Is Fast Food The New Tobacco? Essay

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Is Fast Food the New Tobacco?
As Americans, we have grown accustomed to our racy lifestyles. So when it is meal time, we want to just grab a bite and go. There is no shortage of restaurants where a person can get a quick and inexpensive meal. They do not even have to take time to get out of their car, as these establishments provide a drive up window to speed things up even more, from McDonalds to Chick-Fil-A to, even places that claim they are a healthier choice, such as Subway. Naturally we would all assume that these restaurants have strict rules, and regulations as to the nutritional value of their product required by the Food and Drug Administration. That assumption could not be further from the truth. These over processed, genetically modified, and chemically preserved fast food are slowly killing people. Although convenient, and cheap the short and long term consequences on a person’s health can be extreme. Especially if they are consuming these foods on a consistent bases.
Today’s society is quickly getting more conscious of their health, and with all of the research studies that are proving the negative effects of fast foods on health, people are demanding that they are made fully aware of what is in the food they consume. It was not until 1990 that the Federal Drug and Food Administration implemented the Nutritional Labeling and Education Act that would make it mandatory to label basic nutritional facts on foods, such as calories per serving, cholesterol, sodium,…

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