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Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me: a Comparison Do you like fast food? Do you know how many people have faced the obesity in American? Actually, fast food brings a new condition, which it has designed to taste good. And it’s also inexpensive and convenient. But it reflects American’s culture of obesity and the history behind. Eric Schlosser, in his book Fast Food Nation, takes a hard look at what’s behind the look-like chain eateries that dot the American landscape. A McDonald’s is not just a restaurant serving hamburgers to hungry patrons; it’s the end of along ripple of event that produces the food that millions eats every day. Meanwhile, with the first documentary, Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock used his own body to examine American culture of obesity. This film documents that lifestyle’s drastic effects on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence. Comparing between Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me, I found the different emphasis in the contents, but they both show the fast food has influenced people deeply and we must find the right way to build the right opinion about the fast food and health. In the Fast Food Nation, we find the Eric Schlosser’s book promises to tell the dark side of all-American meal. It’s covers much of fast food culture and he also discusses how it developed, how taste of food can now be manipulate, federal regulations , health issues, and the spread of fast food abroad. In this book, it separate to ten chapters to show the detail of the fast food influences. First Schlosser traces the sources of the beef, chicken, and potatoes served in fast food restaurants. In all cases, the sources have been consolidated into a few huge companies supplying the nation's fast food chains. Then it documents that where the food comes from. The slaughterhouse business too developed out of the philosophy of more profit with fewer works. The meatpacking industry looked for ways to deskill the works, so it could be done by low-paid workers. Third, it shows the fast food and cultural change. The golden arches of McDonald’s have become a symbol of America. Schlosser is not the first critic to notice the change in American society brought about by the chaining of America. As the small family-owned business has fallen and been replaced by giant corporations with no concern for the local community, the quality of life has changed. Then, it writes one of the most important thing, I think, the food conspiracy. McDonald’s has tried to cultivate an image of being the customer’s friend, especially toward children who believe Ronald McDonald is completely trustworthy. The real problem with this is that children cannot make reasoned judgments about the validity of ads the way an adult can. Meanwhile the meat is safe or not which became very important. In the film, Supersize me, at the beginning of the film, Spurlock is in physically above average shape according to his personal trainer. Spurlock dined at McDonald's restaurants three times per day, eating every item on the chain's menu. He would always choose to "super-size" his meal if he was offered by a McDonald's employee. Spurlock consumed an average of 20.92 mega joules or 5,000 kcal per day during the experiment. After 30 days, His doctors are surprised at the degree of deterioration in Spurlock's health. He notes that he has eaten as many McDonald's meals as most nutritionists say the ordinary person should eat in 8 years. We can find the data about the fast food nation which has influence the people deeply. It intends Schlosser's case that "fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society" in harmful ways. Schlosser himself says fast food tastes "pretty good" and that "the odds are low that eating a burger is going to make you sick." meanwhile, the chemical components that make the food taste so good. Schlosser follows this with a discussion of the life of a typical rancher, considering the difficulties presented to the agriculture world in a new economy. Schlosser is perhaps most provocative when he critiques the meatpacking industry, which he tags as the most dangerous job in America. In the film, Supersize Me, we can just find some reactions about Spurlock’s meal in the 30 days. Day 2 brings Spurlock's first Super Size meal, He experiences steadily increasing stomach aches during the process, and promptly vomits in the McDonald's parking lot. Then after five day, he has gained 9.5 pounds. Meanwhile, he claims that his bouts of depression, lethargy, and headaches are relieved by a McDonald's meal. His general practitioner describes him as being "addicted." His girlfriend, Alexandra, tells the fact that Spurlock has lost much of his energy and sex drive during the experiment, which make this friends and family begin to concern. Seriously, Spurlock has heart palpitations. His internist, Dr. Daryl Isaacs, advises him to stop what he is doing immediately to avoid any serious health problems. They all can show that McDonald has harmed the fitness and get sick easily, not just obesity. Just like Adam Nicolson said, "Eric Schlosser's book on the economy and strategies of the fast-food business should be read by anyone who likes to take their children to fast-food restaurants. I shall certainly never do that again. He employs a long, cold burn, a quiet and impassioned accumulation of detail, with calm, wit and clarity. (...) Fast Food Nation is witness to the rigor and seriousness of the best American journalism, readable, reliable and extremely carefully done.” They can show that it has made the people have the right consciousness about the fast food. Meanwhile, some people also disagree with the opinion about the fast food nation. They think his appraisal is not comprehensive. But in my opinion, I think Schlosser can show his own realization which makes us use more time to understand and face the problems roundly on the fast food. Meanwhile, the film Supersize Me, Critics of the film, including McDonald's, argue that the author intentionally consumed an average of 5,000 calories per day and did not exercise, and that the results would have been the same regardless of the source of overeating. In conclusion, Fast Food Nation is both a comprehensive history of the development of the American fast food industry and a significant commentary on the impact of its policies and practices on our economy and culture. The growth of the fast food industry and looks both at how it has become such an acceptable national food source as well as studying the potential dangers of its ingredients upon the health of the consumer. Good discussion can come of “Super Size Me,” most clearly regarding what attitude we should have about our diet and physical health. If we keep the right attitude to realize the film which we can find the fast food has influenced the people’s health deeply, we have faced the right eating habits. Meanwhile, the film is the form of media that can increase of health issues, while simultaneously appealing to the emotions of views. Fast Food Nation and Supersize Me can give the deep impression on the healthy. Although Fast Food Nation is use a comprehensive history of the development, it can also show the impact on the people. We should have a right way to realize the fast food industry and control our diet.

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