Fast Food Nation


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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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Author by Eric Schlosser
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9780547750330

Chew On This


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Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldn’t survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonald’s? It’s true. In fact, one out of every three toys given to a child in the United States each year is from a fast food restaurant. Not only has fast food reached into the toy industry, it’s moving into our schools. One out of every five public schools in the United States now serves brand name fast food. But do kids know what they’re eating? Where do fast food hamburgers come from? And what makes those fries taste so good? 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. In Chew On This, they share with kids the fascinating and sometimes frightening truth about what lurks between those sesame seed buns, what a chicken ‘nugget’ really is, and how the fast food industry has been feeding off children for generations.

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Author by Charles Wilson
Genre eBook Young Adult Nonfiction
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ISBN Number 9780547531168

The Food Industry In Eric Schlosser S Fast Food Nation


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This informative volume explores Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation through the lens of the food industry. Coverage includes: an examination of Schlosser's life as an investigative journalist; Schlosser's view of the food industry as demonstrated in his book; how investigative journalism can be viewed as literature; how Fast Food Nation has changed people's perspectives and actions; criticisms of Fast Food Nation and its message; and contemporary perspectives on the food industry with commentary on topics such as food regulations and movements.

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Author by David M. Haugen
Genre eBook Young Adult Nonfiction
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ISBN Number 9780737763812

Food Inc A Participant Guide


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Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—it's an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film's themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.

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Author by Participant Media
Genre eBook Performing Arts
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ISBN Number 9780786741410

Reefer Madness


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New York Times Bestseller: The shadowy world of “off the books” businesses—from marijuana to migrant workers—brought to life by the author of Fast Food Nation. America’s black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids’ nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness, the award-winning investigative journalist Eric Schlosser turns his exacting eye to the underbelly of American capitalism and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays—pot, porn, and illegal immigrants—Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns—and profits—from the underground. “Captivating . . . Compelling tales of crime and punishment as well as an illuminating glimpse at the inner workings of the underground economy. The book revolves around two figures: Mark Young of Indiana, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his relatively minor role in a marijuana deal; and Reuben Sturman, an enigmatic Ohio man who built and controlled a formidable pornography distribution empire before finally being convicted of tax evasion. . . . Schlosser unravels an American society that has ‘become alienated and at odds with itself.’ Like Fast Food Nation, this is an eye-opening book, offering the same high level of reporting and research.” —Publishers Weekly

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Author by Eric Schlosser
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 054752675X

Cogs In The Great Machine


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Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. Eric Schlosser's inimitable brand of hard-hitting yet always entertaining writing looks beneath the surface of American life to examine issues ranging from the black market to burgers. When Penguin published his expose Fast Food Nation in 2001, it sparked a storm in the fast food industry. This piece on the terrifying true cost of cheap meat shows why Schlosser has been instrumental in changing our attitudes to what we eat.

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Author by Eric Schlosser
Genre eBook Convenience foods
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ISBN Number 0141022418

Fast Food Nation


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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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Author by Eric Schlosser
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 0395977894

Slow Food Nation


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Emphasizing the use of natural, organic, and healthy ingredients, the author of Slow Food Revolution explains how we can conserve natural biodiversity and protect fading agricultural practices that are threatened by mass consumerism, by implementing the culinary traditions of the native peoples of diverse regions around the world.

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Author by Carlo Petrini
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number UOM:39015069322108

Fast Food Nation The Dark Side Of The All American Meal


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The perfect companion to Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

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Author by BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9781621072720

Americans


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At the turn of the Twentieth Century, the President of the United States is shot by an anarchist. Is the crime a protest against America's imperial ambitions--or a cry for attention by an angry young man? Provocative, edgy, and compelling, the first play by the author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness is about patriotism, power, the allure of violence. Brilliantly written, morally complex and chillingly original, Americans explores the origins of the American empire and the imprint it now leaves on the world.

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Author by Eric Schlosser
Genre eBook American drama
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ISBN Number 0141017430