Chew on this

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Penguin, 2006 - Convenience foods - 263 pages
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Based on Eric Schlosser's bestselling Fast Food Nation, this is crammed with facts and information for young people about the fast food industry - how it all began, its success, what fast food actually is, the truth about slaughterhouses, meatpacking factories and flavour labs, global advertising, merchandising in UK schools, mass production and the exploitation of young workers in the thousands of fast-food outlets throughout the world. It also takes a look at the effects on the environment and the highly topical issue of obesity. Meticulously researched, lively and informative, full of shocking first-hand accounts and quotes from children and young people, Eric Schlosser presents the facts in such a way that allows readers to make up their own minds about the incredible fast food phenomenon.

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

It's amazing how this book was adapted for younger readers. I first bought Fast Food Nation hoping to use it in class. And I was dismayed at the language the book was written in. I liked what it had ... Read full review

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User Review  - mcelhra - LibraryThing

Chew on This is written by the author of Fast Food Nation – it’s like the young adult version of Fast Food Nation. According to Amazon, it’s geared to children twelve years old/seventh grade and up ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Eric Schlosser is an author and investigative journalist based in New York. His first book, FAST FOOD NATION was a major international bestseller. His work has appeared in 'Atlantic Monthly', 'Rolling Stone' and the Guardian.
CHEW ON THIS is his first book for children.

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