Monday, July 15, 2002

Fast Food Nation

First of all, for those of you who have an interest in what you eat, read this book. Eric Schlosser (author of Fast Food Nation) does a great job of describing/explaining the fast food industry, the treatment of franchisees, employees of the company, and he even describes how the animals are killed in order to make the big mac, the whopper, etc. etc. In efforts for full disclosure, I am a vegetarian, but not of the militant sort. I believe everyone is entitled to eat what they want, I just think having full information is very important to making quality decisions on what you eat and where you eat it. For those of the "ignorance is bliss" school, read Schlossers book, you will be very surprised. Also, to reitterate a point that I have made before on this blog, McDonalds still has beef in their French Fries. The Washington Post today, in their health section has a chart of the calories and fat amounts of different fast food items at Taco Bell, Wendy's, Subway, Burger King, KFC, and for those of you who go to the corporate greed arches, McDonalds as well. For a better description, I beleive, each fast food company also lists on their websites the caloric and fat amounts of their food items.

Happy eating.


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