Food/The Food Industry in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

Food/The Food Industry in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

by David Haugen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737763829
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2012
Series: Social Issues in Literature Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chronology 13

Chapter 1 Background on Eric Schlosser

1 Eric Schlosser: Exposing the Underbelly of the US Economy: Contemporary Authors 17

2 Unhappy Meals Eric Schlosser Julia Livshin 24

Chapter 2 Fast Food Nation and the Food Industry

1 Fast Food Nation Exposes the McDonaldization of the US Food Industry George Ritzer 37

2 Exposé and Excess Cecelia Tichi 45

3 Fast Food Nation Has Encouraged Consumers to Take Action Against the Fast Food Industry Andrew Engelson 57

4 Fast Food Nation Helps Students Become More Aware of Their Food Choices Madhu Suri Prakash Dana L. Stuchul 62

5 Eric Schlosser's Writings on the Food Industry Obscure and Ignore the Facts Steven C. Anderson 75

6 Fast Food Nation Highlights the Food Industry's Ability to Thwart Meaningful Regulation Bill Whit 79

7 The Market Will Ultimately Determine Whether Fast Food Nation's, Suggestions Are Worth Considering Gary Alan Fine 86

8 Fast Food Nation Focuses Too Much on Criticizing the Corporatization of Food Steven A. Shaw 95

9 The Fast Food Nation Movie Fails to Communicate the Book's Messages Dave Hoskin 101

10 The Documentary Food, Inc. Expands on Ideas in Fast Food Nation Robert Kenner Rebecca Amato Rahul Hamid 109

Chapter 3 Contemporary Perspectives on the Food Industry

1 The Global Food Movement Has Improved Food Production Worldwide Frances Moore Lappé 119

2 The Local Food Movement Will Revolutionize the Food Industry John Ikerd 131

3 Will the Food Safety Modernization Act Help Prevent Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness? Michael R. Taylor 140

4 Increased Regulation Under the Food Safety Modernization Act Will Have Unintended Negative Consequences Gary Wolensky Anne Marie Ellis Kelly Regan 145

For Further Discussion 154

For Further Reading 156

Bibliography 157

Index 161

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