Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food
Chew On This Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food Author:Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson In the New York Times bestseller Chew on This, Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson unwrap the fast-food industry to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at a business that both feeds and feeds off the young. Find out what really goes on at your favourite restaurants -- and what lurks between those sesame seed buns. Praised for being accessi... more »ble, honest, humourous, fascinating, and alarming, Chew On This was also repeatedly referred to as a must-read for kids who regularly eat fast food. Having all the facts about fast food helps young people make healthy decisions about what they eat. Chew On This shows them that they can change the world by changing what they eat. Chew on This also includes action steps, a discussion guide, and a new afterword by the authors.« less
This book will make you think twice before grabbing a quick meal at a fast food restaurant. The author covers the terrible ways in which the animals are treated before being slaughtered, the near-impossible speeds by which the slaughter-house employees must work (causing serious injuries and even death); how fast food supports illegal immigration, the tricks used by the corporate giants to lure kids and thus their parents, and the terrible ways the employees--mostly high school teenagers--are treated, and not rewarded.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, as well as the movie "Fast Food Nation" which has an all-star cast and shows everything that this book talks about.
A great read, I found it misplaced at Third Place Books, I didn't know it was intended for young readers. I liked Fast Food Nation and this one is just as good. If you want to loose a few pounds read this, it will put you off fast food for a while, yuck!
This is basically "Fast Food Nation" designed for teen and older readers. It's a condensed version with all the major points and same feel and message as the "adult" book. If you can't get Fast Food Nation, this is a good alternative.
I got this for my 14-year-old nephew who is a fast rood junkie, and really doesn't like to read that much - would rather be on the computer. But he's read at least some of this and told me about it. I think he likes it.