Thursday, April 15, 2010

KFC Cares About You!

Well, not really. In fact, KFC really doesn't care about you. Replace bread with two pieces of deep fried "chicken" (I use quotations because the chickens used have been artificially raised), two pieces of bacon, and two slices of cheese and shove that bad boy in your mouth. You will have just ingested 540 calories, 32 g of fat, half of your daily limit of saturated fat, 0.5 g of transfat (the only KFC wrap/sandwich containing transfat) and food from three different animals! The definition of food is: Material, usually of plant or animal origin, that contains or consists of essential body nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals, and is ingested and assimilated by an organism to produce energy, stimulate growth, and maintain life.




In response to the definition of food, is it questionable that this "sandwich" helps to "maintain life"? If you ate this sandwich once per day, do you think your body is going to maintain itself? Or will your body suffer the consequences of eating high fat, artificial food? The documentary Super Size Me (where a person aspires to only eat McDonalds food for every meal of the day), shows how standard fast food literally breaks the body down. The food was so toxic that a month long experiment of only eating fast food couldn't even be finished due to acquired health complications.


Most people know that a Big Mac is bad for you. But this new sandwich crosses the line. It's desire to standout and be accepted as a meal is just plain offensive. Fast food corporations constantly devalue the definition of "food". Unfortunately, fast food is promoted as "fun", "easy" and "happy" (can't forget about the happy meal). In reality however, eating this fast food will not only make us unhappy in the long run, but will compromise our physical well being. The causes of Heart Disease have already been proven. This is scary because there are people in this world who are gullible, hungry and will absolutely eat anything that is cheap and marketed as acceptable (let alone appetizing).


For all of us who have the option (and knowledge) of choosing healthy food to eat, let us not take this privilege for granted. Eat foods that are local, fresh, and beneficial to the body. Do it for yourselves and for the people around you. Everyone's actions can go a long way.

5 comments:

  1. This sandwich is so volitile and shocking that the issue is no longer even about the "food" item anymore. It begs a greater question of the morality of food providers in the United Sates.

    Is it really acceptable to market such an item to people, many of whom already suffer from poverty, obesity and heart conditions? While one can argue the point of free will and buyers choice, the appearance of this item on a menu will no doubt harrangue in many who are already brainwashed enough to believe that KFC (or McDonald or Burger King or Taco Bell etc) care about them and their health.

    Whoever created this and then whoever approved it and then whoever advertized it are on a straight road to the karmatic version of hell. Oh, I pity their souls almost as much as I pity anyone stupid enough to ingest this so-called "food".

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  2. The FAST FOOD INDUSTRY, is a multibillion dollar industry and focus on selling even more to its already establishd customers through focus groups. Now as these consumers get sicker and sicker and more obese, they now get treated by the medical industry with medication and surgery for their ailments. A whole industry of pharmeceutical and medical groups is created to treat the sick.
    So a trillion dollar business is the result.
    This trillion dollar health problem could easily be solved by people exercising and eating right. As Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of Prevention, is worth a pound of Cure"
    Keep up the good work.

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  3. Also, they have stolen this idea from Tracy Morgan: http://www.nbc.com/30-rock/video/the-rural-juror/117405/

    I never would have thought, laughing at this on 30 Rock, that it would EVER turn into reality!

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