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Schlosser's investigation reaches its frightening peak in the meatpacking plants as he reveals the almost complete lack of federal oversight of a seemingly lawless industry. His searing portrayal of the industry is disturbingly similar to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, written in 1906: nightmare working conditions, union busting, and unsanitary practices that introduce E. coli and other pathogens into restaurants, public schools, and homes. Almost as disturbing is his description of how the industry "both feeds and feeds off the young," insinuating itself into all aspects of children's lives, even the pages of their school books, while leaving them prone to obesity and disease. Fortunately, Schlosser offers some eminently practical remedies. "Eating in the United States should no longer be a form of high-risk behavior," he writes. Where to begin? Ask yourself, is the true cost of having it "your way" really worth it? --Lesley Reed
Not a fan of the book itself (I'm just not a nonfiction person) but it did really opened my eyes and make me reconsider things. Also arrived quickly and in perfect condition.Published 16 days ago by Alli B.
This book gives a great history of food. The author does a great job of portraying both the corporate side and the grizzly side of the meat industry as well as information about... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela Smith
If you want to find out why so many Americans are overweight and unhealthy, READ THIS BOOK! Particularly despicable is the way the fast food chains target children when they... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ballet Fan
The book presents you with a perspective of the industry and it's impact on the society in general that people don't know.Published 1 month ago by Kabong009
This book arrived without any problems. It is a slow read but interesting none the less.Published 1 month ago by Shawn Moore
Fast delivery! Just as described and the price was great for this product! I would recommend seller to others!Published 1 month ago by teeton25