Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Book Report

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Section I

This book is about the one thing so important to all human beings food. Author Eric Schlosser focuses on uncovering the obnoxious truths of fast food and fast food culture, and enlightens readers about the social, political, economic and health-related influence of the fast food industry by examining it from ‘meat to marketing’. the book is Thoroughly researched, prepared in a style of detailed, investigative journalism, filled with numerous facts, interviews, and narrations. The author begins by reciting the historical development of the industry, and how advertising geared towards children was a major component of its triumphant establishment. Issues such as current labor practices and violations, anti-union strategies, mass-industrialization, lack of governmental regulation, chemical flavoring of food, and the international spread of fast food corporations are also presented as major focuses. Additionally, the workings of the meatpacking industry and its ill-regulated safety and labor policies are converse. (more…)

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