Blogs are different from traditional forms of writing. Nunberg describes the difficulty of journalist to write in the appropriate familiar style required for blogging. Also, some blogs have a “snarky” or bitchy feel to them like a highschool lunchroom. So, in honor of all things snark, I’m writing this blog.
Since this is the first blog that doesn’t have restrictions on topic, I’d like to write about my hatred for Mcdonalds! Fast food companies get away with murder here in the US. They are highly unsanitary and more importantly the food is lethal if eaten daily for an extended period of time. I don’t think fast food companies get enough regulation. Cigarette companies and alcohol vendors face many restrictions from the FDA, but Fast food which uses addictive proportions of sugars, fats, and sodium to hook you are allowed to get away with ridiculous conditions and standards.
And the effects of this unregulated monster are reshaping our country…
America is the fattest country in the world. Childhood obesity rates have risen along with the popularity of fast food in the last 40 years or so. Many people know that fast food isn’t the healthiest choice, but many don’t understand just how detrimental an all fast food diet can be on a person, especially their children. They sacrifice health for convenience, but sadly with obesity comes a slew of life shortening diseases and conditions. Like on the documentary 30 days, the effects of an all fast food diet turned a regular healthy man into an overweight one with minor health issues in a short amount of time.
Something needs to happen, government needs to regulate food content and conditions better before fast food does any more damage to our country’s health.
Thanks for reading the snark!