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Running Head: DETRIMENTAL INGREDIENTS IN FAST FOOD MEALS 1 The Fast-Food Industry: The Hidden Detrimental Ingredients Lurking in Fast-Food Meals Alexa C. Morales Georgia Southern University
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DETRIMENTAL INGREDIENTS IN FAST FOOD MEALS To Whom It May Concern: Based on my experience conducting academic research, the research required for the Synthesis paper was significantly tedious, but quite worthwhile. The assignment entailed a compilation of credible sources who offered valuable insight into my particular science-based controversy. I chose to investigate the detrimental ingredients contained in an average fast food meal, coupled by their subsequent health related effects on consumers. In my previous writing classes, the courses were similar with respect to the themes and organization of material. However, I was not previously exposed to the degree of commitment required to propose a research question and produce the results in a limited period of time. I chose my specific topic and respective research question based on personal fascination, as well as the availability of academic sources offered by the Georgia Southern University library resources and the submissions of associated journals and books online. I directed my focus on an interesting aspect of the overall theme of fast food consumption in order to appeal to my relatable readers. It was initially difficult to locate my particular research question as it was an uncommon focal point. However, further exploration allowed me to gather sources, evaluate their bias and credibility, and finally, include them in the final draft of my Synthesis paper. I discarded irrelevant information and unsubstantiated sources. Overall, this research project greatly improved my understanding of the topic chosen and the general APA guidelines required to produce a well written paper. The process of synthesizing information allowed me to gain insight of various interdisciplinary perspectives and to effectively convey both the sources’ ideas, as well as my own personal viewpoints. I do believe 2
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DETRIMENTAL INGREDIENTS IN FAST FOOD MEALS that the paper fulfills the purpose for this assignment, which prompted the writer to elaborate on a controversial theme while simultaneously adhering to the standard APA formatting procedures. The paper is also suitable for my intended audience as it provides a comprehensive analysis of fast food composition and its detrimental effect on the quality of life and standard of living of consumers in contemporary society. 3
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DETRIMENTAL INGREDIENTS IN FAST FOOD MEALS The Hidden Detrimental Ingredients Lurking in Fast-Food Meals “Today the U.S. government can demand the nation-wide recall of defective softball bats, sneakers, stuffed animals, and foam-rubber toy cows. But it cannot order a meatpacking company to remove contaminated, potentially lethal ground beef from fast food kitchens and supermarket shelves” (Schlosser, 2012). Fast-food has radically transformed the nature of
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