Junk food? I’m loving it!

zombie-macdonalsYou’ll never eat McDonald’s junk food again after you read these horrifying facts.

Feeling hungry? You may want to read the rest of this article before you head to your favorite fast food restaurant and order your usual chemical and drug-ridden meal. Did you know you’re likely eating crushed beetles or duck feathers with your fast food burger? Here are some of the most disgusting additives you’re eating when you hit the drive-thru:

Duck Feathers: One of the more-enduring urban legends about McDonald’s is that their hamburgers contain cow eyeballs. While this has not proven to be the case, the company’s Baked Hot Apple Pie does contain duck feathers, or at least an ingredient commonly derived from such. Truth can be just as strange as fiction.

Pink Slime: McDonald’s wants you to believe that every time you bite their McNuggets, you are eating chicken. But, that is far from the truth because it is a mixture of bones and chicken carcass, chicken parts that you won’t normally eat. Other ingredients included in the mixture popularly known as pink slime includes ammonia to kill bacteria and small amounts of petroleum.

Silly Putty plastic: Dimethylpolysiloxane is a form of silicone used in the stretchy toy, but it also keeps fryer oil from foaming and as such, you’ll find it in McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish and fries… or almost anything deep-fried in a fast food restaurant.

Wood (cellulose): Processed wood pulp, known as cellulose, is used in everything. Food processors use it to thicken and stabilize foods, replace fat and boost fiber content.

Petroleum-derived preservatives (TBHQ): Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is made from compounds derived from petroleum and finds a home in processed food. McDonald’s, for example, uses it in 18 products ranging from its Fruit and Walnut Salad to Griddle Cakes to McNuggets.

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Soil fertilizer (ammonium sulfate): Ammonium sulfate is sold by chemical companies to food manufacturers as “yeast food for bread,” and many fast-food companies list the ingredient in their bakery products.

40 years ago, only around $6 billion was spent on fast food. Today that number is more like $200 billion. Not only is the fast food industry serving us disgusting food, they are making tons of money doing it.

[Source: Living traditionally]

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Further reading:

~Proyecto “Happy Meal”

~“Supersize me”: obesity and depression

~Over $2 billion a year in campaigns

~McCruelty: PETA against McDonalds

~Anti-McDonalds website


 

Your task: Write ≥50 words about you and junk food (What are junk/fast food and slow food? Why are they called like that? Do you like fast food? Do you agree with the article? Things that could be done about it… etc.). Deadline: Saturday 2 at 23:59.

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35 comentarios en “Junk food? I’m loving it!”

  1. In all my life I’ve only eaten once in a “Burguer King” or in a “McDonalds” (I don’t remember it), but I do remember is that I asked for a hamburguer and I didn’t eat it because I didn’t like nothing it at all; that’s why I do agree with the article.

    -Important definitions:
    ·JUNK FOOD: It contains, in general, high levels of fats, salt, condiments or sugars
    ·FAST FOOD: It is characterized by being prepared quickly and served and consumed quickly, as well as being economical.
    ·SLOW FOOD: It is an international movement born in Italy that promotes the diffusion of a new philosophy that combines pleasure and knowledge and is opposed to the normalization of taste in gastronomy.

    PD: I’m sorry for doing the task so long, but that part of apart from my experience, I wanted to put the definitions of the types of food because I see that it is more complete.

    Sources: https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comida_basura , https://www.google.es/search?client=ms-android-huawei&ei=gfggWsG3LsTvaqGsg_gP&q=comida+rapida+definicion&oq=comida+rapida+definicion&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3..0l3j0i30k1l2.59779.62818.0.63030.13.13.0.0.0.0.183.1864.0j12.12.0….0…1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-serp..2.11.1677…35i39k1j0i7i30k1j0i8i13i10i30k1j0i8i7i30k1j0i7i5i30k1.177.CXsvo6MtZ1w#fpstate=dictw and https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_Food

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  2. Macdonals is a great company of snack food, the people are very addictive since good this one and it is cheap, the truth is that also I have thought that it must go in order that it knows better than the natural chicken, since they give the food rapidly and about the bags that it does not put the ingredients we do not think what goes but is true a fodder that if that chemists put the remains of any animal and him done in order that it knows much better and we like to eat it, which it gives you to think since they allow that they us should sell all this dirt and do not close, though of a lot of works, they must think about the human health not about the money that it produces.

