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

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HarperCollins, Jan 17, 2001 - Social Science - 384 pages
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The jaw-dropping exposť on how America's fast food industry has shaped the landscape of America.

This fascinating study reveals how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. Eric Schlosser inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves. This book has changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today’s food movement.
 

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Another widely published nonfiction title that had been on my TBR list for a long time. Most of it is in fact still relevant in 2020, as we learn more about the issues with large-scale meat packing ... Read full review

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Eric Schlosser holds up marginally better fast food to counteract the horrible fast food industry. Great in depth reporting on all angles of the fast food industry, but the proposed solution has no ... Read full review

Contents

The Founding Fathers
Your Trusted Friends
Behind the Counter
Success
Why the Fries Taste Good
On the Range
Cogs in the Great Machine
The Most Dangerous
Whats in the Meat
Global Realization
Have it Your
Afterword
Photo Credits
Bibliography
Copyright

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Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for The Atlantic. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation, and The New Yorker. He has received a National Magazine Award and a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for reporting.

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