Why Do Fast Food Companies Cause Obesity?
The increase in fast consumption over the last couple of decades has caused obesity rates to increase uncontrollably within populations. Modern society has fallen under the impression that any food approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signifies a healthy diet. Therefore, people blindly devour anything in front of their plate and fail to question the FDA’s judgment. Like the Gilded Age where economic prosperity masked political corruptness, people are misled into believing that fast foods cannot cause any potential harm to its consumers. Most fast foods contain additives and preservatives like MSG which “induces obesity and diabetes in rats accompanied with steatosis and steatohepatitis, resembling human nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis” (Wang et al.). Yes, it is in every college students’ favorite Ramen Noodles. Yes, it is in every succulent sandwich. Yes, it is in every divine Kentucky Fried