Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food

Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food

Andrew F. Smith


Eating junk foodstuff and quickly meals is a brilliant all-American ardour. American youngsters and grownups love their sweet bars, titanic Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and reliable Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous wellbeing and fitness results from the large urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This used to be fairly dramatically evidenced by way of tremendous dimension Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's nutrition within which his liver suffered an identical poisoning as though he have been on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American well known meals tradition is being more and more emulated in other places on the planet, resembling China, with the possibility of comparable disastrous results. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk nutrition and quick meals phenomena from a large number of angles as well as health and wellbeing and vitamin matters. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the themes to light up the yank manner via items, businesses and marketers, social background, pop culture, agencies, concerns, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and masses more.

Interest in those themes is excessive. This informative and interesting paintings, with entries on present controversies comparable to mad cow affliction and manufacturing unit farming, the foodstuff pyramid, motion picture tie-ins, and advertising and marketing to little ones, could be hugely beneficial for studies, study, and perusing. It takes readers behind the curtain, analyzing the importance of things like uniforms, education, packaging, and franchising. Readers of all ages also will benefit from the nostalgia issue, studying in regards to the history of iconic drive-ins, the tale in the back of the mascots, evidence approximately their favourite sweet bar, and collectables. each one access ends with instructed examining. along with an advent, a timeline, thesaurus, bibliography, source consultant, and pictures increase the textual content. pattern entries: A&W Root Beer; advertisements; vehicles; Ben & Jerry's; Burger King; Carhops; middle for technology within the Public curiosity; Christmas; Cola Wars; Employment; reasonable foodstuff; speedy meals state; Hershey, Milton; Hollywood; damage; Krispy Kreme; Lobbying; Nabisco; weight problems; PepsiCo; Salt; Soda Fountain; teenager Hangouts; Vegetarianism; White fortress; Yum! manufacturers, Inc.

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