Monday, May 22, 2006

New Book - Chew on this

Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson
Chew on this: the truth about fast food
Puffin, 2006, 394.12 SCH

Eric Schlosser
Fast food nation: the dark side of the all-American meal
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001, 394.1 SCH

Based on and extending the work of Eric Schlosser's 2001 bestseller Fast Food Nation (which is also in the RSA library stock), Chew on this presents a comprehensive analysis of the fast food industry. Guiding us through the growth and development of the industry, its success, what fast food actually is, what goes on in the slaughterhouses, meatpacking factories and flavour labs, global advertising, merchandising in UK schools, mass production and the exploitation of young workers in the thousands of fast-food outlets throughout the world, it also takes a look at the effects on the environment and the highly topical issue of obesity. Meticulously researched, lively and informative, with first-hand accounts and quotes from children and young people, Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson handle a very serious subject in a thoughtful and objective manner.

Read an April 2006 review of Chew on this from the Guardian Newspaper.
Read a Powells interview with Eric Schlosser following the release of Fast food nation.

Available to borrow by RSA Fellows - contact the Library for details. Ask about our Freepost service.

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