Moreover, the meat produced by slaughterhouses has become increasingly more hazardous since the centralization of the industry due to the way cattle are raised, slaughtered, and processed, providing an ideal setting for E coli to spread.
Additionally, working conditions continue to grow worse.
By systematically dismantling the industry's various aspects, Schlosser establishes a seminal argument for true wrongs at the core of modern America." Terrie Dort, president of the National Council of Chain Restaurants, the trade association representing many of the country's major fast-food chains, released this statement about Schlosser and his book: "It is unfortunate that Mr.
Schlosser's book, 'Fast Food Nation,' categorizes the entire fast-food industry in such a negative light.
Schlosser follows this with a discussion of the life of a typical rancher, considering the difficulties presented to the agricultural world in a new economy.
Schlosser's critique is particularly strong when analyzing the meatpacking industry, which he tags as the most dangerous job in America.Our families eat from the same food supply that everyone else does.illuminates the horrifying truths of the fast food industry."The American Way" the first part, takes a historical view of the fast food business by analyzing its beginnings within post-World War II America while "Meat and Potatoes" examines the specific mechanisms of the fast-food industry within a modern context as well as its influence.The first section of Fast Food Nation opens with a discussion of Carl N.In his best-selling book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser makes you feel like you might be a whole lot better off avoiding the drive-through and just going home to cook your own meal.Schlosser covers everything from how Mc Donald’s got started to how the hamburger giant has affected cultures all around the world.In the final chapter, Schlosser considers how fast food has matured as an American cultural export following the Cold War and how the collapse of Soviet Communism allowed the mass spread of American goods and services, especially fast food.As a result, the rest of the world is catching up with America's rising obesity rates.coli cases that are not even food-borne), which is relevant because fast-food outlets are hardly the only places where processed meat is sold." The Atlantic's Julia Livshin believes "Schlosser's book is not just a compendium of kitchen horror stories.In clean, sober prose packed with facts, he strips away the carefully crafted feel-good veneer of fast food and shows how the industry's astounding success has been achieved, and is sustained, at an equally astounding cost—to the nation's health, environment, economy, and culture." "While cataloguing assorted evils with the tenacity and sharp eye of the best investigative journalist, [Schlosser] uncovers a cynical, dismissive attitude to food safety in the fast food industry and widespread circumvention of the government's efforts at regulation enacted after Upton Sinclair's similarly scathing novel exposed the meat-packing industry 100 years ago.