Fast Food And Processed Foods

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“Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.” --Eric Schlosser (director of Food Inc.).
With the government subsidizing corn crops, almost all food that is processed in factories are becoming more cheap. Although some types of food are becoming more cheap these days, there are various health risks that come along with cheap prices. Processed foods are becoming more of an issue these days than before. Corn crops are heavily subsidized by the government for many reasons, but the main purpose is because it is filling and you can make so much with it. Twenty years ago one farmer could fit maybe twenty bushels per acre, but today one farmer can squeeze
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The McDonald brothers started bringing the factory system to the kitchen. They proceeded by removing almost everything from the menu and only keeping a select few things. After removing the majority they created a food assembly line, each worker had a specific job and they were to do that job for every single item they made. When they started doing this process it caught the attention of huge companies thinking they could mimic the same thing, but on a much larger scale. This then started the whole spree of cheap food on the market because they were using cheap crops to create food the exact same way every time, and this created cheap food. The government was willing to subsidize the food system in order to create this illusion that there is cheap food available by the masses. On the other hand, almost all kinds of food is more expensive than people realize once you add up all of the environmental, societal, and health costs that go into one product. There is nothing even decent about industrialized food. The more industrialized food there is the more chance people have of becoming obese because they will not have the money to purchase healthy food or gym memberships. Why do people not care what they eat anymore? Why does the government not want the general public to see where their food comes from? Why is it that there is more money spent on entertainment each year than the food system and tests for the food

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