Consequences of obesityWhy is the “not-so-Happy Meal with the Mc-clog-mearteries burger” causing more damage to our healththan global warming?-Uttara Manohar• People have begun to consider junk food as regularfood.• Consumption of fast food can lead to many diseases
Terrifying truth about Obesity in the U.S. Over the past 20 years obesity in America has skyrocketed,and is now one of the top 10 causes of preventable death inAmerica. Obesity death rates have even surpassed that of smokingrelated deaths by nearly twice as much as stated by the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Obesity is a disease because it causes further health relatedissues to come from it. The CDC states that by 2020, 20% of American healthcarespending is going to be because of obesity relatedtreatments.
Interview with Anthony Volpe Q: What kind of equipment did you use in Burger Kings’ kitchen? A: We use a high BTU fryer, flat griddle, and mostly microwaves. Q: Are all your foods frozen? A: Yes everything is frozen and can be stored for multiple weekswithout any alterations to the product. Q: What kind of safety regulations to employees follow? A: All employees must wear hair nets and gloves at all times. Q: Despite knowing the process of how all this food is created,would you still eat fast food ever again? A: Only if I had no other choice. It’s quite disgusting sometimesbecause you know that everything is frozen and microwaved.
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