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  • Corrupt And Ungenerous The Fast Food Industries
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    Fast Food Nation Ch. 1 Fast Food Nation: The Darker Side of the All-American Meal is very interesting and stimulating. The author, Eric Schlosser, makes excellent points in all his chapters, for example in the epilogue he describes how we can make a difference and that is by not buying fast food and by going somewhere else to eat. Also is chapter ten, he explains how the fast food industry is like a circus. However, not every chapter is as critical for people to read as chapter one. Chapter one ...
  • Fast Food Corporations
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    After watching Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me it became even clearer to me that there is an obesity crisis in this country. While this was not news to me; I was surprised by Dr. Sat cher, the former U.S. Surgeon General, stating that "left unabated obesity will surpass smoking as the number one preventable cause of death in this country". Morgan Spurlock focused his attention on McDonalds in his documentary, but I think to simply blame the fast food companies grossly simplifies the issue. The o...
  • America And New Fast Food Markets
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    If you like me you probably have had more fast food than you would like to admit. Fast food is an idea that has taken the world by storm, being able to travel from home to Chicago, to Boise, to Atlanta or now even China and get the same food made you way! Some people blame fast food for America's obesity and laziness problems while others could not live a day with out a Big Mac or Whopper. Fast food was originally intended to serve working class citizens at a fair price for food when they were h...
  • American Public The Truth About Fast Food
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    Evaluation of Super Size Me Americans are fat and growing fatter with each passing day. One does not have to do look far to see how fat we are. Take a stroll to the supermarket, college campuses, offices, playgrounds, fast food restaurants, or malls and see the evidence of fat America. What is causing this epidemic of obesity? There are a plethora of reasons including overeating, lack of exercise, fast food, processed food, dieting, and sedentary lifestyles. Morgan Spurlock of New York City deci...
  • Process Towards Today's Fast Food Society
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    Fast Food Nation Patel H. University Exp. 04-22-05'Fast Food Nation' by Eric Schlosser traces the history of fast food industry from old hotdog stands to the billion dollars franchise companies established as America spread its influence of quick, easy and greasy cuisine around the globe. It is a brilliant piece of investigative journalism that looks deep into the industries that have profited billion dollars in the American agriculture business, while engaging in labor practices that are often ...
  • Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser
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    Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser is the author who has written about the fast food industry and he presents many of his findings in the book "Fast Food Nation". However, his book is not merely an expose of the fast food industry but is even more a consideration of how the fast food industry has shaped and defined American society in America and for other nations as America exports its fast food culture to others. Schlosser describes a great deal of American culture to the fast food mentality, and...
  • Fast Food Industry
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    In the book Making Fast Food: From the Frying Pan into the Fryer, the author, Ester Reiter examines how the fast food industry changed the lives of many. In 1982-83, Ester Reiter, an assistant professor in Sociology at Brock University, spent five months working at Burger King. Much of the observations and research presented in the book are the author's real experiences and opinions during her time at this ever expanding fast-food outlet. In a fascinating way, this book looks at how the fast-foo...
  • Fast Food Industry
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    Many feel that the fast food industry is providing a valuable service by catering to consumer needs; that it is inexpensive and easily accessible. For people who don't have time to prepare meals, for households in which both parents work, there's no question it provides a service. But all of this for what cost? The cost is the lives of those people who work in the meat processing plants. Meat packing is now the most dangerous job in the United States. The men and women that work in the slaughter...
  • Aspect Of The Fast Food Restaurants
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    In chapter four of "The McDonaldization of Society", George Ritzer discusses calculability, the second dimension of McDonaldization. Calculability involves calculating, counting, and quantifying, which makes it very efficient in the process of McDonaldization. When taking the fast-food industry as an example, there are three key issues dealing with calculability. The first of these issues emphasizes quantity rather than quality of products. Just like all other industries, the fast-food industry ...
  • New Health Trend In Fast Food
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    It is nearly impossible to turn on the television or radio and not be hit with advertisements introducing the latest fast food trend - fresh and healthy food options. More often, the media bombards us with slogans such as Subway's common pitch to "eat fresh" or McDonald's million-dollar advertisement campaign to try the new fruit and walnut salad. Attention has made an abrupt turn from the greasy, deep-fried originals at the fast food chains to more health conscious food choices. Even a document...
