Fast Food in a Fast World; Put the fork down and buy local

Partida 1

Most Americans consume fast food because it is cheap, fast and satisfying. However, this has backfired in the long run leaving us with overweight children and people suffering with Diabetes and a high Cholesterol. I agree that fast food is fast and predictable because no matter where you go you will always have the same recipe in front of you. Fast food places are constantly busy and the business in rising due to a high percentage of Americans consuming it. This has become Americans biggest issue and the reason why there are people with so many health problems.

Corporations like McDonalds have their food frozen for months and their food has traveled thousands and thousands of miles. Buying organic food at Farmers Markets or even fruit stands will decrease your chances of heart diseases. It is not healthy for us to eat deep fried fries and frozen meat. We already had an outbreak of E Coli in the early 1990’s when a child consumed a contaminated burger from a fast food restaurant and died tragically from diarrhea and dehydration. More than 30% of E Coli victims are under the age of 10.

America needs to take a stand because it is us that control those major corporations that own the fast food industry. They make us feel like we have a choice when we go to any grocery store; however that is not the case. Most products are owned by only a few companies which mean we don’t have a choice and we are given nearly the same product each time and our chances to find something that hasn’t been processed are slim. We need to act now if we want to make our world a better place for us and future generations.

This is as healthy as it gets

Works Cited

Transportation, Adding. “Buy Local, Local Food Is Sustainable – The Issues – Sustainable Table.” Sustainabletable. Web. 01 June 2010. <http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/eatlocal/&gt;.

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12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sarence on June 2, 2010 at 4:56 am

    It’s a scary fact that these huge companies make the decisions on what food we can get. Fast food is only good for our convenience but is not very good for our health.
    -Sarence Simatupang

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  2. Posted by Gabriel Enriquez on June 2, 2010 at 5:53 am

    legit…. but I still like the McFlurry.

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  3. Posted by Alex Alonso on June 2, 2010 at 9:42 am

    i use to eat meat…and its cause of stuff like this, and the fact that being vegetarian puts on 10 years of life automatically, that i am still vegetarian today. Does McDonald’s really refrigerate their “food” that long?? Gross. Straight out GROSS.
    Good job!

    -Alonso, Alexander.

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  4. Posted by Nabeel Fargo on June 3, 2010 at 7:51 am

    This is a very important issue because clearly obesity in America is on the rise, and fast food chains tend to be the source of food for most of the people who suffer from obesity in America.

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  5. Posted by David Castillo on June 3, 2010 at 9:10 am

    This is driving me crazy and for people like me who don’t know how to cook its almost like i have no choice and am forced to eat fast food. I really think this is an important topic but really its very difficult for any change to be done since the the food corporations have their lackeys in all the nooks and crany’s of the food department. Fast food is a simple way to get food that will harm your body and raise your chances of getting unhealthy and or dying of obesity.
    -David (Daveeed) Castillo

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  6. This blog has been a real eye-opener for me because of the fact that the epidemic of E coli affected a vast number of kids that were under the age of 10. it has also made realize the risk of catching a disease just by the way our food is handled before it is recieved.

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  7. This blog has been a real eye-opener for me because of the fact that the epidemic of E coli affected a vast number of kids that were under the age of 10. it has also made realize the risk of catching a disease just by the way our food is handled before it is recieved.

    by Sebastian Lafo

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  8. Eating fast food has been one of the most dangerous and serious issues in our world today. we truly need to do something about it, because in my opinion it is a life and death issue. This blog `s persuasive ideas for eating healthy food, and quitting fast food, really exceeded my expectation, because it was very well done in a way that makes you want to do react. thank you for sharing these essential ideas.
    Dalea Kandela

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  9. Posted by Andrew Cortez on June 6, 2010 at 10:09 am

    You have some great thoughts and ideas. A good video to get some more ideas is “Super-size Me.” Hopefully people will one day understand the dangers of fast food and figure either a way to make it healthier or eliminate the food.

    – Andrew Cortez

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  10. Really good ideas….! ill try to not eat at the fast food place!! because it sounds like it is not a good idea to get healthy.

    -Tae Choi

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