November 11, 2002
fast food nation

I finished Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser last night. I already knew a lot of the stuff (and more, really) about the quality of meat in the US and about conditions for workers and animals in feedlots and slaughterhouses. Unless you live in a windowless box, you must have heard *something* about those issues.

But still, the book shocked me a few times. There were a few things I'd never really thought of before, some that I'd sort of willfully ignored in order to not have to question my own life.

We don't eat as much fast food as a lot of people because we're vegetarian. But still, I get a hankering for a McDonald's sundae (don't ask, I can't explain it). Or we're just in a hurry or we're lazy.

Screw that. We don't want any part of it.

The things in this book are important for Americans to know. If you haven't read it, you probably should.

Posted by Aimee at November 11, 2002 04:46 AM
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