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

Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World
Title:Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0141006870
Number of Pages:384

The Best Bookstore Online Over 6 million PDF and 4.5 million eBooks to download now. Books by: Eric Schlosser i Fast Food Nation i Eric Schlosser s disturbing and timely exploration of one of the world s most controversial industries has become a massive bestseller in America and rightly deserves to be so this side of the pond On any given day one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast food restaurant without giving either its speed or its cheapness a second thought Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems harmless But the industry s drive for consolidation homogenisation and speediness has radically transformed the West s diet landscape economy and workforce often in insidiously destructive ways p Eric Schlosser an award winning journalist opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating expos with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen However he rapidly moves behind the counter to the overworked and underpaid teenage workers onto the factory farms where the potatoes and beef are grown and into the slaughterhouses run by giant meatpacking corporations Schlosser wants you to know why those French fries taste so good with a visit to the world s largest flavour company and what really lurks between those sesame seed buns Eater beware forget your concerns about cholesterol there is literally faeces in your meat p p Schlosser s investigation reaches its frightening peak in the meatpacking plants as he reveals the almost complete lack of regulation His searing portrayal of the industry is disturbingly similar to Upton Sinclair s i The Jungle i written in nightmare working conditions union busting and unsanitary practices that introduced E coli and other pathogens into restaurants schools and homes Almost as disturbing is his description of how the industry both feeds and feeds off the young insinuating itself into all aspects of children s lives even the pages of their school books while leaving them prone to obesity and disease Fortunately Schlosser offers some eminently practical remedies Eating in the United States should no longer be a form of high risk behaviour he writes Where to begin Ask yourself is the true cost of having it your way really worth it i Lesley Reed i p

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