Fast Food China, Canada, And America Essay

1116 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Fast Food in China, Canada, and America

The McDonald’s arch is more recognizable than the Christian cross. Fast food has greatly impacted the society we live in, to the point of a logo being more recognizable than the symbol of the world’s largest religion. Fast food is immensely popular and is consumed by some people on a daily basis, and as a result obesity rates are beginning to increase. Fast food and its connection to obesity is a serious problem in China, Canada, and America. China has the greatest population out of any country, with 1,355,692,576 people taking residence there. As a result, fast food restaurants are everywhere in China. According to Foodtank, “KFC boasted 4,260 [restaurant] locations [in China] in only 26 years.”[2] Fast food, specifically western fast food, is very popular in China, and eaten regularly. Because of this, obesity rates in China have started to increase. As shown in the graph from the World Health Organization, the percentage of overweight and obese adults in China have greatly increased over the last decade. As technology advances, fast food restaurants are provided with even more ways of appealing to customers. These advancements include reducing service time and replacing ingredients with less expensive additives. But, what does this have to do with obesity in China? The additives used in the food are extremely unhealthy, and can cause a variety of health problems. In addition, these fillers give the consumer a false…

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