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ECLECTICIST: Fast Food

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Broadcast: 1st November, 2015

Last update: 20th October, 2015

Introduction

Topic Overview

Imagine you had a car idling in your living room. You’d be sitting there watching TV or playing snap, breathing in air laced with toxic fumes. You would recognize that it’s probably not a healthy place to sit because we breathe all the time. We also eat all the time. We spend each day of our lives literally putting food into our faces. Shorely we would want only the best and healthiest foodstuffs passing through our mouths because in a very true sense, we are what we eat. But ‘fast food’ or perhaps more accurately ‘junk food’ is big business. Fast food restaurants are wide-rife in our high streets as are human blimps. Just how unhealthy is fast food and Is it like smoking? Are regular consumers of fast food compartmentalizing their brains like smokers do? Despite the ubiquity of Mcdonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut among others, there appears to be a change in the air: trans-fats are being banned all over the place and more and more healthier alternatives such as Subway (discuss) and Chipotle are appearing. Last talk about fast food.

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Talking Points

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Glossary

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Wrap Up

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Notes, corrections and further references

White Castle Burgers in waffles http://www.whitecastle.com/promotions/belgian-waffles

Health.com’s best healthy picks at fast food restaurants http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20630037,00.html

McDonald’s UK menu (no prices) http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/menu.html