How Does Fast Food Affect American Culture

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The popularity of fast food in today's society is unquestionable. It seems walking down the average main road in any town of America, one sees a McDonald’s, Taco Bell, or some other form of fast food. Fast food has steadily made its way into the American culture. The rise of fast food in America is affecting many aspects of the American life. Since America first introduced fast food in the forms or hot dog stands and ball game treats, the industry has grown immensely. “Fast food is now served at restaurants and drive-throughs, at stadiums, airports, zoos, high schools, elementary schools, and universities, on cruise ships, trains, and airplanes, at K-Marts, Wal-Marts, gas stations, and even at hospital cafeterias.” (Schlosser 1). The abundance of fast food restaurants is a major reason that they are so popular in the United States. These days Americans work at a fast pace, fast food chains allow easy accommodations for customer’s schedules.“On any given day in the United States about one-quarter of the adult population visits a fast food restaurant.” (Schlosser 1). Not only are fast food restaurants popular, they are also a cheaper option than many dine in restaurants.…show more content…
Fast food restaurants are full of genetically modified foods that are manipulated so they are cost efficient; “ most fast food is delivered to the restaurant already frozen, canned, dehydrated, or freeze-dried” (Schlosser 1). The health value of these foods that American’s eat on a regular basis are high in sodium and many other unpleasantries. “These foods are often high in calories yet offer little or no nutritional value”(Pietrangelo 1). The effect of the low quality of food reflects on many negative topics; “And the same meat industry practices that endanger these workers have facilitated the introduction of deadly pathogens, such as E. coli 0157:H7, into America’s hamburger meat, a food aggressively marketed to children” (Schlosser

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