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Fast Food Nation

The Dark Side of The All American Meal

by Eric Schlosser

Fast Food Nation
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    Jan 2001, 288 pages
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    Jan 2002, 384 pages

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Hundreds of millions of people buy fast food every day without giving it much thought, unaware of the subtle and not so subtle ramifications of their purchases. They rarely consider where this food came from, how it was made, what it is doing to the community around them. They just grab their tray off the counter, find a table, take a seat, unwrap the paper, and dig in. The whole experience is transitory and soon forgotten. I’ve written this book out of a belief that people should know what lies behind the shiny, happy surface of every fast food transaction. They should know what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns. As the old saying goes: You are what you eat.

Copyright © 2000 Eric Schlosser. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company.

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