English 101 Buyer Beware

English 101 Buyer Beware - Patrick Sowell English 101 Paper...

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Patrick Sowell English 101 Paper 4 “Buyer Beware” You Should Know Better Fast food presents many well known dangers; therefore, buyer beware applies to fast food. It is common knowledge that fast food is not good for you. Any doctor would agree that fast food is unhealthy. In Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser presents the idea that fast food is not only unhealthy but presents many risks. Schlosser explains how many fast food chains have had contamination problems with such contaminants as e-coli. Schlosser also explains how it is relatively common knowledge that fast food is harmful (Schlosser 197). Schlosser’s general depiction of fast food is that fast food is not an inevitable outcome but exists because of the consumers. In Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock a similar idea is depicted. Spurlock’s documentary of McDonald’s is set to prove that fast food presents many health risks. Spurlock goes on to eat three McDonald’s meals a day for thirty days, and if they ask, to ” supersize it” he has to comply. Spurlock documents his cholesterol, body fat percentage and weight based all on his fast food diet. Both Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me show why fast food is so dangerous, Fast food presents many health risks that are common knowledge for buyers. It is common knowledge that fast food is unhealthy. Fast food has a high fat content level, as well as sugar and salt. Any doctor would be able to determine that fast food is unsafe and unhealthy because of
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Irenejackson during the Spring '08 term at University of Maine Orono .

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