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By comparing the social benefits and the social costs of the existence of the fast food industry, it can be seen clearly that social costs outweigh the social benefits of the fast food industry. It is shown that the community

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Fast Food Industry - Social Costs & Benefits There are many social benefits to a fast food industry. Firstly, it's the accessibility and convenience of having the fast food restaurants - they're located practically everywhere. The service is also fast, hence "fast food" and therefore maximizing the convenience of them to consumers. Most of the time, the products of the fast food industry are cheap, tasty and therefore have good value for the product. The existence of so many fast food restaurants also means lots of play areas for children (as there are very few playgrounds in most places, the some industries such as McDonalds have playgrounds) and also social areas to "hang out" in, for young adults. ...read more.

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Many people don't know about the unhealthiness of the food in the fast food industry - from lack of information - and therefore are unaware that their lives are at risk. Fast food consumption often leads to obesity, diabetes and dental decay. The existence of so many of the fast food restaurants means that everywhere you see is fast food, and may lead to addictions. With so many people sick from eating fast food, the costs of health care increases, as there are state run hospitals for people who can't afford to go to other hospitals. This increases the costs in these areas and therefore it affects the economy and tax goes up (as the hospitals rely on government funding). ...read more.

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This then causes overgrazing which leads on to deforestation of certain areas. Culture is also being affected badly by the expansion of the fast food industry. There's the globalization issue. The fast food industry expands worldwide which damages local restaurants and national culture - as the restaurants with local traditions are being driven out. One example of this is McDonald's golden arc versus the Christian cross. It has been proven that the golden arc is recognized more often than t he Christian cross. By comparing the social benefits and the social costs of the existence of the fast food industry, it can be seen clearly that social costs outweigh the social benefits of the fast food industry. It is shown that the community suffers much more than it benefits from fast food restaurants. Therefore society is worst off with the existence of the fast food industry. ?? ?? ?? ?? Alvin Chen 12W - Business Studies ...read more.

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