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Fast Food Nation
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal | Eric Schlosser
A journalist explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.
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dabbe
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TheBookHippie I read this for IRL book club years ago when it came out! 4w
dabbe @TheBookHippie Our juniors had to read it for AP English. Obviously its impact didn't work on me as I still eat fries and crave them. 😃 4w
TheBookHippie @dabbe HA! I‘ve not had fast food in decades- but it still sounds good! 4w
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Eggs Great topic👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
dabbe @TheBookHippie I should take your lead; I'd certainly feel better health-wise! 🤩 4w
dabbe @Eggs 💙💚💙 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks They DO have the best fries 🍟 4w
dabbe @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know, right? 🤩 4w
dabbe @ravenlee Ooh, thank you! Added to my TBR! 🤩 4w
kelli7990 I love McDonald‘s. My favorite meal from there is the 10 piece chicken nuggets with fries. 3w
dabbe @kelli7990 Yum! 🤩 3w
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A re-listen for me,first published in 2001,I fear little has changed. In fact,there are probably more pathogens, GMOs, & chemicals in fast food now. Plus ,did you see that Arkansas & Iowa are trying to roll back child labor laws?Some slaughterhouse in Nebraska hired a Sanitation company that had 100 children 13-17 working across 13 packing plants in 8 states. What has happened to this country!?!Book on cassette !Greed always leads to exploitation!

RaeLovesToRead Also, KITTEN ATTACK!!!! 🥰 9mo
sarahbarnes Yes, it‘s hard to fathom. And targeting kids who are here without trusted adults makes it even worse somehow. 9mo
Leftcoastzen @RaeLovesToRead no extra charge!😁busy baby! 9mo
Leftcoastzen @sarahbarnes indeed, hard to fathom. 9mo
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shortsarahrose
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Back to the office means another #bookhaul from the free book table 📚

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Ladygodiva7
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This book has been out for 21 years already. Oh well, I‘m reading it anyways. Bella rather eat fried food than read the book 🍟 #dogsoflitsy

AmyG Bella is beautiful. 2y
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Ladygodiva7
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Flea market finds! ✨A Penna Star weave/Woodland Star weave to add to my snowflake collection. #catsoflitsy

FlowerFairy Look at that little ginger beauty! 😍 2y
Sparklemn My Cedric looks very similar. 💛 2y
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Pia_hb
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You create what you eat have never felt more true.

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ravenlee
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It‘s dated, but still very relevant. While there is some info about the foods themselves, as I expected, this is much more about the industries of fast food and its supporting system. The impacts on the meat industry, ranching/farming, processing; resistance to any increased safety measures or wage increases, etc; all that is the bigger focus. It‘s disheartening in a lot of ways, though I think there have been some gains in the 20 years since.

TheBookHippie I remember doing this for bookclub when it came out! Just maddening. 3y
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ravenlee
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Natural and artificial flavors are now manufactured at the same chemical plants, places that few people would associate with Mother Nature. Calling any of these flavors “natural” requires a flexible attitude toward the English language and a fair amount of irony.

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ravenlee
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One of those weird book coincidences - I just DNFed In the Shadow of the Moon, which had a whole section on von Braun‘s illustrious Nazi career and his record with the inmates who provided the labor for his facility. I didn‘t expect to encounter it again in a book about fast food.

Ruthiella That happened to me and weirdly also with von Braun! I read Gravity‘s Rainbow which goes into bizarre often hard to follow depth about the V-2 rockets von Braun helped design and built using slave labor and then a week of so later read Moonglow which in part details von Braun‘s work for NASA based on his foundational rocket know-how. Disgusting how the US was willing to overlook his war crimes. (edited) 3y
ravenlee @Ruthiella that‘s so weird - who ever suspected Werner von Braun would show up in so many books? I‘ve only ever encountered him in a museum in Munich and the movie October Sky before this. 3y
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Schnoebs Oh geez.... this brings back memories 😂 This was my required reading for going into my freshman year of high school. Since this was one of the first introductions I had into the food industry and books around it, I couldn‘t eat fast food for a week and still don‘t really eat hot dogs 😂😂😂 3y
RamsFan1963 I love hot dogs so I'm definitely not reading this!! 🤣 3y
this_teacher_reads @RamsFan1963 So far it‘s mostly about hamburgers, so you‘re good. 😂 3y
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PurpleTulipGirl I didn‘t eat at McDonalds for about a year after reading Fast Food Nation. 3y
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Jari-chan
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We all know that Fast Food isn't healthy - but we love it anyway. I do, too. Still, I want to be informed and even though this book focuses on America, I still highly recommend it. There is a lot of troubling information in there and I know really want to go and ask the Swiss workers of McD and Burger King how it is to work for those companies. Also, I made the right decicion to go veggie/vegan (on my way there).

Buechersuechtling I often eat veggie, too, because of some of my chronic illnesses but to be honest, the first I thought when I saw your picture was: “Oh, I‘d like to have a burger now.” ☺️ 4y
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling Well, whenever I look at the cover I want to eat fries... So yeah, same problem here 😌 4y
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This book has been on and off my TBR stax for years and I finally decided to tackle it nearly 20 yrs after it was first published. Expository NF that started out as a homage to an American cultural phenomenon turns into an expose of how fast food companies have impacted farmers, ranchers, our health, eating behavior and the economy. There‘s an updated version but I‘ll be more interested in update that features the impact of alt-meat products...

