Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them ...
stick with an artful mix of first-rate reportage, wry wit, and careful reasoning. Schlosser's myth-shattering survey stretches from California's subdivisions where the business was born to the industrial corridor along the New Jersey Turnpike where many fast food's flavors are concocted. Along the way, he unearths a trove of fascinating, unsettling truths -- from the unholy alliance between fast food and Hollywood to the seismic changes the industry has wrought in food production, popular culture, and even real estate. He also uncovers the fast food chains' disturbing efforts to reel in the youngest, most susceptible consumers even while they hone their institutionalized exploitation of teenagers and minorities.
This is an insightful book that opens our eyes on what is really going on behind major fast food chains like McDonald's. Far from being just restaurants, they are gigantic corporations influencing just about every aspect we can think of - farms,
..." factories, governments, you name it. The book is very well researched, and is careful not to sound too accusatory (probably out of a fear of lawsuits), but still drives home the point that fast food corporations have grown too powerful. Naturally, too much power leads to corruption.
My only complaint is the book's occasional veering off in irrelevant directions, like when it talks about Walt Disney. But it's just a minor nuisance.Continua...Nascondi
A sobering look at what goes into a typical fast food meal ... including illegal immigrant labor, low wages, dirty kitchens, meat with shit ... shall I go on? Think twice about eating that burger! Read this and find out how the multi-billion fast
..." food industry is taking its customers for a ride.Continua...Nascondi