Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser was absolutely amazing! I haven’t read a book like this in a while. And by that I mean, a book that I could not put down and be totally consumed by. This book completely transformed my life! I became a vegetarian literally overnight and shed many tears while reading.
I certainly was not planning on giving up meat. But once you learn the truth about the meat and fast food industries, you will find it so difficult to continue to support these huge corporations that don’t care about your health or quality of life. Please keep in mind that this book was published in 2001. Therefore, many things in this book may have changed since then.
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How It All Began
Before McDonald’s completely changed the food and meat industry, the world was a different place. Butchers and meat packagers were highly skilled and highly paid. Sure, the job was dangerous. However, it allowed men to live a comfortable lifestyle and take care of their families.
Also, farms were big businesses. There were no factory farms which means all meat came from the local farmer. The meat was fresh and the animals were cared for. Read more