Communications speech 1 book report

Communications speech 1 book report - How many of you have...

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How many of you have eaten at a fast food restaurant in the past week? How many people do you know that have eaten at a fast food restaurant in the past week? The numbers keep escalating. Fast food chains are one of the biggest growing industries in not only the U.S., but around the world. I know you may be thinking that this book, Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, is about how unhealthy this food is for you. However, this is not the case, although the health risks are mentioned in one of the chapters. This book is about much more than that. It talks beyond the unnatural processed food and the chemical flavorings laced into every bite of a hamburger, beyond the growing obesity numbers in the U.S. It goes deep into the inner workings of the fast food corporations and factories, uncovering some serious and disturbing facts that may make you think twice about eating at a fast food restaurant. One thing Schlosser points out over and over again about fast food restaurants is how they are increasing everywhere we go. It used to be that you would not see a fast food restaurant out in the country, but now it seems everywhere we look there is a fast food chain popping up, putting smaller mom and pop restaurants out of business. Did you know that in almost every country in the world, there is now a McDonalds? It is a sort of suburban homogenization. The fast food industry has started to make every one of our towns and cities look alike, with the same clusters of Pizza Huts, Subways, McDonalds, and Wendy’s everywhere. They are losing their individuality by each added fast food restaurant. Their towering neon signs have become visual pollution along our highways and interstates. It is hard to go look at a beautiful cityscape without your eye catching a big yellow M, glaring at you from between buildings. Another big problem with the fast food industry is their marketing towards children. It is a sort of brainwashing, in a way that they get cute mascots and the coolest toys, and advertise for the kids. This will bring them double profit, because the children
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