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  3. Junk food and fast food both contain a lot of fat, salt, sugar… These are bad for your health if you eat too much. It is called fast food because the food is prepared quickly in order to be eaten at once. I don´t like fast food since it is bad although it can be tasty. I agree with the article because it shows the large amounts of disgusting ingredients that junk food contains.

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  4. Eating junk food in excess can cause diseases such as obesity, cholesterol or cardiovascular diseases, among others; the countries that eat the most in excess are the United States, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Austria, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden; In these countries, 59% of people who die in a year are due to problems caused by junk food.

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    1. Eating junk food in excess can cause disorders such as obesity, high cholesterol or cardiovascular diseases, among others. The countries that eat in excess the most are the United States, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Austria, Japan, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden; in these countries, the 59% of people who die in a year dies due to problems caused by junk food.

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  5. In my opinion junk/fast food obviously isn’t healthy. Because; it has a lot o fat, salt in excess, the ingredients aren’t identified, low quality, etc. The junk food is called so for his deficiency of nutrucional values and your high levels of saturated fats.
    I like fast food, but not for every day.

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    1. In my opinion junk/fast food obviously isn’t healthy, obviously. Because it has a lot o fat, it has salt in excess, its ingredients aren’t identified, it has a low quality, etc. The junk food is called so for his its deficiency of nutritional values and your its high levels of saturated fats.
      I like fast food, but not for every day.

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  6. The chips, the pizza, the hamburgers, the sweets, the fried egg, the chocolate, the soft drinks, the ice creams, the addictive snacks and many other menus that we love belong to the group of junk food. It is slow food, they are called that because they have a lot of fats. I do not like fast food, I prefer to eat well and healthier things. I do not agree with the article.

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    1. The chips, the pizza, the hamburgers, the sweets, the fried eggs, the chocolate, the soft drinks, the ice creams, the addictive snacks and many other menus foods that we love belong to the group of junk food. It is slow food, They are called that way because they have a lot of fats. I do not like fast food, I prefer to eat better and healthier things. I do not agree with the article. [?!? how incongruous!]
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      Never use “the” to speak in general!

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  7. When i was child i liked junk food because it is tasty but now i have read some articles about it and i have decided not to eat it any more in this article i have read about the disgusting ingredients that it continuos i think it is completely unhealthy

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    1. When I was a child, I liked junk food because it is tasty but now I have read some articles about it and I have decided not to eat it any more. In this article I have read about the disgusting ingredients that it continuos contains. I think it is completely unhealthy.
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      “I” is always with a capital letter!!!

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  8. Living one year in Canada made me discover some fast food restaurants I had no idea they existed before. Dairy Queen, Wendy’s, A & W… are just some brands of this kind of restaurants that come into my mind right now.
    Before going to America – the cradle of the fast food -, I didn’t really like these restaurants. My family there didn’t use to go to these restaurants, so I was lucky tho. But, my friends did.
    Sometimes, during lunch time my friends and I got into the car, went to a drive-through, ordered our food and ate it in the parking lot. I actually got used to junk food. Now, I’m back in Spain and I haven’t gone to one of these restaurants ever since.
    Curiosity: the McDonald’s Canadian logo has a Maple leaf – a typical sign of the country.

    Link about the burger emoji:
    https://www.providr.com/google-ceo-wants-to-fix-emoji/?utm_source=youreverydaycanadian&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

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    1. Living in Canada for a year made me discover some fast food restaurants I had no idea they existed before. Dairy Queen, Wendy’s, A & W… are just some brands of this kind of restaurants that come into my mind right now.
      Before going to America –the cradle of the fast food–, I didn’t really like these restaurants. My family there didn’t use to go to these restaurants, so I was lucky too. But, my friends did.
      Sometimes, during lunch time, my friends and I got into the car, went to a drive-through, ordered our food and ate it in the parking lot. I actually got used to junk food. Now, I’m back in Spain and I haven’t gone to one of these restaurants ever since.

