Fast Food Nation
By Eric Schlosser
This brilliant book is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the multi-billion-dollar fast food industry and its far reaching effects on the US and, increasingly, the world.
To its credit, Fast Food Nation is no dry, academic treatise.
Author, Schlosser succeeeds in presenting a convincing critique of the fast food industry, while at the same time serving up an an accessible and engrossing read.
Any doubts you might have that fast food is largely to blame for the US and global obesity epidemic will be dispelled after reading this book.
The fact that fast food kills tens of thousands of people every year should be enough on its own to convice us to turn our backs on the industry.
But Schlosser gives other compelling causes for concern, among them widespread labor abuses, the negative effects on once-vibrant ranching and farming communities, and the untold misery the fast food industry creates for the millions of animals required to feed it each year.
No thinking person's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Fast Food Nation.
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