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Fast Food Nation Presentation - International Concerns
Transcript of Fast Food Nation Presentation - International Concerns
As fast food restaurants expanded to international countries in the late 20th century, they brought with them the effects already present in the U.S.
Current Day Concerns: Financial
"A study suggests that wealthy nations with a lot of fast-food restaurants have higher obesity levels" (Stein).
Obesity: Has anything really changed?
Current Day Concerns: Global Accessibility of Fast Food
"Near low- and middle-income neighborhoods were found to have the highest number of available restaurants with 1.24 and 1.22 times the number of full-service restaurants and 1.34 and 1.28 times the number of fast-food restaurants compared to high-income areas" (Powell).
Call to Action
By Lauren Brawley,
International Concerns: Fast Food Nation
In his book, Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser claims that "By eating like Americans, people all over the world are beginning to look more like Americans" (Schlosser 240).
"As the fast food nation industry has grown more competitive in the United States, the major chains have looked overseas markets for their future growth" (Schlosser 229).
Wealth of Nation = Obesity
'"Despite early signs that a fast-food diet is no healthier in Beijing than it is in Boston, consumers who are new to middle-class dining seem less concerned about the health risks of the high-fat, high-sodium fare that many Americans now seek to avoid" (Schoen).
"Overweight people were once a rarity in Japan. The nation's traditional diet [...] has been deemed one of the healthiest in the world. And yet the Japanese are rapidly abandoning that diet" (Schlosser 242).
Ignore the fast food restaurants and instead eat fresher, healthy food that is beneficial to your overall well-being.
"People are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. It is good for
your local economy because buying directly from family farmers in your
area helps them stay in business. And by buying local, it means that your food isn’t traveling long distances by planes, trains, trucks, and ships, which all consume energy and spew pollution that contributes to global warming and unhealthy air quality" (Natural Resource Defense Council).
In most every country around the world, fast food is eaten by many people. This is because it is readily available, and also it's cheap and fast
(Fast Food Restaurants)
(Buy Fresh, Buy Local)