Dogearedcopy Image: I‘ve been using a receipt from my last visit to Carl Jr‘s as a bookmark. After this, it may very well end up being the receipt to my last visit to any fast food restaurant! 🍔🍟 4y
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MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 4y
MrBook 😳🙈🤣 4y
ImperfectCJ Poop emoji origin story? 4y
Lauraandherbooks Eww 😷 ooops 💩 4y
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Godislove
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I read this book during some research on factory farming. Mr. Eric did a wonderful job showing view points from different parts of the food supply chain. He included different experiences from illegal immigrants, slaughterhouse workers, Distribution, & Environmentalists. We as society do not respect our conveniences nor the sacrifices of the plants and animals which facilitate life in general. Thank you to all whom have sacrificed. God is love.

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!! Check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for info @Chelleo has info too! 5y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 5y
Readswithcoffee Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 5y
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Godislove Thank you all. Big loves and hugs! 5y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5y
Godislove Mercì 4y
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Abe
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Great read about the dark side of the nations food.

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MsJPilkey
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I‘m beyond excited to add a selection of fiction and non-fiction texts to my classroom library. I‘ll have a full summer of reading with these selections, and I can‘t wait 😊📚🌞

BookNightOwl Scythe!!! One of my favorite books 📖 5y
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Julsmarshall
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Ooh, tough to read and I don‘t each much fast food. The author does a masterful job of blending scientific research with the personal stories of those affected. As someone who grew up around ranching and spent time in Colorado, that made it even more interesting.

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Julsmarshall
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Finally trying this one, it has been on my TBR forever! #MountTBR #lazysunday

Karkar I have had this on my TBR forever too! 5y
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OwenBanner
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1. It‘s gotta be my Gram‘s cans of index cards translucent from butter and dusted in flour.
2. Only Chicago-style dogs with the whole buffet table on them.
3. George Foreman. Man can grill anything.
4. Despite living overseas and having eaten everything from goats head soup to chicken intestines, my staples are all fairly mundane #manicmonday @JoScho

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SnarkyLarane
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Starting the year with a finish. This book has been on my currently reading list for too long. I won't say I enjoyed it, but it was really interesting and I learned so much about several industries I knew nothing about. This will probably make some people cringe but the copy I have was previously married up by someone who must have been writing a report. I enjoyed reading the comments written in the margins.

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Tove_Reads
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Taco Bell came to Finland, which means they need a doorman for the next few months. Quite sad, really. You should have seen what it looked like when Burger King came to town...

Notafraidofwords Wow. There‘s a Taco Bell like a few blocks from my house and I have never tried it. This makes me want to see what the hoopla is about. 6y
Tamra Ugh, so not worth it! Chipotle maybe, but even then........ 6y
Cinfhen Hahahaha 6y
Tove_Reads @Tamra I am a Chipotle kinda gal, but wouldn‘t wait outside for 30 mind for it. A friend of mine who‘s been a Manager of most of the huge American fast food brands says Chipotle is the only place where a human is supposed to eat at. He orders food there, but not at the other places. 6y
Tamra @Tove_Reads agreed!! 👌🏾 6y
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wallacereads
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Random find at the dollar store. #bookmarks

DivineDiana Fun! 7y
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britt_brooke
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When you get 30 minutes notice to show your house, you run around like a complete spaz, load up the kids and dog, and head to McDonalds (kids' choice 😬). No complaints from Sam! #dogsoflitsy #bostonterriersoflitsy

