scalable to the general population. Clinical studies were created to prevent Spurlock’s biased style of procedures. In the third case, Spurlock has too broad of an argument, focused on too many subjects, and ultimately did not demonstrate (per the lawsuit) how McDonald’s intended for its customers to eat a McDiet three times a day, every day, and that McDonald’s was aware that the specified regimen was dangerous. Indeed, fast food is harmful to our health when consumed in excess; however, Spurlock’s ceaseless bingeing overstates the good point. Today, we are inundated with information related to life’s dangers, but we should not follow these messages
The application of this, however, is inherently flawed and in terms of medical care our citizens are not receiving proper care. Throughout Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser emphasizes the large amount of untold victim ’s stories and Schlosser narrates an incident that occurred in the workplace in order to stress the importance
“Don’t Blame the Eater”, written by David Zinczenko, is a short article discussing how fast food is the main cause of childhood obesity. This article came about in relations to two kids filing a lawsuit against McDonalds for making them fat. He begins his piece by sympathizing with these individuals because he used to be like them. Zinczenko then informs the reader of his background and how he fell into the category of being dependent upon quick and easy meals. In an attempt to provide a valid argument, he debates on how kids raise themselves while their parents are at work and that the nutritional values are not labeled upon prepared foods.
In the 2004 academy award nominated documentary Super Size Me, director Morgan Spurlock presents unsettling information about the health risks associated with a fast food exclusive diet (McDonald’s specifically). During this film, Morgan Spurlock uses several different field research methods to test his hypothesis and validate his findings. In one particular scene, we are shown the decomposition of McDonald’s food over a ten week span. Using observation-based research, we can clearly see how McDonald’s hamburgers and fries decay compared to hamburgers and fries lacking artificial preservatives. After a ten week period, we are shown that McDonald’s fries are seemingly unaffected.
The first two cafes drinks were more caloric, double the price and took longer than the third café. Given that, Freedman thanks McDonalds. Eminent voices in the food culture convince people that McDonalds is unhealthy. Most processed foods are considered unhealthy because of the artificial flavoring, and preservatives. That being the case, whole-some foods are considered healthy because it doesn’t sit on the shelf for a month.
In “How Junk Food Can End Obesity” David Freedman argues that ending processed food is not going to help solve obesity problems. He knows that “Junk food is bad for you because it’s full of fats and problems carb” (Freedman 515). Freedman believe that we should use technology to improve fast-food by taking out the unhealthy products in it, instead of getting rid of fast-food entirely. He also talks about his experiences with food between wholesome food and McDonald’s. He discusses how McDonald’s smoothies have the lowest calories and are cheapest out of all other smoothies he had.
Though he was mostly concerned about the labor exploitation in industrialized cities, Sinclair’s gripping description of the filthy conditions and frequent contamination of food caused disturbing revelation in the public for the lack of concern over cleanliness and the disgusting conditions of the meat-packing facilities. Sinclair’s exposé and resulting public pressure on President Roosevelt led to the creation of the Meat Inspection Act, the Pure Food and Drug Act, and the Food and Drug Administration, which still regulates all food sold in the United States. Before Sinclair’s book, Americans were blissfully unaware of the state their food was being produced, but due to Sinclair’s “muckraking”, the public were now informed and took the proper procedures needed to right it. More modernly, the movie Super Size Me (2004), a documentary film that follows director Morgan Spurlock through a 30-day period where he consumed only McDonald’s food, highlighted the life-risking and dangerous qualities of fast food and—like The Jungle— attributed to change. Spurlock’s movie received critical and public acclaim, and six weeks after the release, McDonald’s removed the Super Size option from the menu and introduced “Go Active” adult happy meals.
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).
Junk food is responsible for the growing rate of obesity. This is outlined by David freedman in his article of “How junk food can end obesity.” David Freedman has credited the “health-food” motion, and followers of it along with Michel Pollan. Freedman claims that if the America desires to stop the obesity epidemic, or at least reduce its effects, they must shift to the fast meals and processed meals enterprise for assist, now not the “health-food” movement.
In David Freedman’s essay How Junk food Can End Obesity, Freedman makes the claim to policy arguing that instead of demonizing processed foods, Americans should instead support the idea and production of healthier processed and junk foods. He calls on the public to recognize that while many products on the market these days are labeled as “wholesome” and “healthy”, consumers should learn to become aware of the fat and calorie content in these products because many times they have the same- if not more- fat and calorie contents as that of a typical Big Mac or Whopper. In his essay, Freedman primarily places blame on the media and the wholesome food movement for the condemnation of the fast and processed food industries saying, “An enormous amount of media space has been dedicated to promoting the notion that all processed food, and only processed food, us making us sickly and overweight” (Freedman), he further expresses that this portrayal of the
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
Morgan Spurlock, an American Independent Filmmaker embarked on an experiment of eating only McDonalds for thirty days. He documented his findings in a documentary titled “Supersize Me” As a result, Spurlock gained nearly twenty-five pounds, and his body mass increased almost fifteen percent. The reason behind Spurlock’s investigation was to identify the problem with our countries rise in obesity, largely contributed to a lack of fresh and healthy food being available. Obesity is an epidemic plaguing our country ever so quickly and one of the biggest reasons for it is many communities don’t have access to fresh food, and in many times that food if available exceeds the families budget. The United States Department of Agriculture (1) defines
Don’t Blame the Eater: Rebuttal In his article "Don 't Blame the Eater", David Zinczenko discusses that obesity is a grave health issue I the United States of America. He argues that almost all of the kids who eats at fast food joints are more likely to become obese. He then goes on to inform his readers that during his teenage years, he, like many other American kids, was surviving on fast-food due to it accessibility and affordability.
Super-Size Me is a documentary film, created by Morgan Spurlock. This documentary emphasizes the message of the risks of consuming fast food and the outcomes that fast food has on people’s health. Spurlock came up with this idea from a lawsuit that involved two young girls suing McDonalds for their weight problems. The presiding judge over this case ruled that there was not sufficient evidence that their health issues were caused by consuming food from McDonalds. As an experiment to see if these girl’s claim had any merit, Spurlock was determined to only consume food from McDonalds for thirty days and see if there was any correlation between eating fast food and declining of health.
“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
Introduction A. From quotation of fast food online,Jeremy Rifkin said “In this country ,the health concerns and the environmental concerns are as deep as in Europe. All the surveys show that. But here,we didn’t have the cultural dimension. This is the fast food culture. B.