Fast Food Is A Staple Food For Many Americans Essay

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Throughout recent years, fast food has become a staple food for many Americans. On a typical day, a quarter of the adult population in the United States visit fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Burger King, and Wendy 's which results in these restaurants intaking more than $110 billion per year(Schlosser). Even though a quarter of the adult population visits a fast food restaurant daily, many do not know the torture animals used for fast food go through. Animals used for fast food are treated horrifically, many times without the fast food chains workers and consumers knowing. Animals used for fast food today are rarely allowed to develop naturally. Many animals in slaughterhouses, farms, facilities, and feeding grounds are genetically modified in order to grow faster, speeding up the process for the animals to be slaughtered and ready for consumption(Organic Consumers). As shown in Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, “... today’s fast food conceals remarkable technological advances behind an ordinary-looking façade”(Schlosser). Some of the technological advances Schlosser is referring to are drugs that animals are fed. Nearly all animals are given three natural steroids which are estradiol, testosterone, progesterone mixed with three synthetic growth hormones which are known as progestin melengestrol acetate, androgen trenbolone acetate, and estrogen compound zeranol (Organic Consumers). These steroids cause animals to produce more milk or eggs and sometimes cause…

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