Presenter Information

Thomas Hamby

Location

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Start Date

11-4-2013 11:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2013 12:00 AM

Description

As the world is facing an ever changing environment in how people choose things to eat, globalization of the fast food industry has lead the charge in the changing of the dynamic in how this is occurring. This study is to show the interactions of fast food franchises and how they have infiltrated foreign societies (i.e. France, Netherlands, etc.) and impacted the traditional actions of the societies, not only in culture, but infrastructure and health. Some anecdotal evidence will be provided from time spent living in the Netherlands regarding how the Dutch feel about McDonalds and the shadowy taboo of fast food desire that is nonetheless prevalent. The aim of this study is have a better grasp of how fast food has impacted the global sphere and how societies have assimilated to westernized franchise food industries. While food markets have penetrated into society and have edged their way into the overall health of the world’s peoples. These new corporate hegemonies of the food industrial empire have become a global leviathan that certain countries would like to see harpooned. However, understanding the problem and rooting out the course to attainable health that is not plagued by high calories and low nutritional value can only do this.

Comments

Presented as part of the 2013 USFSP Undergraduate Research Symposium held April 11, 2013.

Faculty mentor: Dr. Anna Dixon

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Apr 11th, 11:00 AM Apr 11th, 12:00 AM

An Observation in Fast Food Abroad

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

As the world is facing an ever changing environment in how people choose things to eat, globalization of the fast food industry has lead the charge in the changing of the dynamic in how this is occurring. This study is to show the interactions of fast food franchises and how they have infiltrated foreign societies (i.e. France, Netherlands, etc.) and impacted the traditional actions of the societies, not only in culture, but infrastructure and health. Some anecdotal evidence will be provided from time spent living in the Netherlands regarding how the Dutch feel about McDonalds and the shadowy taboo of fast food desire that is nonetheless prevalent. The aim of this study is have a better grasp of how fast food has impacted the global sphere and how societies have assimilated to westernized franchise food industries. While food markets have penetrated into society and have edged their way into the overall health of the world’s peoples. These new corporate hegemonies of the food industrial empire have become a global leviathan that certain countries would like to see harpooned. However, understanding the problem and rooting out the course to attainable health that is not plagued by high calories and low nutritional value can only do this.