Friday, September 26, 2014

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American MealFast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spoiler alert: reading this book will make you want to avoid fast food and some other types of food for quite some time, potentially forever. Eric Schlosser's book is seemingly well researched, and explains things very well in stories that are both capturing and engaging. The story unfolds together with the growth of the fast food industry, and the practices that follow with it. Unfortunately there is a lot that is being done purely for profit, without much regard for the needs of the human beings who are actually meant to eat the food.
What I particularly enjoyed was the epilogue, where Schlosser not only points out what needs to be done, but also by whom. This is not simply a critique of practices and processes in the industry, but concrete suggestions for steps that can be taken to improve the current situations. Well worth the read, even though you might want to shy away from some type of food for some time!

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