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Fast Food Nation

The Dark Side of the All-American Meal


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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 fast-food 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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1. by anonymous on Dec 1, 2008 at 3:58 PM PST

America is lucky enough to have the full access to things which people refers to as “neccessities.” Unlike the people from places such as Haiti who do not have the alternatives to choose from as to what to feed their children, but instead must choose which children to feed – we are considered very fortunate. America has certainly become a fast food nation.. We are lucky to have food, water, and other resources right at our fingertips. While starvation is still a worldwide problem, Americans are fortunate to have an ample food supply and different options to choose from. However, we still have food issues of our own. The increased consumption of fast food has stimulated a great number of childhood obesity in America. American families would be better off eating healthy, nutritious food found at the grocery store. However, not all American families can actually afford all the wholesale foods at the grocery store. Yet, the cost of medical expenses that’s a result of a poor nutritious diet will cost you more money than to spend a little extra on healthy foods. Of course, it can be tempting to indulge on fast food on a daily basis – it’s fast, inexpensive food. Especially when your budget is tight and a grocery bill can seem like a huge expense. But before you decide on it, really think about your long-term health, as well as the health of your family.

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