Essay To the Moon and Back

Submitted By TammySale1
Words: 382
Pages: 2

The American Menu America has many ways to represent the nation, such as Hollywood movies, American football and timeless land marks like Mount Rushmore. Sadly, America has been recognized for more than just the home place of the Wild West or a nation of independence and freedom. It is now seen as a place to fill up on the most delicious fast food it can bring to the table. Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation explains that home cooking has taken a back seat to the success of fast food companies such as McDonalds, Taco Bell and Domino’s pizza. He writes “Fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society.” (Schlosser) Eric Schlosser writes that” The domination of fast food does not just affect the diet of American people but also other aspects of the economy”. “During a relatively brief period of time, the fast food industry has helped to transform not only the American diet but also our landscape, economy, workforce, and popular culture.” (Schlosser) Fast food is not just prized for the food itself, but also because it represents a safe and familiar way to become part of society, despite the consequences it offers. When ordering at the fast food place of choice, people often do not take into consideration where the food comes from, and what adverse effects it could have upon them. It is that trust Americans have their fast food legends, that has encouraged way