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Chew on This

Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food

by Charles W. Wilson, Eric Schlosser

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Chew on This by Charles W. Wilson, Eric Schlosser
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    May 2006, 270 pages
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    Apr 2007, 320 pages

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Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, is a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. His 2001 book, Fast Food Nation, is assigned reading at universities across the country; he is also the author of Reefer Madness (2003). He is currently working on a book about the prison system.

"It's easy to take the fast-food industry for granted. It seems like fast-food restaurants are everywhere and have always been with us. The book tries to show that the growth of this industry wasn't inevitable. It was promoted by government subsidies, deceptive marketing, and individual choices. It can be changed through a different set of choices. We want to help kids think critically about the world around them and believe that a better world is still possible. Although Chew on This is full of disturbing and depressing information, it is grounded in a fundamental optimism." - Eric Schlosser.

Interesting Link:
McSpotlight.org: "McDonald's spends over $2 billion a year broadcasting their glossy image to the world. This is a small space for alternatives to be heard"

This article was originally published in June 2006, and has been updated for the April 2007 paperback release. Click here to go to this issue.

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