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 Fast Food Nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the later section of the book, the fast food industry's effect role in globalization is discussed, linking increased obesity in China and Japan with the arrival of fast food.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal (2001) is a book by Eric Schlosser, first serialized by Rolling Stone in 1999.
In particular, Schlosser argues that the fast food industry has used political influence to increase profits at the expense of human health and the social conditions of its workers. /wiki/Fast_Food_Nation   (918 words)

 Fast food - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The modern history of fast food is connected with the history of the hamburger, as the earliest fast-food outlets sold hamburgers as their primary product.
Fast food is often highly processed and prepared in an industrial fashion, i.e., with standard ingredients and methodical and standardised cooking and production methods.
Fast food is food which is prepared and served quickly at outlets called fast-food restaurants. /wiki/List_of_fast-food_restaurant_chains   (1549 words)

 Healthy Restaurant Eating / Fast Food Nutrition: Guide to Making Healthy Choices
Generally, fast food meals are higher in calories, sodium and fat, and often lacking in important vitamins and minerals.
The Best and Worst Fast Food 2002 – This report is slightly old, but still represents a good analysis of some of the main offerings at the leading fast food restaurants (McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Wendy's).
Fast Food Nutrition Guide – A guide which offers nutritional information for over 30 restaurants including fast food and sit down restaurants. /life/fast_food_nutrition.htm   (2432 words)

 Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser
Fast food has to have something going for it and Schlosser doesn't adequately explain what that is. (We remind readers that we are not fast-food consumers and that we are truly baffled by the phenomenon of people paying for and consuming fast-food products; we would love to hear some sort of convincing explanation for it.
Given the popularity of fast food, and the amount of it ingested by Americans (and, increasingly, people all over the world) this is information that desperately needs to be spread among consumers everywhere (though not many people seem eager to hear it).
The industry seems to provide cheap, convenient, and fast food, and provide employment to a large number of people -- but the food is arguably not particularly healthy (or downright unhealthy -- and, occasionally, lethal), and much of the work is low-skill labour performed by teenagers and immigrants, teaching them few skills. /reviews/food/schlosse.htm   (2228 words)

 fast food
It's the DIY fast food of the sushi...
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I hear that this fast food pickin' is baked. /search.html?searchexpression=fast+food   (1615 words)

 Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal By Eric Schlosser review by Andrew Roe / San Francisco Chronicle 28jan01
Eric Schlosser's "Fast Food Nation" is a good old-fashioned muckraking expose in the tradition of "The American Way of Death" that's as disturbing as it is irresistible, and that ultimately calls for the boycott of one of the most powerful and lucrative industries in the United States.
With cattle and sheep carcasses being incinerated all over Europe, with fear of mad cow disease spreading, with obesity and diabetes on the rise, especially among children, the American allegiance to fast food was ripe to be challenged.
"Fast food has less impact here than other places because there is so much other, ethnic `fast food,' and because real estate has gotten so expensive," he said. /Food/Fast-Food-Nation.htm   (2303 words)

 Food Allergy Survivors Together Official Site
FAST is here for you because food allergies are more than a condition.
The Handbook is written by the founder, and the Journal is a collaborative effort by FAST members.
Imagine reading a book about food allergies where no one is trying to sell you something, tell you about a cure, or give you hundreds of recipes you can't use. /mi/FAST   (190 words)

 Fast Food News
Industry trends towards self-service at fast food restaurants may soon force the industry to reconsider the moniker 'quick-service restaurant' and replace it with 'self-service restaurant.' More and more plans are becoming apparent within the industry that seem to indicate this transition.
The fast in fast food is about to take on frantic new meaning: the 10-minute pizza.
The book claims to "demystifies the special seasonings and secret sauces of choice fast foods—showing how to reproduce their flavors quickly and easily from common ingredients," and "shows the reader how to transform 75 fast food favorites into healthier versions that are even more flavorful than the originals." /blog   (3050 words)

 Fast Food
A lean burger from a fast food restaurant is nearly non-existent.  Since these burgers are generally fried, they tend to retain nearly all their fat.  Fast food hamburgers are also full of sodium and cholesterol.
Everyone needs sodium, cholesterol, fat, and calories to live.  However, consuming any of these in excess can be harmful.  Too much fat and salt contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease.  Not all fast food is harmful, but it is important to be informed so you can choose a healthy meal.
You can choose to reduce the risks and calories in fast food if you are informed. /teenconsumer/pages/healthandsafety/fastfood.htm   (197 words)

