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Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer -- And What You Can Do about It: A Participant Guide

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New York Times Bestseller, 

 With a New Afterword

“Schlosser has a flair for dazzling scene-setting and an arsenal of startling facts . . . Fast Food Nation points the way but, to resurrect an old fast food slogan, the choice is yours.”—Los Angeles Times

In 2001, Fast Food Nation was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Eric Schlossers exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch todays food movement.

In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food. Fast Food Nation is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. The book inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves.

“As disturbing as it is irresistible . . . Exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing . . . channeling the spirits of Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Schlosser shows how the fast food industry conquered both appetite and landscape.”—The New Yorker

Eric Schlosser is a contributing editor for the Atlantic and the author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This (with Charles Wilson).

Synopsis:

A unique movie tie-in guide, this collection of essays goes behind the scenes and deeper into the issues and ideas raised by the provocative documentary on the contemporary way of eating. Contributors include Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Anna Lapp, and others.

Synopsis:

A whole new kind of movie tie-in—the first in a series—goes behind the scenes and deeper into the issues and ideas raised by a provocative documentary on the contemporary way of eating

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestseller that blew the lid off the fast food industry—exposing how they've malled our landscapes, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad—now includes a new Afterword from the masterful muckraker (who started it all), Eric Schlosser.

Synopsis:

Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—its an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably?

Expanding on the films themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

About the Author

Karl Weber is a writer and editor based in New York. He collaborated with Muhammad Yunus on his bestseller Creating a World Without Poverty, edited The Best of I. F. Stone, and, with Andrew W. Savitz, co-authored The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social, and Environmental Success—And How You Can Too.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

I. The American Way

1. The Founding Fathers 13

2. Your Trusted Friends 31

3. Behind the Counter 59

4. Success 91

II. Meat and Potatoes

5. Why the Fries Taste Good 111

6. On the Range 133

7. Cogs in the Great Machine 149

8. The Most Dangerous Job 169

9. Whats in the Meat 193

10. Global Realization 225

Epilogue: Have It Your Way 255

Photo Credits 273

Notes 274

Bibliography 330

Acknowledgments 336

Index 339

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, July 17, 2009 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
A book that goes beyond the movie. Filled with challenging essays that will make you think. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about this issue, and look at how we eat.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781586486945
Author:
Weber, Karl
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Participant Media
Author:
Schlosser, Eric
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Food industry and trade
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Nutrition
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Food industry and trade -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Medicine Nutrition and Psychology
Subject:
Popular Culture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Some charts/graphs
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 384 pages PublicAffairs - English 9781586486945 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A unique movie tie-in guide, this collection of essays goes behind the scenes and deeper into the issues and ideas raised by the provocative documentary on the contemporary way of eating. Contributors include Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Anna Lapp, and others.
"Synopsis" by ,
A whole new kind of movie tie-in—the first in a series—goes behind the scenes and deeper into the issues and ideas raised by a provocative documentary on the contemporary way of eating
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestseller that blew the lid off the fast food industry—exposing how they've malled our landscapes, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad—now includes a new Afterword from the masterful muckraker (who started it all), Eric Schlosser.
"Synopsis" by ,
Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—its an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably?

Expanding on the films themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

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