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“The self-assertive greed of corporations has given us strips of quick-food restaurants in every town or sizable village in the United States. The societal and social consequences are clear: a destabilization of the family, new eating patterns that frequently result in obesity and dietary deficiencies, a debasement of the human palate forced to find the lowest common denominator, and finally a ready acceptance of horrendous garishness and visual pollution...each hamburger, fish sandwich, egg burger, or what-have- you comes in its own styrofoam sarcophagus, is further wrapped in plastic foil and accompanied by numerous condiments each in its own plastic or foil pouch” (Papanek, V., 1985, p. 24/25).

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