Fast Food Essay

Submitted By sharliejackson
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Sharlie Jackson
Megan Poyndexter
Jan. 6, 2013
Current Events

Fast Food

Fast food is food that can be prepared and served very quickly. While any meal with low preparation time can be considered to be fast food, the term refers to food sold in a restraunt or store with preheated or precooked. Where does this food come from? What the nutrition facts, cost, convience of fast food? What are some of the main fast food restraunts? So where does the meat you eat come from? How does this sound steroid-pumped, caged cattle, knee-deep in urine soaked manure. This beef is also given antibiotics on a daily basis to stop illness and disease.The meat from these cattle, when prepared as hamburger, is spiked with ammonia before sale to fast food stores. Does an of this scare you? Well, it should because you are eating hamburgers from cattle raised in a manner that is absolutely discusting. If you have never heard of factory farming, this is how it goes. Factory farming is the practice of raising overcrowded livestock in a confined space. It’s designed to produce the highest output for the lowest cost by relying on the cost advantages that a business obtains due to expansion, modern machinery, biotechnology and global trade. Confinement at high stocking density requires the use of powerful antibiotics to reduce the spread of disease and pestilence caused by crowded living conditions. Antibiotics keep livestock alive by killing intestinal bacteria long enough for them to be sent to the slaughterhouse. Growth hormones, antimicrobial agents and breeding programs produce animals more suited to the confined conditions, but less suited for the dinner table. You are eating factory farmed meat from a sick, diseased animal being treated daily by a veterinarian working for a large corporation whose sole assignment is to get that steer to market before the animal dies. Does this sound like that hambuger you eat at your favorite fast food restraunt, because it is. This is where it all comes from. How healthy is this food for you? Its not only fatty and addictive but its also very dangerous. Fast food chains' super-sized portions promote over-eating, and floppy thighs and sagging bellies portend failing health. The high-fat, high-calorie, low-nutrition, vegetable-starved diet offered by the fast-food industry encourages obesity and raises bad cholesterol. So if you are seeking ways to increase your waist size, clog your arteries and elevate your risk of cardiovascular disease, then make fast foods a staple in your daily diet. Because its said junk food is cheaper than real food it has become an excuse of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. People say its cheaper to go to a fast food…