Fast Food Nation Analysis

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In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser discusses the harsh truth that comes with the fast food industry. Schlosser covers much about the start of the fast food industry and how these companies have managed to change cultures all around the world. Over the last three decades, fast food has infiltrated every nook and cranny of American society. (pg 3). This is a minimal amount of time, when you think about it, for something this large to happen and influence so much. Throughout the book, we are told of the horrible working conditions of the overworked and underpaid employees, and the intense amount of factory work that causes numerous accidents when people are worked at such speeds in meat packing houses. Furthermore, Fast Food Nation…show more content…
Additionally, we are informed of the working conditions inside these jobs. Teenagers are far more likely to be untrained, and every year, about 200,000 are injured on the job. (pg 83) America 's fast food restaurants are now more attracted to armed robbers than convenience stores, gas stations, or bank. (pg 83). It is surprising how people are thus vulnerable to injury in a job selling fast food. The workers aren 't properly trained and it is causing unnecessary injuries that could have been prevented all due to the fact that the people hiring these worked don 't necessarily care about how the job gets done they just care about the…show more content…
The author of the book, Eric Schlosser, is an investigative journalist who went and studied history at Princeton University. Through Schlosser 's life, he 's written multiple books his first of which is Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. With this book, we can clearly tell that Schlosser has done his research with the 50+ pages of footnotes that cite every bit of information he found as he traveled across the country for face to face interviews with the people who operate the fast food business. A large number of other interviews were conducted with high school student and young fast food employees. The author shares these stories and his other finding in the book and backs up his research with acknowledgments and

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