Fast food is both a result of changes in technology and culture (eg, the automobile, the pace of life), and a cause of further changes (eg, in labor, eating, and land use patterns) in part two, schlosser explores major changes in food processing and preparation and in agribusiness. Eric schlosser's fast food nation is a good old-fashioned muckraking expose in the tradition of the american way of death that's as disturbing as it is irresistible exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing channeling the spirits of upton sinclair and rachel carson schlosser's research is impressive - statistics, reportage, first. Fast food nation illuminates the horrifying truths of the fast food industry eric schlosser uncovers the fast food industry's greed, unsanitary conditions, and almost criminally low wages this.
Negative aspects of the fast food industry eric schlosser elucidates in fast food nation: the dark side of the all-american meal schlosser's treatment of the fast food industry, though, is not revolu. Fast food nation presents these sometimes startling discoveries in a manner that manages to be both careful and fast-paced schlosser is a talented storyteller, and his reportorial skills are considerable. Fast food nation: the dark side of the all-american meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist eric schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the united states fast food.
Schlosser is attempting to understand how one fast-food franchise operates, from the inside kabong was born in nigeria, and he studies electrical engineering when he's not delivering pizzas another employee, scott, studies at the university of southern colorado in pueblo. Along the way, schlosser 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. Fast food nation is a groundbreaking work of investigation and cultural history that may change the way america thinks about the way it eats ©2001 by eric schlosser (p)2001 random house, inc. A similar response was evident last spring in cannes, where several american journalists bragged (or at least joked) about heading for the local mcdonald's after the fast food nation.
Eric schlosser follows the food chain in the us, home of the fast food franchise eric schlosser fri 6 apr 2001 2037 edt first published on fri 6 apr 2001 2037 edt. When eric schlosser's best-selling book, fast food nation, was published for adults in 2001, many called for his groundbreaking insight to be shared with young people now schlosser, along with co-writer charles wilson, has investigated the subject further, uncovering new facts children need to know. - eric schlosser -- eric schlossers book fast food nation is not only an expose of the fast food industry but also shows how the fast food industry has shaped and defined society in america and other nations as the fast food culture spreads globally.
Eric schlosser, author of fast food nation, is troubled by our nation's fast-food habit, but what goes into the burgers and fries isn't even half the problem, he says he admits that most of the fast food he ate while he wrote the book tasted pretty good. Schlosser is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of fast food nation, a book about what he calls the dark side of the all-american mealhere, schlosser talks about the. Eric schlosser car , food , drive , fast , wheel , way i can understand why a single parent, working two jobs, would find it easier to stop at mcdonald's with the kids rather than cook something from scratch at home.
In which i review fast food nation: the dark side of the all-american meal by eric schlosser and give it 2 stars for its informative and engaging narrative but disjointed and weak argument. The names of the leading american fast-food chains and their best-selling menu items have become embedded in our popular culture and famous worldwide but few people can name the companies that manufacture fast food's taste. In eric schlosser's novel, fast food nation, he uses an informative and persuasive style in order to enlighten americans on 'the dark side of the all-american meal' i believe his style is.
Eric schlosser eric schlosser was born in 1960 in new york, ny he is an investigative reporter for the atlantic monthly, and the author of the best-selling book fast food nation. Fast food nation: the dark side of the all-american meal (2001) is a book by investigative journalist eric schlosser that examines the local and global influence of the united states fast food industry. Schlosser writes, fast food has proven to be a revolutionary force in american life what people eat (or don't eat) has always been determined by a complex interplay of social, economic, and. Artsbeat eric schlosser to publish book on american prison system eric schlosser, who wrote fast food nation, will explore how rising incarceration rates are intertwined with social.
Schlosser went on to apply his investigative skills to a book on america's black market and, earlier this year, chew on this, a revamped version of fast food nation aimed at younger audiences. Eric schlosser's exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of america, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. Given my distaste for fast food and the general knowledge of its detrimental effect on the american diet, i didn't expect to find any revelations in fast food nation but journalist eric schlosser. 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.