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Fast food: pros or cons?


"Fast food" term refers to all those foods that can be enjoyed fast in every part of the world. Not only large chains of sandwiches and burgers are fast food, but there are also street vendors of street food trucks, considered a bit' of the "fast food" family.

Fast food” term refers to all those foods that can be enjoyed fast in every part of the world. Not only large chains of sandwiches and burgers are fast food, but there are also street vendors of street food trucks, considered a bit’ of the “fast food” family. The difference between these two types of cuisine is essentially the quality of the food offered and obviously, the method of preparation of the dishes. In the most famous big chains you can find sandwiches, chips, burgers and mostly fried foods high in calories, not to mention the super sugary and carbonated drinks, while in the street kiosks or food trucks, product quality, perhaps because it is not prepare for a big amount of people, rises considerably. Fast food have always been a much discussed topic, between those who defend and those who condemn them. In this regard, we can recall two movies/documentaries: “Super Size Me” and “Fast Food Nation”.

The first tells about an experiment conducted by the filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, which wanted to highlights the poor eating habits of Americans, accustomed to eating fast food several times a day (every day of the week), conducting the experiment on himself: he gained 11 pounds in three months, eating 3 times a day at Mc Donalds, bringing attention to the problem of obesity as a real social problem, especially among children and adolescents. After the film’s release, McDonald’s has decided to withdraw from the market the “Super Size” menu, trying to offer healthier meals to its customers, denying that behind this decision there was any connection to the film. The second film tells how some meat industries producing meat for the American fast foods chains (and not only), do not comply with the necessary hygiene process during the production chain, and exploit their workforce illegally from people coming from the near Mexico.

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