Research Essay First Half

Ali Ahmed


ENG 1121 – D465

Research Essay First Half

                           Fast Food Affecting Human Health and Environment

Dr. Neal D. Barnard once said “The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined. If beef is your idea of `real food for real people,’ you’d better live real close to a real good hospital” (“Neal D. Barnard Quotes,” n.d.). Fast Food Company has good relationship with factory farm since 1930, In America now they control 84% of meatpacking (PBS Frontline, n.d). Meatpacking is where they process and pack the meat, it’s so popular in present days because McDonald, KFC and Burger King all use these meatpacking companies. But those meatpacking companies are guilty because they using drugs to those Animals so when people eat this meat it can affect people health. Those drugs are growth hormones which make growth Animals quickly. It’s affecting people’s health by eat this meat. Therefore, Government should regulate fast food company, factory farmed animals and growth hormones because these cause harm to human health and the environment.

Fast food company control meat industry and meat industry control factory farm which mean Fast Food Company have relationship with meat industry. Meat industry can make money by selling meat to Fast Food Company but factory farms make little profit because the fast food companies won’t pay much money for the meat. According to Chew on This by Charles Wilson said “Today the top four meatpacking companies – Tyson, Swift & Company, Excel and National Beef – control about 84 percent of the market” (Schlosser & Wilson, 2006, p. 163). Those four companies have a relationship with fast food companies and so the fast food companies are controlling the meatpacking industry. In 1926 when factory farm started there wasn’t fast food Company, those meats were only for people. But when McDonald started factory farm went increase also meat industry went increase too. However, government should regulate factory farm that they can not do whatever they want, they have to think of people who eat the meat.      

Fast food companies making environment bad by produce the Animals unhealthy. When they kill the Animals it causes bad smell where people live also Animals live. According to Chew On This by Charles Wilson said  “The smell is hard to forget but not easy to describe…The billions of fast-food hamburgers that Americans eat every year came from places like Greely” (Schlosser & Wilson, 2006, p. 162). In this place factory farm have their farmed Animals and meat packing, the reason why Greely smell bad because they do not produce the Animals healthy way and they do not clean it. The main problem is they burned the Animals poops in one place which become Poop Mountain. It can affect animals by when they breath they can get disease also it can affect people who eat the meat. According to Chew on This by Charles Wilson said “Factory farms make a gas called “Hydrogen sulfide-also knows “sewer gas” or “stink damp”- Large concentrations of hydrogen sulfide can kill you” (Schlosser & Wilson, 2006, p.167). It is shows that the smell can kill the people who live there because it’s have hydrogen gas which is really bad. However government should regulate factory farmed Animals because it can affect Greely environment also who live there.

The living condition of farmed Animals are really bad, they treat the Animals by giving them growth hormone which make growth fast. It might help the factory farm to sell meat fast and it’s not cost lot money but it’s bad for who eat meat.