Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 4, 2002 - Business & Economics - 386 pages
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Eric Schlosser has visited the state of the art labs where scientists recreate the flavours and smells of everything from cooked chicken to fresh strawberries in the test tube and he has spoken to workers at meatpacking plants with some of the worstsafety records in the world. He explores the links between Hollywood and the fast food trade, and the tactics used to target ever younger consumers. In a meticulously researched and powerfully argued account, Fast Food Nation reveals the full price of our appetite for instant gratification.

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User Review  - DVerdecia - LibraryThing

I thought this book was almost perfect. It is a great doubt. Eric Schlosser goes into tremendous detail on the fast food culture. I thought it was great that he made other parallels that are ... Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. He has received a number of journalistic honours, including a National Magazine Award in the US for an earlier version of Reefer Madness. His first book, Fast Food Nation, has been a bestseller in Britain, Japan and the United States.

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