      Curiosities: the McDonald’s Canadian logo has a maple leaf – a typical symbol of the country.
      canadianMcDonalds
      Link about the burger emoji:
      https://www.providr.com/google-ceo-wants-to-fix-emoji/?utm_source=youreverydaycanadian&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

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  9. Junk food is one that is prepared and consumed quickly, and this is why her name. Her opposite is the slow food. This kind os food are the local recipes, the natural products and the slowness in the food. The last one shows why that name.
    I don´t like fast food and I don´t eat it. I agree with the article because junk food is one of the most problem of the current society. Appart from being very unhealthy, people really don´t know what are they eating. As the article says, fast food contains duck feathers and who eats feathers? The worst isn´t eating this, but not to know what you eat.

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    1. Junk food is one that is prepared and consumed quickly, and this is why it’s called so. Her Its opposite is the slow food. This kind of food are is the local recipes, the natural products and the slowness in cooking the meal. The last thing shows why its name.
      I don’t like fast food and I don’t eat it. I agree with the article because junk food is one of the biggest problems of our current society. Apart from being very unhealthy, people really don’t know what are they are eating. As the article says, fast food contains duck feathers and who eats feathers? The worst isn’t eating this, but not knowing what you are eating.

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  10. The “junk food/ fast food” it’s a very unhealthy food and the specialists call it that because of its lack of nutritional values and because of it’s high levels of saturated fats.
    The slow food is a global organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and it’s means to eat with attention, especially to evaluate the quality and the origin of raw materials and how to cook them.
    Yes, i’m agree with the article, the junk food is so unhealthy but the people eat it anyway. This is like the man who buy tobacco but he don’t want to be poisoned.

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    1. The “junk food/ fast food” it’s is a very unhealthy food and the specialists call it that way because of its lack of nutritional values and because of its high levels of saturated fats.
      The “slow food” is a global organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and it’s means to eat with attention, especially to evaluate the quality and the origin of food products and how to cook them.
      Yes, i’m I agree with the article, the junk food is so unhealthy, but the people eat it anyway. This is like the man who buys tobacco but he doesn’t want to be poisoned.

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  11. “Fast food” is food that is prepared and served very quickly in some restaurants. A lot of people think that McDonald’s was the first fast food restaurant of fast food but it is not true, actually it was the restaurant “White Castle”.
    I don’t like fast food because, after watching Super-Size Me, I realized what fast food really is.
    After finding out a bit more about the food that McDonald’s or Burger King serve in its their menus, I have discovered why there is so many much obesity in the USA. Fast food restaurants add chemical flavour enhancers to practically everything; one of them is glutamate, and like as a future Biology student, I can guarantee you that it is not good for your health.
    I prefer to eat a T-bone!
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  12. junk food is so called because it is made from waste, that is, meat that has been left over and most of that meat is fat. I like junk food, but now when I investigate a little of what it is that I think it is not so much anymore. In my opinion I agree with the article. What can be done about it is to stop making food with so much fat and salt and make it a little more healthy.

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    1. Junk food is so called so because it is made from waste, that is, meat that has been left over and most of that meat which is fat. I like junk food, but now when I have investigated a little about what it is, that I think it is not I don’t like it so much anymore. In my opinion [redundant] I agree with the article. What can be done about it is to stop making food with so much fat and salt and make it a little more healthier.

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  13. fast food: is served in certain establishments and is characterized by preparing quickly
    Slow food: is an international movement born in Italy that is opposed to the standardization of taste in gastronomy
    I don’t like this food because is not healthy
    I do not agree why they are making a lot of money in exchange for our health, that food is disgusting, but I still eat it

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    1. Fast food: is served in certain establishments and is characterized by being prepared quickly.
      Slow food: is an international movement born in Italy that is opposed to the standardization of taste in gastronomy.
      I don’t like this food because it is not healthy.
      I do not agree that they are making a lot of money in exchange for our health. That food is disgusting, but I still eat it.
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      •Punctuation and capital letters. •You can never drop the subject. •Lacking of structure.
      How funny: your comment is very similar to Lucia’s… 😛

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  14. In my opinion, junk food or fast food is not good for health. Some of the hamburgers you eat in a fast food restaurant contain disgusting things like duck feathers or crushed beetles.
    I never eat it because it is unhealthy and contains a lot of fat .

