Effects Of Greed

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Greed is America’s downfall. The foundation of our politics, once founded on the public wellbeing, has been interchanged with the stones of corruption and scandal. The phrase, “We the people”, had once been a powerful, persuasive presence in legislature. Unfortunately, the current government and the public opinion are being overshadowed by the upcoming presence of major corporations. American politicians have been caught in the dark entanglements of corporate affairs. Food industries and companies, such as the Meat Industry and Monsanto, created deeply rooted ties with the government-through bribes, donations to official’s causes, and blackmail-in order for these companies to deceive the American consumer into eating foods that are potentially …show more content…
As demonstrated in the documentary, Food, Inc, the viewers got to experience the way the Tyson Corporation treats their chickens. For example, Tyson injects their chickens with a massive amount of growth hormones, which is potentially fatal to the chicken due to their unhealthy growth rate. Also, Tyson has farmers store the chickens in coops that have no windows or ventilation system, which, consequently, leads feathers, feces, dirt, and bacteria harvesting and being spread through the air, thus infecting the chickens. Moreover, the workers that heard the chickens kick, beat and toss in even the ill or deceased ones into cages, where they will eventually be transported to the slaughterhouse. Furthermore, McDonalds and other fast food companies exemplify the mistreatment of their animal product. Opposed to feeding cattle grass, their natural food source, these corporations have chosen to feed them corn; a cheaper alternative. Unfortunately, due to the cattle’s inability to process corn at a healthy rate, and the fact that these companies keep them ankle deep in their own feces, it causes the livestock to become sick. This mistreatment of the cattle can lead to outbreaks of E.Coli, and other bacterial illnesses which are eventually passed onto the consumer’s plate. …show more content…
The general public is being deceived by major food companies into thinking that they are consuming more nutritious, less calorie food. Companies and food chains decrease the calorie number selfishly, in order to accumulate more sales, at the cost of exposing their consumers to severe health risks, in example, Applebee’s healthy choice menu mostly contains more than 500 calories per meal, and Hooters wing sauce contains over 1,000 calories, which is deceiving since regular wing sauces only contain two hundred calories, and their wings contain, harmful, cheaper ingredients such as, “…maltoderxin, propylene glycol alginate, [and] xanthin gum…” Furthermore, Panera’s supposedly natural ingredients have been compromised with red dyes in the pastries, which led to massive mood swings, irritability, and other psychological issues in consumers. These are a few of the innumerable instances where the food chains and companies are harming their customers. (16 Secrets the Restaurant Industry Doesn 't Want You to

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