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Schlosser's investigation reaches its frightening peak in the meatpacking plants as he reveals the almost complete lack of federal oversight of a seemingly lawless industry. His searing portrayal of the industry is disturbingly similar to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, written in 1906: nightmare working conditions, union busting, and unsanitary practices that introduce E. coli and other pathogens into restaurants, public 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 behavior," he writes. Where to begin? Ask yourself, is the true cost of having it "your way" really worth it? --Lesley Reed --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Wow.....I will never eat frozen hamburgers again. And thats what the fast food places sell. This book is an eye opener, and really is a must read for anyone who has ever eaten a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bootsy Bass
Too dry. I felt like I was reading a college textbook. I couldn't finish it although the primary plot I found very interesting.Published 9 months ago by Lindsay Greene
Fast Food Nation
By Eric Schlosser
It's been selected as one of TIME's 100 Best Nonfiction books. Read more
I bought this book way back in 2002 when it first came out.
Eric Schlosser's book on the "fast food" business is a shocker. He shows what goes on behind the scenes. Read more
Book the book for myself and then love it so much that I bought it for a friend. Great readPublished 23 months ago by Mario Henry
Even though I'm not a fast food fan and certainly see some interesting/helpful research presented here, I still think this book is a horrible collection of polemic. Read morePublished on June 13 2012 by Mark Nenadov
This book is essential reading if you are involved in any kind of advocacy fight.
Almost all our advocacy fights come down to money; our interests vs. Read more
This book was amazing and I've already recommended it to all my friends. The price is right, and the book is really entertaining. Read morePublished on April 4 2009 by M. Lanigan
We all hear about how fast food is "bad" for you and all that, but never much about the process behind it. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2007 by KidKrush