Diagnostic Essay

Submitted By Windycitystar1
Words: 403
Pages: 2

Tyler Furreboe
English Composition
25 Aug. 2014

Diagnostic Essay Disgusting. Our fast food industry has lead us down an embarrassing path towards obesity, laziness, and death. Eric Schlosser writes about the truth of our beloved fast food and how it is changing society, health, and science. “Americans now spend more money on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music—combined” (Schlosser 1024). What does this tell us about our society? That society has now relied on fast food instead of cooking at home for cheaper. I find this shocking on so many levels, the fact that Americans are willing to fork out so much money on food that is terrible for you, than just staying home and cooking a cheaper (healthier) meal. In reference to What We Eat by Eric Schlosser, Schlosser writes “Family farms are now being replaced by gigantic corporate farms with absentee owners” (1028). This upsets me because when I think about farms, I think little red barn, country family, and a couple animals here and there. While in reality, it looks a lot more like endless fields of sick and dying cows on their way to get slaughtered. Fast food corporations are taking away what so many peoples lives rely on, dream of, and what they have inherited from so many generations before them. So much has been ruined by greedy fast food corporations. “The leading fast food chains still embrace a boundless faith in science—and as a result have changed not just what