Fast Food Nation (Book)
One of the sub-chapters in "What's in the Meat" is labeled "A Bug That Kills Children". In this chapter it explains in depth about the vicious strain of E. coli, and how it can hospitalize and/or kill anyone who consumes it.
Fast Food Nation (Book)
"It is dumped into pits, huge pools of excrement that the industry calls 'lagoons'." -Schlosser
Fast Food Nation (Book)
"America's fast food restaurants are now more attractive to armed robbers than convenience stores, gas stations, or banks." -Schlosser
Fast Food Nation (Book)
At the start of the chapter "Cogs in the Great Machine" the author describes the repulsive scent seemingly oozing through the air. He describes how local people physically suffer from the scent.
Fast Food Nation (Book)
"As we approach the start of the line, for the first time I hear the steady pop, pop, pop of live animals being stunned." -Schlosser
Super Size Me
In one scene, the main character interviews a few young elementary school-age children. He shows them pictures of easily recognizable figures in society/history such as George Washington and Jesus Christ. While some kids recognize these people, others are clueless. When Morgan shows the kids pictures of characters associated with fast food, such as Ronald McDonald, most of the kids excitedly shout their names.
Super Size Me
After eating 3 meals of McDonalds every day for 30 days, each week of Morgan's weight was as follows: to start, 185.5, then 194, then 203, then down to 202, and finally weighing in at 210.
Super Size Me
"If current trends continue, 1 out of every 3 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime." -Spurlock
Super Size Me
One man Morgan interviewed told a story of a man heckling a smoker about the dangers of smoking but said nothing about a very overweight woman near him. He basically asked why it was socially ok to bash smokers but frowned upon to do the same thing to overweight people.
Super Size Me
"...McDonalds claims that, even if true, it is also a matter of common knowledge that any processing that its foods undergo serve to make them more harmful than unprocessed foods." -Formal McDonalds Lawsuit
Fast Food Nation (Movie)
There is a scene where the brutally harsh boss of the migrant workers in the meat factory "shows his affection" for one of the girls working and she is frightened. After he leaves the woman working next to her tells him that the man is known to pick any girl and after filling his desires, fires them from the job.
Fast Food Nation (Movie)
"First thing I do whenever I start my shift is type in the last four digits of my Social Security number, then log in. And from then on, they keep track of every keystroke." -Amber (talking about working the cash register)
Fast Food Nation (Movie)
While the corporate man in the movie interviews Harry Rydell, he finds that Harry knows a lot more about the bad things and fecal matter in that goes into the beef, but even with this knowledge, has done absolutely nothing to prevent it.
Fast Food Nation (Movie)
"We come in here first thing in the morning. It's still dark, no traffic. Everybody's feelin' calm and sleepy. [Imitates Shotgun Sound] We'll be taking this order to go..." -Brian
Fast Food Nation (Movie)
In one of the last scenes of the movie, you see the true horrors of the slaughter houses. You see a cow shot, killed, hung, and sliced to bits in less that 2 minutes.
The Whole Story About Sugar
"'We actually need sugar; it's our body's preferred fuel," says David Katz,..."But we just eat too damn much of it." -David Katz
The Whole Story About Sugar
In 2012, The New York City Board of Health approved the country's first ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks.
The Whole Story About Sugar
In a poll taken in 1999, it was found that the average American eats 37.4 of high fructose corn syrup a year.
The Whole Story About Sugar
The article provides a small section with healthy options using less sugar such as adding extracts to recipes and having dessert less often.
The Whole Story About Sugar
The doctor, Dr. Katz, whom they interviewed explained that sugar is not bad and that it's perfectly fine to enjoy sugary things, but you have to enjoy it in moderation.
Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies
The researchers, Innes Asher of the University of Auckland and Hywel Williams of the Center for Evidence Based Dermatology at Britain's University of Nottingham said that it is possible that fast food intake might be contributing to the increasing prevalence of certain respiratory diseases.
Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies
They found that this result was the same in rich and poor countries all around the world and similar between boys and girls.
Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies
"'Saturated fatty acids, for example, have been shown to influence immune regulation in the body, and there is also some evidence to suggest a link between trans-fatty acids (found in margarine for example) and asthma. Or it could be something else such as sodium content (from salt), or sugar or carbs or even preservatives.'" -Hywel Williams
Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies
The study they conducted included around 400,000 children in 51 different countries and found that teens who ate the most fast food were much more at risk to have asthma.
Fast Food Linked to Asthma and Allergies
The article states that a lot of processed foods have linoleic acid which is necessary for health but can accidentally take the place of another fatty acid and that this switch can affect the immune system.
Parents Fail to See Children as Overweight, Obese
This poll was conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harvard School of Public Health, and National Public Radio to around 1,000 caregivers of children.
Parents Fail to See Children as Overweight, Obese
"Data showed that only 15% of the caregivers identified the children as a little or very overweight. National statistics suggest that 32% of children are overweight or even obese. In addition, only 20% of caregivers said they were worried that the children would be obese as adults. Currently, 69% of US adults are overweight, including 36% identified as obese and 6% as extremely obese." - Contemporary Pediatrics Staff
Parents Fail to See Children as Overweight, Obese
Although caregivers agreed that a good diet and keeping active was important but some said it was hard to make their children eat and exercise in a healthy way.
Parents Fail to See Children as Overweight, Obese
"Nearly all the children consumed foods with high fat and sugar content such as chips, fried food, fast foods, or sweets, and 48% of their caregivers admitted that at times it was all right to take a break from being concerned that these foods could lead to unhealthy weight gain." - Contemporary Pediatrics Staff
Parents Fail to See Children as Overweight, Obese
Researchers say that caregivers seriously disregard their children's health risks from being obese and overweight.
Don Thompson
Don Thompson is the president and CEO of McDonald's Corporation, which is the world's largest food service company.
Don Thompson
"In July 2012, Thompson became President and CEO and is leading the company's mission to become 'our customers' favorite place and way to eat and drink.'" -Author not cited
Don Thompson
He started as an electrical engineer, and has held jobs such as Regional Vice President, Division President, and Chief Operating Officer.
Don Thompson
"Thompson received a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an Honorary Doctorate degree in Science from Excelsior College." -Author not cited
Don Thompson
Don Thompson lives in Chicago and has two kids and a wife.
7 Dirty Secrets Fast Food Chains Don't Want You to Know
"The average fast food visit can result in consuming anywhere between 800 to 1,100 calories, and in some cases, double that, exceeding the recommended daily caloric intake for adults and children in a given day." -Jill Ettinger
7 Dirty Secrets Fast Food Chains Don't Want You to Know
Over the years, fast food companies have doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled sizes of their containers for fries and sodas.
7 Dirty Secrets Fast Food Chains Don't Want You to Know
The article explains how preschool kids have seen increasingly larger numbers of adds for fast food in the last couple of years.
7 Dirty Secrets Fast Food Chains Don't Want You to Know
"Fast food packaging is second only to cigarette butts in public litter and according to Californians Against Waste, less than 35% of fast food stores' waste is diverted from landfills." -Jill Ettinger
7 Dirty Secrets Fast Food Chains Don't Want You to Know
There can be bits and pieces of beef from as many as 100 different cows in a single burger, making it difficult to trace bacteria outbreak.
Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
The picture of the burger that is advertised on television is taller than the actual box that it is sold in.
Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
"Don't ask me how this advertising is legal." -Dario D.
Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
In most of the pictures, each of the advertised sandwiches are rotated to a more attractive angle and slightly fluffed up.
Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
One experience of a man in Australia went as follows: He ordered a Filet-O-Fish and received a bun with almost no "fish" and half a slice of cheese on the outside of the bun.
Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
Many people have in-depth stories and accounts of their less-than-appetizing and nightmarish experiences of ordering/receiving fast food.
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