Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

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Harper Collins, 5 juil. 2005 - 399 pages

Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning.

Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from California's subdivisions, where the business was born, to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike, where many of fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate.

 

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Wow, if this doesn't open your eyes to the entire fast food industry and even grocery store meat, then munch blissfully away. The serendipitous thing about the timing of my listening to this book on ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Valuable information, but nothing hippies and liberals haven't known for years. This is a great book to read if you're just getting interested in the politics and actual nutrient values of food, but ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
1
IT fteat and Potatoes
111
Global Realization
225
Have It Your Way
255
The Meaning
271
Photo Credits
291
Bibliography
356
Acknowledgments
362
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À propos de l'auteur (2005)

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. He has received a number of journalistic honors, including a National Magazine Award for an Atlantic article he wrote about marijuana and the war on drugs. This is his first book.

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