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ISBN13: 9780141029788
ISBN10: 0141029781
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You are what you eat.

But do you really know what you’re eating?


Britain eats more fast food than any other country in Europe. Rates of obesity and food poisoning spiral upwards, but it seems we just can’t get enough of those tasty burgers and fries. This myth-shattering book tells the story of America and the world’s infatuation with fast food, from its origins in 1950s southern California to the global triumph of a handful of burger and fried chicken chains. In a meticulously researched and powerfully argued account, Eric Schlosser visits the labs where scientists re-create the smell and taste of everything – from cooked meat to fresh strawberries; talks to the workers at abattoirs with some of the worst safety records in the world; explains exactly where the meat comes from and just why the fries taste so good; and looks at the way the fast food industry is transforming not only our diet but our landscape, economy, workforce and culture.

Both funny and terrifying, Fast Food Nation will make you think, but more than that, it might make you realize you don’t want a quick bite after all.

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Subtitled, "What The All-American Meal Is Doing To The World". The phenomenal "Fast Food Nation" becomes a film starring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Willis and Patricia Arquette, directed by Richard Linklater. The book has sold over 480,000 copies so far.

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JPCoolican, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by JPCoolican)
The modern era's "Jungle," this book, which is meticulously researched and elegantly written, is the seedling that has changed American attitudes towards food and industrial food in particular. Still reads fresh, too.
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JPCoolican, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by JPCoolican)
The modern era's "Jungle," this book, which is meticulously researched and elegantly written, is the seedling that has changed American attitudes towards food and industrial food in particular. Still reads fresh, too.
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9780141029788
Subtitle:
What the All-American Meal is Doing to the World
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History and Social Science » American Studies » General
History and Social Science » American Studies » Popular Culture
History and Social Science » Sociology » American Studies

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"Synopsis" by , Subtitled, "What The All-American Meal Is Doing To The World". The phenomenal "Fast Food Nation" becomes a film starring Ethan Hawke, Bruce Willis and Patricia Arquette, directed by Richard Linklater. The book has sold over 480,000 copies so far.
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