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					Taking Personal Responsibility for What You Eat

Taking Personal Responsibility for What You Eat

A few weeks ago I was looking for the book "Fast Food Nation" as it has some research on Mr. Ronald McDonalds Corporation.

I am not trying to scare you but I want you to be more AWARE of what you're truly eating when you pick up those processed burgers at these fast food

"What do you think the main ingredients of a hamburger are? Beef is the most visible, but oil is essential to modern factory farming, which is what
supplies fast food. The "End of Cheap Oil" cover article in the June, 2004, National Geographic has a full page photo of a cow with the following
caption: "The price of steak: a pound of beef takes three-quarters of a gallon of oil to produce." So what will happen to McDonald's, other fast food
restaurants, and the people who frequent them as Peak Oil gradually unfolds and there is less oil, which will be more in demand and more expensive?

Ronald McDonald's materialism prevails more than the Sermon on the Mount's spirituality. Ronald's clown face sits by the check-out counter in
Wal-Marts and I see him advertising children's programs HMM! I think our children don't need any more poison then they already have. McDonald's
seems to be everywhere, having successfully permeated and penetrated our culture with the goal of selling its products. To do so, it consumes tons of
oil, water, and other natural resources to grow food, truck, advertise, package, and sell it around the world. This one multinational corporation
consumes more fossil fuels and other natural resources than many entire countries, so working to transform it through one's personal choices could
have a big impact.

So why am I telling you all this? The reason for my self-disclosure and this ramble is that I think there are things that you and I can do to improve our
consuming patterns. We are all in this together. Most of us are part of the problem, and can be part of the solution. We each make daily eating choices
that impact the Earth and its capacity to continue feeding us and other creatures.

It is too easy to just blame McDonald's, and the other fast food corporations for the damage they do to the environment and our health. Sure, they
mold our consuming patterns and financially benefit from them. But we need to look in mirrors and take individual responsibility to make changes.

McDonald's is the world's largest restaurant chain. Along with other fast food chains like Burger King and KFC, they displace local Mom and Pop
restaurants, food, and culture wherever they go with their one-food-feeds-all diet. They serve unhealthy fried food that is part of an agribusiness
system of monocrops and monopolies. Standardized foods destroy biological, cultural and agricultural heritages and diversity. McDonald's
homogenizes us with its sameness.

McDonald's has opened the way for China, India, and many countries to abandon their traditional agriculture and foods in favor of standardized
American fast food. It brings not only unhealthy food, but it Americanizes different cultures with its burgers. Europeans, with their rich culinary
traditions, have been more effective at resisting McDonald's.

I was browsing through the book "Fast Food Nation" and nearly vomited in disgust with what McDonalds puts in there burgers, below I have listed
some facts about McDonalds.

? Each hamburger includes fecal matter, antibiotics and anabolic steroids.

? The vast majorities of its workers are part-time, lack benefits, and quit after a few months.

? The average American now consumes three burgers and four orders of French fries a week.

? The industrialization of agriculture by the fast-food industry means that the U.S. now has more prisoners than farmers, who have been replaced by

? McDonald's is the largest purchaser of beef in the world. It buys from five large meatpackers. Over the past 20 years, 500,000 cattle ranchers have
gone out of business and a rancher's share of every beef dollar has fallen from 63 cents to 46 cents.

? McDonald's spends more money on advertising than any other brand in the world.
Now, when you decide what to eat, be sure you think twice before picking up anything that isn't straight from Mother Nature. Food is the fuel that will
allow you to live a happy, healthy, and productive life. The fuel. Everything that isn't fuel is just "enjoyment" that may be harming your body.


About the Author
Nelson Roque is a Fitness/Body Mind Weight Loss Mentor who has lost 75 lbs; he is also a sports nutritionist who focuses on total body well-being.
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