RanaElizabeth Pupper! 7y
mrozzz Perfect action shot. 🐶 7y
Yournewfriendsams Gahh moving is the worst! I hope they like it so you can rest on keeping the house squeaky clean 24/7!!! (edited) 7y
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KarenUK Love Sam! 🐶💕 7y
LeahBergen And did he get the little dog ice cream at the drive-thru? Do they do that there? 7y
britt_brooke @Yournewfriendsams I'm so over it. It's been a month and still no offers. Frustrating!! 7y
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Aw, he would've loved that, but nope. I have him 2 nuggets and a few fries .... I'm sure I'll be regretting that later. He's gassy, haha! 💨💨💨 7y
saresmoore I don't know if I could do it! You are amazing! 7y
britt_brooke @saresmoore It has not been fun. We thought our house would sell in the first week, but it's now 4 weeks. I'm so OVER IT. 7y
LibrarianJen @britt_brooke This was so us last year we spent lots of time at the park. I'm sorry yours is taking forever to sell. Is the market good in your area? 7y
britt_brooke @LibrarianJen The market here is kind of insane it's so good. That's why we're so frustrated. We made a mistake by buying one of the largest homes in a mediocre neighborhood and now we're paying for it. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 7y
Lreads Before we could sell our house the realtor made us dismantle our library! She said it would turn buyers off! 🙄 7y
AmandaL We had our house on the market twice in the past two years. I had the same kid and pet wrangling situation. I insisted on 24 hours notice. Good luck! 7y
britt_brooke @ReadsWithTea I understand decluttering and removing family photos, but that seems extreme. 7y
britt_brooke @AmandaL It's so much work. I'm so over it!! 7y
moonmagicbabe Good looking doggie! 7y
Jenbug68 Awesome shot 😆 7y
britt_brooke @Akillingsworth Thanks! ☺️ 7y
Jinjer He's getting a McNugget!!!!😂😂😂 7y
britt_brooke @Jinjer 😂 He got a few fries, too. 🍟 7y
Jinjer @britt_brooke I had a doggie once and all the drive thru places loved to feed her. A Milkbone from the bank, a McNugget from MickeyD's, a tortilla chip from Del Taco...😂 7y
britt_brooke @Jinjer So cute! McD's didn't give him anything yesterday. ☹️ But I have him the nuggets my boys didn't eat. 😁 7y
Jinjer I keep coming back to this because he looks so happy and excited like "Oh boy!!!!" I finally saved the picture on my phone.? 7y
britt_brooke @Jinjer Haha, love it!! 😁💚💚💚 7y
Jinjer Ohhhhhhhh Sam!!!!!😭😭😭😭💔💔💔 6y
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Augustdana
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I'm way behind on #riotgrams but jumping back on the bandwagon. Picked this as my food themed book. It's one of my all time favorites and scared the shit out of me. I was already a vegetarian, but it really reinforced my decision. Also I had to buy a second copy of the book because I loaned it out to an ex and NEVER GOT IT BACK.

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This is disgusting. I'm proud the say that my 4 1/2 year old is in the 4% that cannot name him. She said "It's a clown Mom. What's his name?! Drew?!?!"

Hooked_on_books You should definitely feel proud! I read this book a while back. It's great and horrifying at the same time. 7y
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MicheleinPhilly
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#MayBookFlowers Some of my non-fiction shelves. And I've actually read them all! #PhotoChallengeFirst #Truth

LauraBeth I have a copy of Fast Food Nation and my kid read it - which means I now have to eat French fries in secret 😂 7y
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth It's been years since I've read it. Thank goodness for getting older and gradually losing my memory of things I read in my 20s. 🍟 7y
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This is an engrossing in-depth look at the fast food industry. Its history, development, food manufacturing, marketing, suppliers, etc. etc., are all laid out for you with plenty of bibliographic resources. Eye-opening, stomach-turning, & even humorous at parts, you'll never look at a fast food chain the same way again! I would recommend watching the companion documentary after reading this. Educate! #PairWith: honey lemon water, straight, cool.

SusanInTiburon My kids both saw the documentary in high school when they took environmental science. Neither one of them will eat chicken nuggets any more, and I don't really want to know why. 😜 Perfect pairing, by the way! 👍🏽 8y
MrBook @SusanInTiburon 😂😂😂👏🏻👍🏻. Thank you 😊! 8y
Lynnsoprano Thanks for the recommendation. I've read Brian Wansink's books about mindless eating. This should be a goo complement. 8y
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MrBook @Lynnsoprano Oooh, I want to read Brian's books now 😂👏🏻🙌🏻! Thank *you* for the rec! 8y
BostonBookAddict This book made me give up poultry and meat immediately after reading it! 8y
MrBook @BostonBookAddict I don't blame you! 8y
LisaJo Nice "wine" paring. I am confident I have that in my wine cellar.* *pantry 8y
MrBook @LisaJo 😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 While reading this book, you'll want an internal cleanser, lol. 8y
Tcip Great book. Seriously. 8y
Mcoun I was glad I was a vegetarian after reading this book. A good follow-up to this book is 8y
BostonBookAddict @Mcoun I have that book and yet to read it. It looks good and heard great things about it! Afraid of what I might have to give up after reading it!! 8y
EKonrad This book (and the movie) was part of the reason I became a vegetarian. Have to admit I still indulge in fast food though...so greasy and yummy. 😬 8y
MrBook @Tcip 😎👌🏻🙌🏻! @Mcoun Ooh, thank you for the reference! @BostonBookAddict That's an understandable perspective. @Ekonrad 😂👏🏻🙌🏻! I eat it once every couple weeks to keep my stomach's tolerance up. When one travels heavily, there's more fast food joints than all the other eateries combined 🙄. 8y
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Opening line:
"Carl N. Karcher is one of the fast food industry's pioneers."
#bookgnome #ericschlosser #fastfoodnation #dumbledwarf

jpmcwisemorgan This is a great book if anyone hasn't read it. You'll learn a lot about how our food industry and how it could be changed for the better. 8y
Book_Gnome @jpmcwisemorgan I also highly recommend TOD such an eye opener. I was livid after reading it. 8y
jpmcwisemorgan @A1001Musings Pollan's books have a way of doing that. TOD is not one I've read yet. 8y
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Macnjen
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Oh boy. Now I don't eat meat.

MrBook Lol, I liked this book as well. 8y
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TeaRainBook
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3.5/5 stars. Really good, but goes off on some weird tangents.

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Josemoran28
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When you work at McDonald's and are reading this here 😂💁🏽

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