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Fast Food Prezi

Social studies presentation about fast food
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Celine Human

on 28 November 2012

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What is Fast Food? Food that can be prepared quickly and easily and is sold in restaurants and snack bars as a quick meal or to be taken out. What are the environmental impacts of the fast food industry?
How are people currently managing and/or using the fast food industry?
What are the social impacts resulting from the fast food industry? Our questions are: With statistics such as one quarter of Americans consume fast food every day it is very hard to accurately measure and even control the huge amount of consumption of fast food. One of the biggest dangers of not really knowing the effects of fast food is that when we finally know it might be to late. How are people Currently managing and/or using the Fast food industry? Sometimes the fast food industry gets public discrimination, as society blames them for their obesity or diabetes, but the truth is they chose to eat that hamburger so it is the consumers fault, not the fault of the fast food chain. What are the Environmental Impacts of the Fast Food Industry? Alternate Futures? Millions of trees all over the world are being chopped down to make packaging for fast food
When the packaging is made, it is often coated in plastic to stop grease soaking through, which makes the packaging non recyclable
If fast food companies aren't using plastic covered paper, they use polystyrene, which cannot be recycled and goes straight to landfill Fast food waste
Animals
Resources needed to make the food How is the Fast Food industry currently managed? The Fast Food industry is one of the most notorious industries in the world. The basis of the fast food industry is to make money at whatever the consequences. Ray Kroc, the owner of the McDonalds corporation, said "We are the biggest real estate company in the world, hamburgers is just an easy way for the buyers to pay us." The fast food industry is also a major contributor to global warming and pollution levels, so it has a detrimental impact on the environment. And being one of the biggest industries in the world, it is hard to stop. Packaging Animals Animals are being genetically altered to be bigger and often fattier so they are better suited for fast food production
Studies have shown this by showing that chickens in the 1950's were half the size of chickens today, but grow to that size in half the time
Some animals are kept in bad living conditions such as cages Resources needed to make the food Corn which is fed to the cows has been classified as highly unsustainable due to the abnormally large amount of fertilizers needed to make corn grow
It takes 600 gallons of water to make 1 hamburger patty, due to the many different resources used to make the patties
It takes approximately 2 pounds of grain to produce a quarter pound of meat. That grain production causes five times its weight in topsoil loss due to erosion from unsustainable farming methods. If we don't make any changes to the way we run the fast food industry now, the problem will only get worse as we make fast food more convenient for us, with out thinking about the environment. Alternate Futures Continued... What changes need to be made?
- Needs to be made recyclable
- More environmentally friendly options need to be used
- Use wood that is sustainable

- Need to be kept at the size they are and not adjusted to be more convenient for us
- Need to be kept in better conditions so they are happier

- Fast food needs to be healthier so that illnesses and ailments such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension become less common
- We need to make fast food a less important part of our community and focus our community instead on something more healthy and better for us Animals Packaging Society Bibliography http://www.globalissues.org/article/240/beef

http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/new-report-fast-food-companies-8-ways-green-packaging/

http://www.dogwoodalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/0911104-Dogwood-Packaging-Report-Final.pdf

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/4223106/McDonalds-waste-makes-up-largest-proportion-of-fast-food-litter-on-streets.html

http://www.foodispower.org/fast_food.php

http://www.oneshadegreener.com/faster-is-not-always-better-how-fast-food-effects-the-environment/

http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/fast-food-big-source-trash-pollution/

http://www.helium.com/items/722404-best-ways-to-recycle-fast-food-waste

http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2012/02/23/fast-food-packaging-study-finds-mcds-starbucks-are-green-leaders

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2008/05/18/fast-food-packaging-target-of-dogwood-campaign/

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/feb2012/recipe-greener-fast-food-packaging-calls-more-store-recycling

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/fast-food-health_b_800297.html

http://www.smart-healthy-eating.com/fast-food-statistics.html

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/2416217/We-re-pigging-out-on-fast-food

http://mcdonalds.com.au/about-us/responsibility/our-environment#/m254 By Leah Wilks and Celine Human The Probable Future: Obesity rates will continue to increase
The price of Fast Food will increase as the resources are used til they have all run out
The total waste of the fast food industry will considerably effect global warming
Our environment will be badly damaged from our overuse of fast food The Preferred Future The price of Fast Food stays the same
We find sustainable resources to replace the non sustainable ones we are using now
Obesity and the rates of other health related issues will drop
Our environment will recover
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