Corporate Greed In E. Coli's Fast Food Nation

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Fast Food Nation The book “Fast Food Nation” is about the darker side of the very popular trend of American fast food. It talks about how greedy, money hungry fast food industries like McDonald’s practice unpleasant ways of handling poultry, for the sake of making a profit. The reckless ways of fast food handling have been the cause of many foodborne illnesses, the most well known being E. Coli. The reason for this recklessness: Corporate greed. The book talks about how corporate greed is driving fast food companies to turn to polluting, unhealthy ways of processing their food when they should be trying to stick with greener ways of making their company flourish. Fast food is one of the main reasons for childhood obesity in America. The reason…show more content…
The most well known being cardiovascular disease, E.Coli, and obesity. Cardiovascular disease is the cause of 1 and 4 deaths in America. It happens because of the buildup of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the veins and arteries, therefore the heart will have to work harder to pump blood throughout the system. The veins in the body become a timebomb and once a vein ruptures, leading to a stroke or a heart attack. Obesity affects more than 35% of adults in America, reasons for that are the availability and cheap prices of fast food, and the amount of physical activity in Americans plummeting. Fast food is filled with carbohydrates, which are broken down into a simpler sugar called glucose. Glucose is used for energy for the body’s activities. However, if the body does not use the glucose it has been supplied, it is converted into fat. Too much fat in the body will lead up to obesity, meaning that one's body weight is 20% higher than it should be. There are many problems that can be associated with obesity i.e. type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and artery blockage. All of these can lead up to the big killer which was mentioned earlier, cardiovascular

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