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Fast food is literally defined as food that is cooked quickly in standardized method and purchased at particular restaurant such as McDonalds and Burger King at inexpensive price In order to save time and money most people prefer going to fast food restaurant to traditional food restaurants due to attractive and addictive taste convenience and cheap price Although we are used to dealing with present comfort and convenient fast food industries we should concern and reform the industry systems because it exerts negative influences on the food system and ecosystem as a wholeFor the purpose of rapidly making fast food the fast food industries cooperate with intensive animal farms that supply ingredients such as potatoes meets and eggs to them and it eventually lower priceCAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation as an example of intensive farm feeds cattle pigs and chickens on genetically modified corns Because the crop is cheaper than typical feedstuffs a concentrated farming area where estimated 10000 animals are raised brings a lot more profits than grazing area Based on huge amount of investment from the United States government the concentrated farms develop its systems and cooperate with more fast food industries Therefore the farm leads to contribute local and national economies and have high productivity and efficiency at lower price and fast food price keeps getting lower and lower However fast food and corn price are not practically cheap but it has hidden cost from undiscovered system In fact the United States government invests 50 billion in corn industry for keeping prices for the crop artificially low Walsh Getting real Also genetically modified corn contains a great deal of harmful chemicals from fertilizer and pesticideAccording to Walsh more than 10 million tons of fertilizer is used for corn only while 23 million is needed for all crops For example the heavy amount of fertilizer abuse creates a dead zone around the Gulf of Mexico The dead zone is approximately 6000-sq-mi and has
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