 Press Articles - Rolling Stone 1
Fast food is now served not only at restaurants and drive-thrus but also at stadiums, airports, college campuses and elementary schools, on cruise ships, trains and airplanes, at Kmarts, Wal-Marts, gas stations and even hospital cafeterias.
The changes prompted by fast food have occurred so quickly and have been so all-encompassing that it is now hard to conceive of a world without hamburgers served in brightly colored paper boxes, without drive-thru windows, without the same restaurants making the same food the same way in almost every American city and town.
The basic thinking behind fast food has become the operating system of today's service economy, spreading identical retail environments throughout the country like a self-replicating code. /media/press/rollingstone1.html   (12783 words)

 FAST FOOD: Good Stuff?
Meanwhile, fast food producers require farmers to raise uniform fields of crops and herds of livestock for easy processing, eliminating agricultural diversity.
Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser (Houghton Mifflin: 2001), provides a fascinating—and alarming—glimpse into the fast food culture in the United States.
Slow Food ( is a worldwide movement for the protection of the “right to taste” that organizes food and wine events and initiatives, raises the profile of products, and promotes local artisans and wine cellars. /pubs/goodstuff/fastfood   (865 words)

 Fast Food News
Fast food chain Wendy's International has agreed to amend its employment nondiscrimination policy by adding new written protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity for all employees.
Fast food outlet Wendy's has implemented protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
First Fast Food Nation author and McDonald's detractor Eric Schlosser appears on the Today Show to promote his kids book, Chew on This, for hungry pre-teens... /food/fast-food   (596 words) Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal: Books: Eric Schlosser
In his introduction to "Fast Food Nation", Schlosser says that he's interested in fast food "both as commodity and metaphor", and indeed, this well-written tome is as much an examination on the titular product as an able primer on the encroachment of large corporations into the lives of working Americans.
Third, the book illustrates how the fast food industry has helped to create an entirely new culture within America, one that has never been seen before in the history of man, and one that is probably only possible within a society such as the US.
Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems as American, and harmless, as apple pie. /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060938455?v=glance   (2220 words)

 Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
This myth-shattering book tells the story of America and the world’s infatuation with fast food, from its origins in 1950s southern California to the global triumph of a handful of burger and fried chicken chains.
USA Today - Fast Food Nation is the kind of book that you hope young people read because it demonstrates far better than any social studies class the need for government regulation, the unchecked power of multinational corporations and the importance of our everyday decisions."
Evening Standard (UK) - If your biggest worry about eating at a fast food restaurant is whether to order a burger and fries or barbecue grilled nuggets and a strawberry milkshake, then swallow hard and think again. /media/books/schlosser.html   (542 words)

 Technorati Tag: fast food
Fast Food Franchises for Sale Entrepreneurs interested in fast food franchise opportunities and fast food restaurant-for-sale listings can find in-depth info on
Fast Food Chicken Made Me Sick If you've gotten sick from eating fast food chicken, click here to join a possible lawsuit.
This photo was taken in a Mc Donalds fast food restaurant, near the Yuyuan Garden, in Old Town of Shanghai (China). /tag/fast+food   (490 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Fast food
While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight.
Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. /medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19491.htm   (160 words) Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the World: Books
Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser's disturbing and timely exploration of one of the world's most controversial industries, has become a massive bestseller in America and rightly deserves to be so this side of the pond.
The story of fast food is to a large extent the story of post-war America.
Fast food is so ubiquitous that it now seems harmless. /exec/obidos/ASIN/0141006870   (1224 words)

 Fast Food (1989)
Fast Food is a very fun B-Movie from Michael A. Simpson Director of Sleepaway Camp 2 and 3.
So since i am such a huge fan of Sleepaway Camp 2 and 3 when i came across Fast Food and saw it was Directed by Simpson i decided to give it a try.
Auggie takes out a loan and with his friends they turn Sam's gas station to a Fast Food place of their own. /title/tt0097335   (420 words)

 BBC NEWS Health Fast food 'as addictive as heroin'
She said fast food causes blood sugar to peak and then plunge, creating a natural desire for another snack.
Researchers in the United States have found evidence to suggest people can become overly dependent on the sugar and fat in fast food.
She found a link between the brain's pleasure chemicals and a craving for this type of food. /2/hi/health/2707143.stm   (462 words)

