Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser

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Many Americans today may not realize how much money is spent on food to support a family. In the book Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser he talks about how fast food affects American Society. He talks about how much money is spent on fast food, which is $110 billion dollars. Eric Schlosser says that many Americans spend more money on fast food then they do on cars and education. He mentions many food companies such as McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and how it can be “the world’s largest provider of death care services”.(Schlosser 5) In Fast Food Nation, “Working class families could finally afford to feed their kids restaurant food.”(Schlosser 20) What Eric Schlosser is saying is that many people who are rich can afford to buy a lot of food. In The epilogue of Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser talks about a man named Dale Lasater who worked with cattle. Dale was fighting against the Beef Trust, which would not buy his cattle. Many Americans who eat beef today may feel like someday Mad Cow Disease will develop, “Meat is off the menu. Achieving replacement level fertility, reducing food loss and waste, reducing biofuel demand for food crops and shifting our diets, will all go some way to closing the gap between food available and food required.”(“5 Ways Cattle Help The Environment”) Eric Schlosser, makes the reader focus on Dale Lasater and his property line, and how it did not go well due to a decrease in population. Many fast food companies should make sure to have
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