May 10, 8 Comments In order to regain control of our health, we need to let go of our childish attachments to food. Rather, I mean we have become attached to the food of children. While hamburgers were introduced to the United States in the early 20th century, the first fast-food restaurant chain, White Castle, opened its doors in in Wichita, Kansas selling burgers for a nickel along with side orders of fries and a colas.
Interview with Eric Schlosser 1. Why did you choose to write about fast food? It seems that we all eat fast food.
At least one quarter of American adults eat fast food everyday. And one out of every eight adults has worked at some time during his or her lives. I think it's important that people know what they are eating and especially to know what their children are eating.
After reading the book, people can decide if they want to continue eating fast food or not. I use to eat hamburgers before I wrote the book, but now I don't, but I still love French fries.
Why do you think fast food is so popular? It's easy, it's filling, and it's convenient and inexpensive. Compared to other foods it's something that working people and ordinary people can go out and enjoy.
McDonalds is the most popular fast food chain. The all-American meal is hamburger, fries and a coke or a shake. McDonald's revolutionized fast food. They introduced a way to eat food without knives, forks or plates. Most fast foods can be eaten while steering the wheel of a car and the restaurants are usually drive through.
The design of a fast food restaurant is very well thought out. The seats in fast food restaurants are comfortable but not too comfortable and the colors are bright primary colors, which are designed to make you sit but eventually get up and leave.
They don't want you to linger to long. Fast food meals have come a long way from hamburgers. The new "wrap" concept is also considered fast food and is the newest concept in the fast food business. The chicken nugget changed the way Americans ate chicken. The overwhelming majority of chicken sold is as chunks and processed meat as opposed to whole birds.
In the fast food, chicken has twice as much fat as hamburgers because they are fried. But continue to gain popularity with the public. Most fast food is fried. Fried food tastes great, and people don't seem to care about the fat aspect.
Only a few fast food companies such as Kentucky Fried Chicken has changed its name to KFC, in order to be more responsible in the way the company is presented to the public.
I don't think people's eating habits have become healthier. Right now, in the fast food industry the trend is to add bacon to their meals.
Only "Subway" is working to promote a more healthy way of eating. What would surprise people the most about fast food? The food looks like food that you would make in your kitchen, but it actually has become a manufactured commodity. French fries at all the fast food chains use to be made by potatoes peeled in the back room and cut into strips.
Today they are made in large factories, frozen and processed. Some of the ingredients oils and fatsare highly processed and very fatty.
The size of the meal you order makes a huge difference. Fast food portions are enormous.
The fast food chains have been making larger sized items at really no cost to the company. What kind of marketing strategy do the fast food industry use?Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal () is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the United States fast food industry.
at an equally astounding cost—to the nation's health, environment, economy, and culture.". Criticism of fast food includes claims of negative health effects, alleged animal cruelty, cases of worker exploitation, children targeted marketing and claims of cultural degradation via shifts in people's eating patterns away from traditional foods.
For good health, the majority of the fats that you eat should be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. You must get essential fats through food. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are important for many functions in the body. Are polyunsaturated fats better for me than saturated fats or trans fats?
In today's CBS HealthWatch, Eric Schlosser explains why Americans are obsessed with fast food, and tells us more about his book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
Interview. Fast food once in a while is totally fine, but making a habit out of it can lead to a range of health issues. Learn about fast food effects on your different body systems. Fast-Food Quotes The fast-food industry is in very good company with the lead industry and the tobacco industry in how it tries to mislead the public, and how aggressively it goes after anybody who criticizes its business practices.