Fast Food is Bad For Humans and Other Living Things Essay
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“Grab and Go!” shimmer windows of many fast food restaurants in the new XXI century. “It is really comfortable and it saves time”, my old neighbor whispers to me as a secret. “Today is my birthday! Let’s go to McDonalds and order cheese hamburgers and fries!” – My niece is screaming with delight in her face. Finally, really big hamburger appears in TV screen during commercial and looking juicy with fresh green salads forcing every one of us to feel hungry. However, fast food restaurants serve not only food lacking of vitamins and nonnutritive value, but also are responsible for endangered species, biodiversity reduction, worsening human’s health, and risk to run out of natural food and medicine sources that can lead to human’s extinction.…show more content…
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Fast food chains serve the same food over the world. That means they serve the same French fries made from the same type of potatoes and the same salads made from the same type of lettuce and tomatoes in every country. Fats food chains move into countries where the fast food ingredients are quite different from traditional local ingredients. Local farmers abandon their traditional crops and try to grow food needed for the very limited international menus. This reduces diversity of local crops (Hiramoto 35-37) In September of this year in New York Times appeared a new article that demonstrated the fact that was observed by long year pediatrician Dr. Michalis Stagourakis. He stated that there is ratio between bad diet and maladies as sniffles, and stomachaches that “are interspersed with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol”. Bad diet resources were described as places were children could buy fast food: pizza parlor, vending machines and other shops supplying junk food (ROSENTHAL ).
Tendency to obesity eating fast food was proven by many experiments. For example, Indian experts propose, there is ratio between growing malnutrition and obesity. According that normal humans diet was changed into “fast diet”, some changes in humans body was observed (Chatterjee 1948). The same fact was proven by American experts. Data from a nationally representative survey shown that fast
Pros And Cons Of Mcdonalds Essay
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McDonalds: Welcome sign in the high street or a place to avoid?
In this essay I will be discussing the pros and cons of fast foods. Now a day every body will recognize the golden arches of McDonalds, it is hard not to. McDonalds has restaurants everywhere, beside major roads and in almost every high street. Their commercials are on television at least once a day. They became popular within a couple of years. Teenagers especially like McDonalds because of the relaxed atmosphere, cheap prizes and the fact that all over the world you know what you are buying. In restaurants I find that the waiter there look at me and think that I might not be able to pay for the meal. With McDonalds I find that every person is welcome to come in and eat, no…show more content…
Mostly the animals are living in bad conditions. Chickens get born with foot disorders. But then again I guess that the animals the produce the meat for the top class restaurants suffer the same.
The fast food industry advertises with the target of children. With there freebies and bright adverts the get children to make their parents take them to McDonalds. They manipulate the easiest target. Children will moan and whine until they go to McDonalds. If health stores had the money to advertise then I am sure that they too would be popular. Just as it is now health shops are rather expensive and have a major “hippy” label. If the prices would go down and the public realized what was better for them, the popularity of the stores would increase.
I don’t understand who decides what is popular or not. I think that people are just like blind dummies that just follow the majority, being different is just not accepted by society
After taking a survey in the class it turned out that eleven people out of fifteen went to McDonalds in the last seven days at least once. I think that the reason that McDonalds is so popular is because McDonalds is an American way of life, and by eating it you are buying into the American life style. America has always dominated trends, not only in eating habits but also in fashion and Americans mostly dominate the music charts.
Personally I like eating at McDonalds, but it is not like I have to eat there because my whole class eats there. I