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The Fast Food Craze: Wreaking Havoc on Our Bodies and Our Animals Paperback – August 1, 2005

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"Chock full of hard hitting facts, a solid plea for commonsense at the table or drive-in. " -- Ingrid Newkirk, PETA

"What a wake up call! Everyone needs to read this book." -- Ellen Reid, Smarketing, Beverly Hills, CA 9/04

Passionate pleas on behalf of animals and humans motivates readers to help take their first steps toward positive change." -- Farm Sanctuary

Very strongly recommended reading offers an education of the industry and how fast food can and will harm human health. -- Midwest Book Review, James E. Cox

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Fast Food Craze is published by Canyon Publishing, LLC of Kagel Canyon, California, and will be published February 1, 2005
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Canyon Publishing, LLC (August 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976134306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976134305
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,356,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Fast Food Craze is a perfect guidebook for beginner vegetarians or people who think seriously about their health--and the well being of animals.

In the first part, the author explains in a clear and informative way what kind of effects junk food has on our bodies. She gives a lot of facts and examples, which is very convincing. It makes it easier to visualize every change that is done to our body by unhealthy food.

The next parts consist of a few chapters devoted to animals that are most often found on our plates. She makes us look at them in a different way--not as food but as live beings, very similar to human beings in ways they feel pain and experience other feelings. This part of the book is a sad and horrifying description of the treatment the animals undergo on their way to our plates. The horrible fate of animals is shown by numerous pictures, which is enough for the reader to pause for a while and think about their eating habits.

I think the book was a great enlightenment to me and hopefully to all the people who have read it. I'm not saying I am going to become vegetarian overnight, or that I ever become one, but I will definitely pay more attention to what is going on around me.

Thank you Ms. Volpe for writing this powerful eye-opener.

Armchair Interviews says: The book was short and to the point with appendices where you can find famous vegetarians/vegans, numerous book references as well as a short nutrition guide.
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Ms. Volpe straightforwardly puts forth the absolute truth of the negative aspects of the fast food industry and the detrimental effects it has on our human bodies, but most importantly the suffering effects it has on the animals cruelly used to serve this industry whose bottom line is profit. There is no concern whatsoever for the so-called food provided by the cattle and chickens which are first loaded with chemicals detrimental to them as well as to us, and then literally sacrificed for the fast food industry. This well documented book lays out the awful truth which needs to be spread far and wide and the advice therein heeded by those who truly care.
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This book was very enlightening and a bit horrifying as well. It should make everyone evaluate their eating style and become more aware of how we treat ourselves and well as the animals we share our world with. I would recommend it to everyone, especially anyone who cares about their health and diet issures.
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The fast food restaurant chains have as their bottom line the making of money. As a result, many of their corporate decisions are made to the detriment of human health and the inhumane treatment of animals. Very strongly recommended reading, Fast Food Craze: Wreaking Havoc On Our Bodies And Our Animals by vegetarian and animal rights supporter Tina Volpe is an eye-opening education to the fast food industry's deceptive advertisements, "agribusiness farms", and environmental impacts, as well as how a diet of fast food can and will harm human health. Readers will learn about food-borne illnesses, fat and cholesterol issues, receiving recommendations for additional reading, information on thematically related web sites, noted vegetarians, health-conscious grocers, and related "not for profit" organizations.
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This book will be good for use in the classroom or by anyone seriously considering going the vegetarian route. The author has done a lot of research and includes many citations, articles, and pictures that she has found for her case: pro animals and healthy food; anti fast food and animal mistreatment.

She begins by assailing the fast food industry for their unhealthy offerings and misleading advertising. She goes on to describe the mistreatment of factory farm animals in the name of the Almighty Dollar to line the pockets of these same fast food giants around the world. She also points out how the Humane Slaughter Act is either ignored or not enforced. According to Ms. Volpe, not only is fast food unhealthy, it costs pigs, cows and chickens a lot of pain, misery and torture to get to your tummy. She feels the only way to stop this horrendous treatment of animals is to not eat them. She concludes by promoting vegetarianism and its healthy benefits.
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"The Fast Food Craze" by Tina Volpe is much needed wakeup call for us all. Those who are unaware of the facts about the food we too often put in our bodies need to know the whole story. The rest of us, too, frequently need to be reminded that we truly are what we eat. The typical American's diet is undeniably cruel -- cruel to ourselves and unconscionably cruel to the creatures with whom we share the planet. Do animals a favor. Do yourself a favor. Do the world a favor. Read and heed Ms. Volpe's words.
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In this refreshing book about living without meat, Ms. Volpe takes us on an exciting yet disturbing tale of our fast food industries. The universal havoc caused by our obsession with meat is pointed out in clear and concise chapters. Filled with true-life stories and a variety of case studies, the focus is on our most commonly consumed farm animals as chickens, pigs, and cows.

In support of her strong and quite opinionated views, Ms. Volpe has included numerous photos. While a few were quite disturbing, one can see how a photo can be so strong and sometimes necessary to illustrate a point. In addition, she has compiled a list of interesting quotes from famous people on the topic as well as updated information from Congress and other governmental bodies. With the most recent facts and figures supporting appalling statistics, one cannot help but think about the current situation. The treatment of animals, the resulting business, and the consumption by the general public needs to be examined further.

Although I have long since wondered at the treatment of farm animals, nothing could have really prepared me for what Ms. Volpe describes the situation to be. I feel that this book should be read by the masses, as only public pressure will improve conditions. The examples she uses forces the reader to think and while being easy accessible, is also thought provoking. In addition, she has included a helpful resource section containing websites and further reading suggestions including cookbooks and magazines. Whether you agree with her views or not, it can be agreed that Ms. Volpe has given us a well-written book on the subject matter.

Reviewed by: Vianna
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