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Summary Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All American Meal ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ 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 ofArtful mix of first rate reportage wry wit and careful reasoningSchlosser'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 fast food's flavo. Written on May 29 2012I am glad that I had a large Pizza and a KFC burger at the Delhi airport before I started this book Adios fatty fries triple decker domes and cheesy discs you will be missed Ignorance is indeed bliss sometimesUpdate June 22 2014I am happy to report that I have largely stuck to this Ever since reading this I have virtually avoided this sort of trash and must have eaten a maximum of a couple of burgers and pizzas in the last two years and that too most reluctantly when unavoidable Thanks Schlosser

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Rs 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 back cove. WowwwwwBy the time you finish reading this book you will strongly consider becoming either a vegan or a hard core local eater or both I took a tiny bit of comfort in knowing that I eat vegan about half the days in the year; still the book really scared me It's hard factual journalism with a huge section of footnotes in the back As much as I'd love to dispute some of Schlosser's claims I look around me and see evidence to support what he says about the amount of cheap food we eat and what it's doing to usContrary to popular opinion this is not a book that vilifies fast food Chains like In N Out Burger are extolled for using fresh safe meat and peeling their own potatoes Nor does it vilify carnivores The gist of the book is that in our relentless demand for a cheaper efficient system we have neglected the human element of each phase of food preparation from farm to plate Something has gone horribly wrongThe author avoids what could be a smug glib attitude in favor of an urgent prodding tone it is clear he believes we are in a crisis and he is probably right It's hard to go back to your favorite restaurant and order a hamburger after reading What's in the Meat or to complain about work after finishing The Most Dangerous Job Serious stuffI do think Schlosser comes down way too hard on conservatives in the book and he admits in the epilogue that to be fair many liberals are guilty of the same sins For instance the Clinton family has close ties to the poultry industry in much the same was as the Bush family does to the beef industry which is the primary subject of his researchFinally I applaud his conclusion which is a very pragmatist and even capitalist approach in a free market we vote in dollars spent If through our purchases we demand safer meat fresher produce and fair pay for food service industry workers we will get what we want It's a simple matter of doing research before we buy of supporting small farms who do things the old slow respectful wayWell I'd say enjoy but I read it too I gave it three stars only because I couldn't justify saying I loved it when it consistently made me want to skip dinner But I'm glad I read it You should read it tooKyrie eleison

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Fast Food Nation The Dark Side of the All American MealFast 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 here Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an. I could easily give this book a 5 for its well researched and informative content its engaging pacing its excellent mix of dry facts and gossipy tone I literally couldn't put the book down since I picked it up from my sister's bookshelfI started reading with high hopes I heard so much about the book and how it changes people's perception on fast food I do not eat a lot of fast food but I enjoy my occasional burgers from Burger King crave Chicken McNuggets from time to time and adore KFC with heaps of fries rice and ketchup The book begins with the history of McDonalds which encompasses not only the corporate history but also the history of fast food and its supporting industries So far so good As I proceed I find it hard to accept its two major themes big corporations are the big bad wolf who feast on little people and the king of the pack is McDonaldsAlthough the author writes that he doesn't say McDonald and the fast food corporations are the roots of all American problems he essentially implies so throughout the book That is not fair The reason for finger pointing to McDonald and some unknown Carl Jr and Jack in the Box is not apparent in the book Brand wise I wonder how KFC fare in all these debacle although tacobell owned by the same company gets an honorary mention Consumerism wise what about those insatiable American appetitesAnother strong message is that the big corporations sell cheap food by taking advantage of suppliers and their poor illiterate workers not from the goodness of their hearts but for humongous profits Fair enough But he goes on to argue that the marketing tactics employed though necessary are unethical I am not comfortable with this statement Since when have we all lost our cognitive power and freedom of choice When an advertisement says that drinking insecticide is good for us won't our instinct warn us otherwise If the kids insist on eating McDonald to collect the latest figurine from Nemo where are the parents with conscience who will firmly tell them no when a no is warranted I have no problem with presenting selected facts to support a theory or argument But I have problem with authors who do not explore or conveniently neglect the other side of the euation One particularly disturbing fact massaging is his argument that fast food restaurants are favourite crime targets and the crimes are mostly inside jobs On the same page he mentions that fast food industries have high labour turnover and can afford only to hire people with uestionable background Now is it chicken first Or eggThe author offers obvious solutions in the epilogue One of the most irritating ones is proposing that free roaming cattle rearing is the way to go He conveniently avoids these uestions How can he reconcile the math of vast overhead to maintain the land huge labour cost we want our workers to be paid and insured well and small customer base transporting meat to all over the country is bad with affordable prices Aren't these organic grass fed beef normally sold in chic upscale supermarkets Is he suggesting no child policy to curb the population and to make way for those healthy happy cows The book doesn't stop me from anything Prior to reading I already know that these fried foods are not good for my health and moderation is key to all my eating activities I enjoy reading the book but feel misled by its content The problem with the fast food nation is not the cheap end product at high social cost but the lack of common sense and excessive gluttony of its consumers I remember someone who wrote an email full of expletive because after reading this book he felt McDonalds caused his children's addiction to the Happy Meals Now I understand why he like countless fans was so readily bought the book's theme is David vs Goliath its tone straight from tabloids its information tasty morsels from the dark side of an otherwise wholesome industry The book provides ammunition for people who prefer to absolve personal responsibilities In short this book is served the way people like it regardless of its content