August 05, 2003
Fast Food Nation (book)Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
I, unfortunately, am a typical ignorant American. I eat too much fast food without knowing exactly how bad it is. Reading this book was the beginning of my efforts to educate myself about what I should and shouldn't eat. It provides a walkthrough of the entire fast food industry (including those that support it or depend on it), from the franchisor level all the way down to the slaughterhouse employee up to their ankles in blood.
There are too many interesting points discussed to list here, but two topics I found highly enlightening were the sections about farmers and how they and their farming businesses are affected by the fast food industry and the sections about government regulation of low-income, high-turnover employment and food production.Posted by yargevad at August 5, 2003 12:10 PM