 WebQuest Template
Using the information gathered above, determine which fast food restaurant you team would recommend to be your over-all choice in providing the most nutritious meals for teens.for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Preparation of a typical teen menu of fast food and comparison chart of fast food restaurants.
Menu preparation is complete and the comparison of three fast food restaurants is valid and explicit. /students/jklein/janwebquest2.htm   (1220 words)

 Vegetarian Options in Fast Food Restaurants
Different sources from the same fast food place may give totally different information, so if you are in doubt, it is best to check the information out yourself.
Their fries are vegan and they usually do not fry other foods in the oil that they cook them in, but in some restaurants they do, so it is a good idea to ask about this.
While most Americans do include meat and other foods of animal origin in their diet, there are also millions of Americans who, for various reasons (religion, environmental, ecological, economical, world hunger, and personal ethics), have decided to exclude meat and animal based products from their diet. /OtherInfo/FastFoodRest.htm#roundtablepizza   (8591 words) Books Unhappy meals
Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation," is troubled by our nation's fast-food habit, but what goes into the burgers and fries isn't even half the problem, he says.
"Fast Food Nation," a stomach-churning critique of the health and labor practices of the burger business, argues that Americans should change their dietary habits.
The author of "Fast Food Nation" says you just might not want to know what the burger giants are serving. /books/feature/2001/02/08/schlosser   (713 words)

 Fast Food Fever! - Fast Food News & Crazy Fast Food Creations!
The Australian: McInnovations make fast food faster [February 18, 2006]: "AT the old McDonald's, the crew member whose job it was to salt the french fries would hold the salt shaker over the cooked product and wave it in the shape of the hamburger chain's golden arches.
But now the fast food chain wants to give its workers a makeover and is reportedly in the early stages of soliciting fashion designers to spice up its standard uniforms.
Apparently the fat content in U.S. fast food is greater than that of other countries due to a greater use of hydrogenated vegetable oil in cooking.   (2754 words) Technology Would you like ground spinal cord with that?
Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation," is a red-meat eater who has consumed his fair share of burgers and fries.
Schlosser bubbled over with appalling facts in our recent conversation about fast food, what's really in our meat and what he thinks is the worst job in America.
I came to this project as a person who has eaten an enormous amount of fast food and as a person who has probably eaten more hamburgers than any other type of food. /tech/feature/2001/02/08/schlosser_interview   (1079 words) - Fast food goes for a touch of gourmet
"Fast food chases three words around in a never-ending circle: price, quantity and quality," says Christopher Muller, director of the Center for Multi-Unit Restaurant Management at University of Central Florida.
Pressure for better food is coming from consumers — and chains such as Panera Bread.
The driver is not so much healthier food but better taste. /money/industries/food/2005-10-23-fancy-usat_x.htm   (430 words)

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 Fast Food Restaurants, Nutrition, Fast Food Franchises, and more.
It's not just fast food either, there are 100's of franchising opportunities for all sorts of businesses.
, particularly in the fast food industry, have been enormous successes in the past 40 years.
Fast Food Restaurants, Nutrition, Fast Food Franchises, and more.   (240 words)

 Fast Food Quest
To compare foods in up to 3 restaurants, click on 1, 2 or 3 restaurants in the Fast Food Restaurants table, and the items you wish compared in the Fast Food Categories and Subcategories table.
To compare a particular food item in all of the restaurants, don't choose any restaurants, just choose a food from the Fast Food Categories and Subcategories table below. /reg/ffq   (63 words)

 Fast Food Facts - Interactive Food Finder
All information is derived from the handbook Fast Food Facts published by the consumer division of the Minnesota Attorney General's Office.
To order the pamphlet Fast Food Facts by the Minnesota Attorney General's office please send an e-mail with your name and address to
Express Lane Cookbook : Fast, Healthful Meals With Minimal Cleanup /fastfood.htm   (564 words)

 the fast food nutrition fact explorer
The Fast Food Nutrition Fact Explorer database contains the nutritional data of 12 of the world's most popular fast food restaurant chains.
Whether you have chosen to follow, a low fat, low calorie, low sodium, low cholesterol, or low carbohydrate diet, the Explorer's powerful search capabilities can help you determine which fast food items will meet the recommendations of your diet or weight loss program.
It can help you follow the dietary or weight loss advice of programs designed to reduce your risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.   (92 words)

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