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At the beginning of the film, it mentioned that American supermarkets have 47,000 products on average, and there are many meats have no bones because companies do not want consumers to know the truth about the process of producing meats. For example, McDonald’s, which is the fast-food company that the film had mentioned about, is the largest purchaser of many things such as ground beef, potatoes, pork, and chicken. Because of the largest purchaser in the world, McDonald’s is controlling the food system in some way. McDonald’s company wants to make the flavor of hamburger is the same in all McDonald’s, so they have changed the production of beef. The other example that the film had mentioned is Tyson, which is the one of the world’s largest …show more content…
U.S. government wants farmers to produce corn because there are many companies such as fast-food companies have a high desire of corn. The reason why those companies have a high desire of corn is they use corn to be feed for beefs, and corn can reduce costs of production. However, when beefs have high-corn diet can be resulting in E.coli, which is a bacteria. The film had interviewed a mother who lost her son because of E.coli. She said her son Kevin ate three hamburgers in a day and he went to hospital on that night and he passed away. She wants U.S. government to establish a law to protect people of food safety and the law has been established, which giving back the power to USDA to shut down plants which repeatedly produce contaminated meats. She just wants it will not happen again in other children. Most of the people supported this law, but companies against it because this law will increase their costs of production. In this society, businessmans think money is more important than people’s lives, and I really do not agree …show more content…
It impressed myself because I cannot imagine the power of dollar meals is. Dolloe menu is a successful promotion of attracting people to buy fast food. These poor families may buy fast food instead of vegetables because of the lower prices that fast foods are. Having too many fast food diet s are unhealthy because people are easily to have diabetes, then it increases the budget of medical care. Besides it, the film had shown the largest slaughterhouse in the world in Tar Heel, where was the economically-depressed area in the United States. In 1950, meatpacking was a good-wage job because there were labor unions and government to protect labors. However, fast-food cmpanies become the “big boss” of meatpacking industry, so workers have been exploited their wages and benefits, and they easy to get injuried. So that it becomes the most dangerous job in the U.S. now. The last part of the film talked about a company called Monsanto, which is controlling in the soybean industry and food system. Monsanto has a group of people to investigate and prosecute farmers if farmers save some seeds. I think this company and the U.S. government have centralized power to against farmers who really produce

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