  • Their Obesity Problem To Fast Food Companies
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    Today, many people eat fast food instead of home made food. The reason is that fast food is fast, cheap and convenient. However, at the same time, fast food is contributing to a big social problem in the U.S., which is obesity, and recently some people are beginning to sue the fast food companies for causing their obesity. Should the fast food companies have responsibility for American's obesity? My answer for this argument is 'No'. I think that whether people eat fast food or not is an individu...
  • Fast Food Industry
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    Fast food nation is about the consequences of the fast food culture that has developed in the US and has spread to other parts of the world. Every part of system is examined - the food, marketing, science of taste, supply production and human impact on both those that eat fast food and those who work for the fast food companies and the industries which supply the fast food chains. While fast food is appreciated by many, there is a dark side to that Fast Food Nation tries to point out with a grea...
  • Case Against The Fast Food Companies
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    Shame on You It seems that the average family is spending more time going out to fast food restaurants than eating at home. With more Americans eating out, obesity is at a new high. With the ever rising obesity problem in America, fast food chains are being pointed out as the ones to blame. Who's at fault? Is it the consumers or the companies making the unhealthy food readily available? While eating out is becoming the easiest alternative to a sit down dinner at home, the effects of too much fas...
  • Fast Food During Children's Television
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    Is there a strong connection between the fast food industry and the growing rate of obesity among young children? The answer is yes- fast food consumption is a large contributor to increasing child obesity risks and the effects of long-term health problems in the future. Children are bombarded by fast food advertising on a daily basis which lure them into wanting fast foods in addition to the great taste. The rapid growth of child obesity is in step with the growing fast food chains and market. ...
  • Schlosser's Fast Food Nation
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    Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation is a broad investigative work that demonstrate and criticize fast food industries. A lot of what is consumed by the nation today is fast food, due to the fact that many Americans are constantly on the go that they end up neglecting their diet. Most of those unhealthy diets can have a long term negative effect on people and can cause serious illnesses such as respiratory problems, and worse of all obesity which has become a nationwide epidemic. It is amazing to k...
  • Title Fast Food Nation
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    Fast Food Nation Front Cover Analysis Don't judge a book by its cover, but In this case we can. By simply looking closely at a pre determined front cover; we can learn a vast amount. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser uncovers the truth behind fast food and how it came to dominate the world. The front cover graphic shows a crispy box of French fries. The box with its patriotic stripes, stars and United States Island suggests that this book is focused on Americas eating habits. The children on th...
  • Consumer And The Industries
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    The fast food industry is one of the largest industries in the world. Fast food has been known to be a large area of investment involving food. Restaurants such as McDonalds and Burger King have been known for their popularity mostly from advertisements and are highly rated to be the trademarks for the fast food industry. Although part of the industry's functions is to sell their products, we [the consumers] play a large role in their profits to keep these restaurants in business. The question i...
  • Fast Food
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    We can see that this passage discusses the changes in American society thanks to fast food. In the first couple of paragraphs, we can see the author using himself as an example of effects of fast food in him mentioning that he has gained weight. Consequently, the American diet is explained. It talks about the how much American people eat junk food and how cheap it can be. Later on, we notice that advertisement plays an important role since Americans are constantly being encouraged to eat more. S...
  • Due To The Spread Of Fast Food
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    The fast food chains we have come to know and support make up one of the biggest industries in the nation. Every day, these corporate giants churn out Whoppers and Happy Meals to millions of consumers. However, it is not a coincidence that so many people are attracted to these chain restaurants. It is a result of ingenious marketing. Over the years, the fast food industry has used many cleverly planned tactics to provide the American consumer with products it can't refuse. They know how to take ...
  • Fast Food Outlets
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    Introduction For my whole life I have loved eating out and have done so on a regular basis. It is only recently, however, that I have become more aware of what is in the food that I am consuming. This has come about from the many articles in the newspaper, and on television programs about fast food outlets and how they prepare their food, which is sometimes alarming. I believe that society has these concerns also. I am particularly interested in the nutrient value of food and also concerned with...

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