In 1970, Americans spent on this meal $ 6 billion a year in 2001 - more than 110 billion. This is more than for higher education, computers, cars. More than books, movies, magazines, newspapers, videos and music - together.

The average American eats three hamburgers and 4 servings of potatoes each week.

One in eight US workers had worked in the "McDonald's».

"McDonald's" consumption of pork, beef and potatoes all over the US, chicken - a little less than fast food "Kentucky Chicken frayed».

Especially for the "McDonald's" is derived rock chick with huge breasts, "Mr. MD." White breast meat is a popular dish on the menu, "Chicken McNuggets." It changed the entire industry producing chicken. Hen began to sell not entirely, as 20 years ago, and cut into pieces.

Golden arches "McDonald's", according to psychologist Louis Cheskin - Freudian symbol. It is "a huge pair of breasts" Mother McDonald.

Two-thirds of all employees of fast food chains do not have 20 years. They work for a very small salary, performing simple operations. In 1958, in the "McDonald's" first appeared in the 75-page manual, which describes in detail the procedure for all actions for cooking and ways of communicating with customers. Today, in a book of 750 pages, and it is called "the bible of McDonald's».

Staff turnover in fast food - up to 400%. The typical worker leaves the cafe after 4 months. Among the employees a lot of teenagers from poor families and immigrants, particularly from Latin America, who know in English only names of the dishes on the menu.

Low salary and lack of protection of labor is replaced by the creation of "team spirit" among young workers. Managers have long been "McDonald's" teach how to properly praise subordinates and create the illusion of their indispensability. It's cheaper than raise wages.

Injuries in young personnel twice higher than in adults. Each year, crippled in their cafe 200,000 people.

Young Manpower likes to joke. Videos of fast food in Los Angeles showed that teenagers sneeze into the food, lick your fingers, pick your nose, extinguish cigarettes on products, drop them on the floor. In May 2000, three teenagers from the "Burger King" in New York have been arrested for being about 8 months spat and urinated in the food. In mixers live cockroaches, and mice climbing at night on the left to defrost hamburger ... It is known that many employees do not eat fast food in your own cafe, yet do not prepare their own portion.

The taste of the potato "McDonald's" everybody likes. Previously, he depended solely on the fat in which it is roasted. For decades, it was a mixture of 7 percent cottonseed oil and 93 percent beef tallow. In 1990, people ganged up on cholesterol, and fast food have switched to 100% vegetable oil. But the taste is something needed to leave the same! Today, if you ask for a "McDonalds" information about the composition of food, at the end of a long list of modest look "natural flavoring". It is a universal explanation of why everything is so delicious fast food.

Recipes potatoes and hamburgers can not be found in cookbooks, and in the writings of "Technology of Food Industry" and "Food Engineering". What we eat there over the past 40 years has changed more than in the previous 40 000. And the taste and smell of hamburgers and the like is done on huge chemical plant in New Jersey.

About 90% of all the products that we buy, have been pretreated. Conservation and frost killed the natural taste of food. Because the past 50 years, neither we nor fast food could not live without chemical plants.

In addition to taste products for "McDonald's", the company "International Flavors End Fragransez" produces the smell of six of the top 10 spirits of the world, including "BEAUTIFUL" "Estee Lauder" and "Tresor" "Lankoma." And the smells of soap, dishwashing detergents, shampoos and so on. All this is the result of a single process. Shave you're actually the same as what's on your dinner.

Work at the factory has become the most dangerous in America: only the official figure is 40,000 injuries a year. US meat processing plants process up to 400 carcasses per hour, while in Europe, no more than 100. Because of low wages among immigrants work here.

Cows fed farmers, as they should, grass. Cows are designed for large fastfudovskoy grinder, three months before the killing of huge herds are driven to a special area where they are fed grain and anabolics.

One cow can eat more than 3,000 pounds of grain and 400 pounds of weight gain. Meat then becomes very bold, just right for stuffing.

Rise in grain prices has worsened the already dire situation. Until 1997 - the first call from mad cow disease - 75% of the US cattle ate the remains of sheep, cows and even dogs and cats from animal shelters. In one 1994 US cow ate 3 million pounds of chicken manure. After 1997 in the diet were additive from pigs, horses and chickens along with sawdust from the chicken coops.

Obesity - the second cause of death after smoking in the United States. Each year die of 28,000 people. In 2-fold increased rate of obesity in England, which most Europeans love fast food. In Japan, with their marine and vegetable diet fat before almost was not - they have now become like everyone else.


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