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Genres :Non-Fiction , Science , Art , Health
Published By : Harper Perennial
Published On : Jul 05, 2005
ISBN : 0060838582 (ISBN13: 9780060838584)
Format :Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages : 399
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    “The history of the twentieth century was dominated by the struggle against totalitarian systems of state power. The twenty-first will no doubt be marked by a struggle to curtail excessive corporate power.”
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    “The medical literature on the causes of food poisoning is full of euphemisms and dry scientific terms: coliform levels, aerobic plate counts, sorbitol, MacConkey agar, and so on. Behind them lies a simple explanation for why eating a hamburger can now make you seriously ill: There is shit in the meat.”
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    “Did somebody say McUnion? [...] Not if they want to keep their McJob.”
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    “Twenty years ago, teenage boys in the United States drank twice as much milk as soda; now they drink twice as much soda as milk.”
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    “The spread of BSE [mad cow disease] in Europe has revealed how secret alliances between agribusiness and government can endanger the public health. It has shown how the desire for profit can overrule every other consideration. British agricultural officials were concerned as early as 1987 that eating meat from BSE-infected cattle might pose a risk to human beings. That information was suppressed for years, and the possibility of any health risk was strenuously denied, in order to protect exports of British beef. Scientists who disagreed with the official line were publicly attacked and kept off government committees investigating BSE. Official denials of the truth delayed important health measures.”
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    An exemplary blend of polemic and journalism, guaranteed to put you off your lunch.

    May 20, 2010 Read full review
  • Schlosser's incisive history of the development of American fast food indicts the industry for some shocking crimes against humanity, including systematically destroying the American diet and landscape, and undermining our values and our economy.

    Jan 15, 2008 Read full review
  • Just make sure you're not eating when reading it.

    Sep 06, 2008 Read full review
  • It's hard to pick the most stomach-turning of the incriminating facts spilling from the pages of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, a forceful and persuasive assault on America's fast-food culture.

    Apr 19, 2002 Read full review
  • This is a scary, yet all too relevant book. Schlosser's evidence is well documented and the book includes extensive endnotes.

    Nov 18, 2008 Read full review
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