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  15. After reading that this article I just can just say that I totally agree with it. Firstly, I agree with the article because I don’t like fast food, I don’t feel good after eating in junk food restaurants. Furthermore, I don’t like the ingredients, if you can call it that, the so what the dishes of these restaurants are made of. I prefer slow food because I think it’s better for the body to eat fresh, clean and quality foodstuff instead of food full of chemicals and bad additives, which junk food is made of. Finally, it would be better for humans if we to choose slow food, as we could have a quieter lifestyle, since our body would work better.
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    You dare use complex structures: that’s good! You should review those relative clauses.

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  16. All the people know fast food restaurant have got bad reputation, but it offer products that attract customers. They have powerful publicity, besides their food is very tasty and cheap. I know these kind of food is unhealthy, and perhaps their workers don’t earn a fair salary, but I reconoise I like this food, I go ocasionaly. Nevertheless I prefer a Spanish omelette, paella or madrileño boiled, that is, slow food.

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    1. Everybody knows fast food restaurants have got a bad reputation, but they offer products that attract customers. They have powerful publicity and besides, their food is very tasty and cheap. I know this kind of food is unhealthy, and perhaps their workers don’t earn a fair salary, but I recognize I like this food; I go ocasionally. Nevertheless, I prefer a Spanish omelette, a “paella” or a “cocido madrileño”, that is, slow food.
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      Punctuation, 3rd person concordance, demonstratives…
      You must check and correct your comments before posting!

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  17. First of all, what is fast/slow food?
    Fast food is a type of service where food is served very quickly. This “bussiness” started in ancient Rome, with food stands on the street, but nowadays fast food has derived in fast junk food. Junk food is the one that contains high levels of fat and additives. In addition, it is unhealthy and it’s usually made from parts of animals that aren’t used in normal food, making disgusting mixes.

    Slow food is a cultural movement started in Italy. It promotes the good gastronomy, healthy and quality food, and it’s against junk food. They spread a philosophy that combines pleasure and the culture of food.

    I’m not going to lie. I like fast food, not too much, but sometimes we just want something like that. Our society likes fast food by different reasons (time, price, taste…) and it won’t change, at least soon. You know, out of sight, out of mind.

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    Very well. Just for a letter and an apostrophe…

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  18. The called “fast food” include the meals done by all restaurant chains like McDonald´s, Burger King, etc. All that meals full of bad chemicals for our body for example food preservatives or soil fertilizer and other things that we had never thought we would going to eat like crushed beetles or duck feathers. And the “slow food” refers to the opposite of “fast food” so it means healthy food. On purpose “slow food” is the name of a movement against of the “fast food”. The specialists name it “fast food”for his lack of nutritional values but it could also be for the meat is made. I don´t especially like this type of food and I have rarely eaten it.

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    1. The so-called “fast food” includes the meals cooked by all restaurant chains like McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. All that meals are full of bad chemicals for our body, for example, food preservatives or soil fertilizer and other things that we had never thought we would going to eat, like crushed beetles or duck feathers. And the “slow food” refers to the opposite of “fast food”, so it means healthy food. On purpose “slow food” is the name of a movement against of the “fast food”. The specialists name it “fast food” for his lack of nutritional values but it could be also for the way the meal is made. I don’t especially like this type of food and I have rarely eaten it.
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      Never use “the” when speaking in general.
      You’d better use “such as” instead of “like” when giving examples.

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  19. Junk food is prefabricated food, they are made in factories and sold as they have been manufactured. A synonym for junk food is fast food. I like to eat junk food once or twice a month, sometimes no day a month, but this type of food you can not eat every day, as they can be erjudicante all the fats it carries for body organs, such as pancreas , liver or stomach.

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  20. Everyone knows that fast food isn’t good for your health, but it’s quick and the people who have little time see it as the solution to eat. It is true that this fashion is cheap and fast but it’s still junk food.
    I personally don’t like it because I’m not sure what I’m eating. I prefer to eat couscous.

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