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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
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 reach...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780618710317
ISBN-10: 0618710310
Publication Date: 5/2006
Pages: 270
Reading Level: Young Adult
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3.7 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Chew On This : Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food on + 5 more book reviews
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This is the more easily digestible (ie for younger audiences version) of Schlosser's opus, _Fast Food Nation_. If you've read FFN, there is no need to read _Chew on This_. The information is virtually identical. It is merely laid out and packaged a bit differently. That said, if you know an adolescent who might be interested in FFN, give them this book instead.
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Chew on This is basically Fast Food Nation aimed at younger readers, but since it's been five years since I read the latter I figured a refresher couldn't hurt. It didn't; it's a reminder on how food production works in the United States and a refresher course in what I should think about at the grocery store and when I choose a restaurant. I don't eat at many fast food restaurants (not after watching Super Size Me and reading Fast Food Nation in the same week!), but I do eat quite a bit of convenience food and I need to pay better attention to where my food comes from.
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reviewed Chew On This : Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food on + 813 more book reviews
This book is, for the most part, a parallel to the authors Fast Food Nation. There is one MAJOR difference. It is oriented towards and written for students: principally those at the secondary educational level. It is certainly readable by any student from the fifth grade on. Guaranteed that after reading this you will think twice before even setting foot in a fast food restaurant again. You will think twice about school lunch programs! You will even wonder about your favorite food markets and what you are serving to your family at home. In short, this book could be the completely non-fiction sequel to Sinclair Lewis, The Jungle, that takes it from raw material straight through to the retail level of an industry that is the most detrimental to human welfare: fast food. Having worked at many forms of the retail food industry, including the military, and having been named a Certified Food Executive I have personal insights into many facets of the industry. This book should be on the mandatory reading list for all secondary school principals, superintendents, school committee members, state legislators, and members of congress. {See also, Fast Food Nation [0-06-083858-2, 978-0-06-083858-4]} Maybe his next book will be titled Bite Me!.


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