“People with cars are so lazy that they don’t want to get out of them to eat! ” This quote from the book Intrigues me; the more I thought about this line from “Fast Food Nation” I realized that it was more and more correct. Ever since the invention of the automobile and the affordability of it us Americans have become lazy. We resort to going through a drive through then getting out or going home and making our own food. 2. “The United States now has more prison inmates than full-time farmers. ” This makes me sick; the fact that we have more prisoners than full-time farmers is Orrville.
Both the fact that means there is so little farmers and so much criminals. 3. “Today the U. S. Government can demand the nation-wide recall of defective softball bats, sneakers, stuffed animals, and foam-rubber toy cows. But it cannot order a meatpacking company to remove contaminated, potentially lethal ground beef from fast food kitchens and supermarket shelves. ” Reading this book has made me understand the type of stuff that is in what we eat, it is absolutely garbage. The quote is 100% right, It can’t make the fast food we eat good for us. 4. “Chicken Nuggets… Rive much of their flavor from beef additives and contain twice as much fat per ounce as a hamburger. ” As small as Nuggets are is surprises me that there is more fat in them than a single hamburger. 5. “The fast food chains often reward managers who keep their labor costs low, a practice that often leads to abuses. ” In such a large corporation it offends me that managers would make their wages as low as possible instead of rewarding people that deserve it, which they probably don’t if they get rewarded for having labor costs low; because as humans we are automatically selfish. 6. Meatpacking is now the most dangerous job in the United States. The injury rate in a slaughterhouse is about three times higher than the rate in a typical American factory” “… The death rate among slaughterhouse sanitation crews is extraordinarily high. They are the ultimate in disposTABLE workers… ” This quote saddens me, the owners and bosses care more about money then they do about human beings. 7. “Every day in the United States, roughly 200,000 people are sickened by a food borne disease, 900 are hospitalized, and fourteen die… ” I haven’t legalized until now how the food industry has directly impacted us.
People die because of it, wow. 8. “In the USDA study 78. 6 percent of the ground beef contained microbes that are spread primarily by fecal matter… A simple explanation for why eating a hamburger can now make you seriously ill: There is sit in the meat. ” This is pretty self explainTABLE, I’m just getting more and more disgusted with fast food as I read this book. 9. “In the aftermath of the Jack in the Box outbreak, the Clinton Administration backed legislation to provide the USDA with the authority to demand meat calls and impose civil fines on meatpacking.
Republicans [refused] to enact not only that bill, but also similar legislation introduced in 1 996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. ” This is still ridiculous as to how people want money over safety. I don’t even know what to say any more. 10. “Instead of focusing on the primary causes of meat contamination the feed being given to cattle, the overcrowding at feedlots, the poor sanitation at slaughterhouses, excessive line speeds, poorly trained workers, the lack of stringent government oversight the meatpacking industry and the USDA are owe advocating an exotic technological solution to the problem of bedroom pathogens.
They want to irradiate the nation s meat. ” think this is so weird, feel like they could easily make the food more safe, it would be more expensive but it’d be worth it. It seems much more easier to do all the above beside irradiating the meat. 1 1. “Anyone who brings raw ground beef into his or her kitchen today must regard it as a potential backboard… The current high levels of ground beef contamination, combined with the even higher levels of poultry intimidation, have led to some bizarre findings.
A series of tests conducted by Charles Garbage, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, discovered far more fecal bacteria in the average American kitchen sink than on the average American toilet seat. According to Garbage, “You’d be better off eating a carrot stick that fell in your toilet than one that fell in your sink. ‘”‘ Again, just wow. I thought that meat bought in stores would be clean and safe but this tells me otherwise. Its crazy how something so dirty and unsafe is being sold every ay all over the world. 12. The United States now has the highest obesity rate of any industrialized nation in the world… The rate of obesity among American adults is twice as high today as it was in the early sass. ” I know for a fact that this is directly related to the fast food uprising, if people didn’t agree they’d be dumb. 13. “Obesity is now second only to smoking as a cause of mortality in the United States. ” One of the best quotes in the book think, Obesity will soon be number 1 and that is horrible to hear, Unless a tremendous amount of people change their life and make the right decisions. 4. “The executives who run the fast food industry are not bad men. They are businessmen. They will sell free-range, organic, grass-fed hamburgers if you demand it. They will sell whatever sells at a profit. ” Again, another example as to how people are just so selfish to bathe themselves in their riches compared to being normal people. 15. “Hundreds Of millions Of people buy fast food every day without giving it much thought, unaware of the subtle and not so subtle ramifications of their purchases.
They rarely consider where this food came from, how it was made, what it is doing to the community around them. They just grab their tray off the counter, find a TABLE, take a seat, unwrap the paper and dig in…. They should know what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns. As the old saying goes: You are what you eat. ” One of the first quotes in the book that actually spoke to me, at the beginning of this book I didn’t know what was eating, just ate. Now that I have finished this book I understand what the food we as Americans eat, and how it can harm us.