Dangers of Fast Food

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  • Topic: Nutrition, Meat packing industry, Meat processing
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  • Published : August 22, 2011
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We all fall victim to the fast food drive-thu, some more than others, eating it every day. But do people really know how bad fast food is for them? Everyone has different reasons for eating fast food, some because of the convenience, some actually crave it, but few people truly realize just how unhealthy this food is for them. The article “Why You Should Avoid Fast Food at All Costs” written by Richard Stossel gives very eye-opening details as to where our food comes from and how it gets to our plates.

Richard Stossel has written many articles, such as Overcoming arthritis naturally, Chi: The basis of True Health, Nutrition Secrets “They” Don’t Want You to Know, and The dangers of microwave radiation cannot be ignored. He has also extensively studied Chinese martial arts, nutrition, Chinese medicine, chi theory, and physics. Richard is very passionate about health and helping others to develop healthier lifestyles. He uses his research and studies to write very informative articles on issues he finds very important.

The author establishes logos by using shocking facts and statistics such as “Twenty years ago the standard number of cattle processed per hour in a typical meat packing plant was 175”, “Today the workers at many plants are required to kill up to 400 cattle per hour” (Stossel, 2009). Stossel is trying to make a point that these slaughter factories are working to fast, and to long of house, sometimes making mistakes, even getting body parts caught in the machinery, or workers even falling into the grinders. Also because of the long hours the factory workers are required to work they make mistakes such as cutting the wrong parts of the animals, such as the bowels causing E-coli outbreaks. "Every day in the United States, roughly 200,000 people are sickened by a food borne disease, 900 are hospitalized and fourteen die”. According to the CDC. If roughly 200,000 people get sick every day, that’s about 1,400,000 every week that are sickened by some...
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