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Fast Food Nation: What The All-American Meal is Doing to the World [Kindle Edition]

Eric Schlosser
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On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its thriftiness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenization, and speed has radically transformed America's diet, landscape, economy, and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways. Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating exposé with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts, such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers, who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen. Quickly, however, he moves behind the counter with the overworked and underpaid teenage workers, onto the factory farms where the potatoes and beef are grown, and into the slaughterhouses run by giant meatpacking corporations. Schlosser wants you to know why those French fries taste so good (with a visit to the world's largest flavor company) and "what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns." Eater beware: forget your concerns about cholesterol, there is--literally--feces in your meat.

Schlosser's investigation reaches its frightening peak in the meatpacking plants as he reveals the almost complete lack of federal oversight of a seemingly lawless industry. His searing portrayal of the industry is disturbingly similar to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, written in 1906: nightmare working conditions, union busting, and unsanitary practices that introduce E. coli and other pathogens into restaurants, public schools, and homes. Almost as disturbing is his description of how the industry "both feeds and feeds off the young," insinuating itself into all aspects of children's lives, even the pages of their school books, while leaving them prone to obesity and disease. Fortunately, Schlosser offers some eminently practical remedies. "Eating in the United States should no longer be a form of high-risk behavior," he writes. Where to begin? Ask yourself, is the true cost of having it "your way" really worth it? --Lesley Reed

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Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser's disturbing and timely exploration of one of the world's most controversial industries, has become a massive bestseller in America and rightly deserves to be so this side of the pond. On any given day, one out of four Americans opts for a quick and cheap meal at a fast-food restaurant, without giving either its speed or its cheapness a second thought. Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems harmless. But the industry's drive for consolidation, homogenisation and speediness has radically transformed the West's diet, landscape, economy and workforce, often in insidiously destructive ways.

Eric Schlosser, an award-winning journalist, opens his ambitious and ultimately devastating exposé with an introduction to the iconoclasts and high school dropouts, such as Harlan Sanders and the McDonald brothers, who first applied the principles of a factory assembly line to a commercial kitchen. However, he rapidly moves behind the counter to the overworked and underpaid teenage workers, onto the factory farms where the potatoes and beef are grown, and into the slaughterhouses run by giant meatpacking corporations. Schlosser wants you to know why those French fries taste so good (with a visit to the world's largest flavour company) and "what really lurks between those sesame-seed buns". Eater beware: forget your concerns about cholesterol, there is--literally--faeces in your meat.

Schlosser's investigation reaches its frightening peak in the meatpacking plants as he reveals the almost complete lack of regulation. His searing portrayal of the industry is disturbingly similar to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, written in 1906: nightmare working conditions, union busting and unsanitary practices that introduced E.coli and other pathogens into restaurants, schools and homes. Almost as disturbing is his description of how the industry "both feeds and feeds off the young", insinuating itself into all aspects of children's lives, even the pages of their school books, while leaving them prone to obesity and disease. Fortunately, Schlosser offers some eminently practical remedies. "Eating in the United States should no longer be a form of high-risk behaviour", he writes. Where to begin? Ask yourself, is the true cost of having it "your way" really worth it? --Lesley Reed


Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 2028 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 384 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0547750331
  • Verlag: Penguin; Auflage: New Ed (4. April 2002)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B002RI9IPQ
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.9 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (7 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #181.953 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen What's in the meat? 25. August 2002
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Taschenbuch
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Read it. You may eat fast food now, but after reading Fast Food Nation, you may never enter a fast food restaurant again.
Fast Food Nation is a very frightening insight into not only the fast food business, but also into its entire supply chain, from the cattle ranches to the processing plants, the restaurants themselves and finally the end consumers.
The book is excellently researched, and includes an enormous amount of meticulously supported fact.
The story of the fast food business, can at times be somewhat drawn-out, however, the quantity of interesting and alarming information is adequate compensation.
The quote that says it all "There is shit in the meat".
Schlosser's book is not about fast food. It is about America. It is an insight into the entire culture. The people, the companies and the politics. He clearly shows that politicians do not always have the average persons best interest at heart, and in many cases the Fast Food Restaurant chains are more powerful than the Federal Authorities.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Enthüllungsjournalismus vom Feinsten 13. März 2001
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Nein, Eric Schlosser ist kein Vegetarier, er isst Fleisch. Aber nach der Lektüre seines Buches "Fast Food Nation" ist man versucht, Fleisch (vor allem in Form von Burgern) vom Speiseplan zu streichen. Nicht wegen BSE oder Maul- und Klauenseuche, sondern wegen seiner vielen erstklassig recherchierten und gelungen dargestellten Enthüllungen über die Fast Food Industrie und deren Zulieferer. Vom Schlachthoffleischer (und den sowohl erniedrigenden als auch unhygienischen Arbeitsbedingungen dort) über den industriellen Kartoffelbauern bis hin zum Schüler, der am Frittentopf und hinter der Theke steht - Schlosser hat die Leute hinter den schnellen Menüs bei der Arbeit besucht, sie interviewt und seine Erkenntnisse knallhart zu Papier gebracht. Selbst wenn seine Enthüllungen auf den US-Markt bezogen sind - der Einfluss der grossen Ketten ist international und ziemlich schockierend (direkt neben dem KZ Dachau hat eine der grossen Fast Food Ketten ihr Restaurant eröffnet - gibt es noch Moral und gesunden Menschenverstand???). Brilliantes Buch, meisterhaft geschrieben, extrem fesselnd zu lesen - und die Erkenntnis beim Leser bleibt haften - man ist, was man isst!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Required reading! 28. März 2005
Von Ein Kunde
Format:Taschenbuch
The book is fascinating, and should be required reading for every high school student, or anyone who has ever eaten fast food. It examines practically all aspects of the fast food market: from its origins and development over the years, to modern agricultural production including two chapters on food-borne pathogens. Even the legal aspects of restaurant franchises and labor and worker safety laws come under scrutiny. It is very critical, but at the same time (in my opinion) a very balanced look at our whole culture. Schlosser's style is extremely approachable and clear. The book is very thought provoking and a pleasure to read. I couldn't put it down. It has made me much more aware of what is in food, where it comes from and how it is handled. It will certainly make me hesitate and think before I ever eat fast food again.
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Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Taschenbuch
If you ever eat in fast food restaurants, you should read this book. It will fill your mind with issues that probably had not occurred to you before.

The fast food industry today is the service equivalent of the harshest environments of industrial America. The industry's size creates behemoths among its suppliers who can be even more aggressive in cost-cutting than are the employers of your neighboring teenagers. This book recounts the many dangers and hidden costs this industry imposes on everyone in our society, and suggests some ways to improve. The best defense, however, is a discerning consumer. Read this book to help become one.

Mr. Schlosser begins with the founding of the modern fast food companies, and traces them all back to Richard and Maurice McDonald's first hamburger parlor on E Street in San Bernardino, California. Carl Karcher (Carl's Jr.), Glenn Bell (Taco Bell), and the founder of Dunkin' Donuts all visited there and designed their stores to take advantage of those ideas about achieving higher throughput and consistency. Naturally, Ray Kroc later came along to refine the practices into the foundations of the modern McDonald's.

With success came market power, and abuses of that power. The book looks at several ills that have resulted. For example, the cost of meat needs to be as low as possible. This has led to dangerous conditions where many people are injured in the slaughter houses. His story of Kenny Dobbins at Montfort will chill you forever. The industry has also succeeded in getting inspection standards reduced so more harmful bacteria are making their way into your meal, and more people are getting sick. The old and the young are most likely to be harmed by the rapid growth of E. coli 0157:H7.
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