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Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the World by Eric Schlosser
Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal is Doing to the World
By Eric Schlosser
Published by Penguin 2002

Do you really know what you’re eating when you tuck into that juicy burger?
Eric Schlosser’s explosive bestseller, by turns funny and terrifying, tells the story of our love affair with fast food. We know very little about how that food is made, where, by whom and at what cost. Schlosser’s exposé aims to change that. He visits the lab that re-creates the smell of strawberries; examines the safety records of abattoirs; reveals why the fries taste so good and what really lurks between the sesame buns and shows how fast food is transforming not only our diets but our world.

Schlosser claims that Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software or new cars. They spend more on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music combined. He examines the values that fast food embodies and the world it has made.
Fast Food Nation will make you think twice before eating your next hamburger!

Fast Food Nation ...... is meticulously researched and powerfully argued’

A shocking exposé ….. could make a difference to the way we eat. For ever.’
Evening Standard

Fast Food Nation has lifted the polystyrene lid on the global fast food industry …. And sparked a storm’

Fast Food Nation is the kind of book that you hope young people will read because it demonstrates far better than any social studies class the need for government regulation, the unchecked power of multinational corporations and the importance of our everyday decisions’ USA Today

Fast Food Nation is investigative journalism of a very high order. And the fit between the author’s reporting and his narrative style is just about perfect’ Newsday

’Schlosser is a serious and diligent reporter . . . An avalanche of facts and observations . . Pretty compelling . . . A fine piece of muckraking, alarming without being alarmist. At the very least, Schlosser makes it hard to go on eating fast food in blissful ignorance.
Rob Walker - New York Times Book Review

By the same author:
Reefer Madness and Other Tales from the American Underworld

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. This is his first book.

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