Fast Food

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Recently, in Las Vegas a customer at the Heart Attack Grill suffered from an abrupt heart attack while eating a 6,000 calorie “Triple Bypass Burger”. In the restaurant the staff are portrayed as doctors and nurses. The owner, Jon Basso, claims that no one should tell them how to eat especially government organizations("Heart Attack Grill Owner Defends His Restaurant"). However, incidents like these should help us become aware of the serious consequences that result from these choices. The issue of whether we should allow an outside source to regulate, or influence personal dietary choices has been a debatable topic through the world recently. It is an important issue because it concerns the fundamentals of moral and economic questions about the way the government has informed and protected the people. A variety of different arguments have been put forward about this issue. The fast food industry, since its inception in the 1950s has grown to be a powerful and at times unregulated entity; subsequently, its low priced food items that appeal to most Americans is the reason that it is causing medical issues and rising obesity rates.
Often people do not have enough money or time in their hands, so they look for other alternatives that can solve that issue. Due to the nation’s recession, fast food companies are lowering the food’s prices and marketing more food for less money. It has gotten to the point in which people can not afford to buy healthy groceries; therefore, they end up buying what seems reasonable. Reasonably it is just a shortcut through the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant. In addition, the rising prices in food products are one of the many accountable effects that make purchasing groceries difficult. For instance, a...

... middle of paper ... the truth. Our society can no longer undergo such dramatic medical issue that are producing unnecessary consequences to citizens. If government officials continue to be a part of this devastating truth people’s bodies will not tolerate this inhumane act. More people would be aware if only they were informed. It has been an enlightening experience to take off the blind fold myself and open my eyes to a true nightmare. What has our world gotten to?

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