Chew on This
Look around. How many obese men, women, boys and girls do you see? Chew on This by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson is about the history of the fast food industry and the meatpacking industry. The book also touches upon the impact of advertising fast food, as well. Advertising fast food has made a very negative impact on American life
One reason that proves that advertising fast food is bad for adults and children is, “A child who loves our T.V. commercials,” Kroc later explained, “and brings her grandparents to McDonalds gives us two more costumers” (Schlosser and Wilson 45). This excerpt shows that advertising fast food will catch the watchers’ eye. The child will see and, and beg their parent, grandparent, or guardian for it. Advertising fast food, as one can see, makes people think that eating fast food is good for you.
Another reason that proves that advertising fast food has a negative impact on our lives is
During his first television ad, Ronald McDonald was introduced as the world’s newest, silliest and hamburger-eatingest clown… Hey kids, isn’t watching TV fun? he asked. I like to do everything that boy and girls like to do especially when it comes to eating those delicious McDonald’s hamburgers! (Schlosser and Wilson 46) This excerpt shows that Ronald McDonald, the newest character everyone knows and loves, want everyone to eat McDonalds. Children would see this commercial and think that eating fast food is good for them, but in reality, it isn’t. Although it looks and taste good, it isn’t. It isn’t healthy, for anyone.
A final reason that proves that advertising fast food is bad is, “Therefore, we predict that food advertising that conveys snacking and fun, (i.e. those typically shown during children’s programming) will automatically cue eating behavior among adults as well as children” (Bargh, Brownell and Harris). This quote shows that advertising food, mainly fast food has created a negative impact on our lives. This means...