Fast Food: An Egregious Stain on Modern Culture

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“People around the world know fast food as one of the most reliable distributors of disappointment ever produced by the business world.”

Fast food is a staple of modern American culture. You can find a fix on every street corner—McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle, KFC, etc.–the list goes on and on. What started as a convenience—good tasting reasonably priced food made quickly for people one the go—turned out to be an egregious stain on modern culture responsible for nationwide obesity, heart disease, food addiction, and death.

Fast food companies lie. They lie about their health statistics, they lie about ingredients, they lie about how the food is prepared, and now it has been proven that they about what their food looks like. An ethical crime, but technically legal—fast Food establishments pump you up with colorful promises meant to entice, then when it comes time to deliver on those promises, the companies utterly fail to deliver. Any restaurant that serves hamburger goes out of its way to reassure you how pure and natural it is. Restaurant chains like McDonald's and Taco Bell happily vouch for the authenticity of their animal bits. Their testaments to the healthiness and fullness of their meat read out like they were talking about freaking filet mignon.

They invented a process where they pass the hamburger through a pipe where it is doused in ammonia gas, the harsh chemical that used in fertilizers and oven cleaners.

Tobacco companies, for many years, used terms like "low tar", "light", "ultra-light", "mild" or "natural" in order to imply that products with such labels had less detrimental effects on health, but in recent years it was proved that those terms were considered misleading.

The tobacco industry has had a long relationship with the entertainment industry. In silent era movies, back-lit smoke was often used by filmmakers to create sense of mystery and sensuality in a scene. Later, cigarettes were deliberately placed in the hands of...
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