Schlosser believes that this expanding, suburbanized region of the Mountain West is an emblem of late 20th-century economic growth, and the problems that go along with that growth. This allows Schlosser to track, within a relatively small geographic area, a cross-section of society as it relates to food production. Active Themes Schlosser notes that the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, near the Front Range, is one of the most technologically advanced military installations in the world, hidden in the mountains, known only to select government employees with high-level security clearances.
Interview with Eric Schlosser 1. Why did you choose to write about fast food? It seems that we all eat fast food.
At least one quarter of American adults eat fast food everyday. And one out of every eight adults has worked at some time during his or her lives. I think it's important that people know what they are eating and especially to know what their children are eating.
After reading the book, people can decide if they want to continue eating fast food or not. I use to eat hamburgers before I wrote the book, but now I don't, but I still love French fries. Why do you think fast food is so popular?
It's easy, it's filling, and it's convenient and inexpensive. Compared to other foods it's something that working people and ordinary people can go out and enjoy. McDonalds is the most popular fast food chain.
The all-American meal is hamburger, fries and a coke or a shake. McDonald's revolutionized fast food. They introduced a way to eat food without knives, forks or plates. Most fast foods can be eaten while steering the wheel of a car and the restaurants are usually drive through.
The design of a fast food restaurant is very well thought out. The seats in fast food restaurants are comfortable but not too comfortable and the colors are bright primary colors, which are designed to make you sit but eventually get up and leave.
They don't want you to linger to long. Fast food meals have come a long way from hamburgers. The new "wrap" concept is also considered fast food and is the newest concept in the fast food business.
The chicken nugget changed the way Americans ate chicken. The overwhelming majority of chicken sold is as chunks and processed meat as opposed to whole birds.
In the fast food, chicken has twice as much fat as hamburgers because they are fried. But continue to gain popularity with the public. Most fast food is fried.
Fried food tastes great, and people don't seem to care about the fat aspect. Only a few fast food companies such as Kentucky Fried Chicken has changed its name to KFC, in order to be more responsible in the way the company is presented to the public.
I don't think people's eating habits have become healthier. Right now, in the fast food industry the trend is to add bacon to their meals. Only "Subway" is working to promote a more healthy way of eating. What would surprise people the most about fast food? The food looks like food that you would make in your kitchen, but it actually has become a manufactured commodity.
French fries at all the fast food chains use to be made by potatoes peeled in the back room and cut into strips. Today they are made in large factories, frozen and processed.
Some of the ingredients oils and fatsare highly processed and very fatty. The size of the meal you order makes a huge difference. Fast food portions are enormous.
The fast food chains have been making larger sized items at really no cost to the company. What kind of marketing strategy do the fast food industry use? Fast food chains spend a large amount of marketing to get the attention of children.Free Study Guide for Fast Food Nation: Summary by Eric Schlosser Analysis BookNotes Download.
Need help with Introduction in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation? Check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis.
Aug 21, · Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal () is a book by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser that examines the local and global influ. Published: Tue, 07 Jun Attention gather: Do you know that fast food can lead to some serious illnesses such as heart attack and lack of energy?
As we know that fast food is a very important meal in the America, and a quarter of the American suffer from it sickness affect and some of them even die?
Eric Schlosser definitely exposed the dark side of the fast food industry in his novel Fast Food Nation. In writing this non-fiction book, Schlosser reveals the effects that fast food chains have on their employees, customers, and livestock, while also addressing the production process and corporate greed that comes along with fast food/5().
Eric Schlosser is a contributing editor for the Atlantic and the author of Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This (with Charles Wilson). Read /5(K).