The Perils of the Fast Food Industry
A discussion on how the fast food industry is changing the land, workforce and culture of the U.S., based on Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal".
# 148174 | 1,221 words | 1 source | MLA | 2011 |
Published on Sep 18, 2011 in Business (Industries) , Literature (American) , Nutrition (Food) , Sociology (General)
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The paper addresses the fast food industry's attitude and actions towards its low-income labor force, using Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal" as guide. The paper notes that while purchasing goods from Wal-Mart, given its labor practices, may be ethically dubious, eating fast food also robs the consumer of his or her health, through obesity and poor nutrition. The paper then discusses how while processed food may have become endemic to American life, fast food restaurants make such food infinitely easier and more pleasant to consume. The paper argues that fast food robs the land, numbs the soul to worker abuses, and numbs the palate with unsanitary and unhealthy food.
From the Paper:"According to Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal", the fast food industry has completely and irrevocably changed the American landscape, workforce, and culture. Many of the aspects of fast food culture Schlosser demonizes are also applicable to other forms of American capitalism--for example, Wal-Mart also makes use of poorly paid workers who receive few benefits, and are used as disposable commodities, rather than participants in a company who can look forward to being promoted and share in its profits."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001.
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