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Globalization In Fast Food Nation

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In recent years, the spread of fast food and big business has exceedingly surpassed all generations before, as economic globalization has become a prominent topic in the United States of today. As well, millions of people from all sides of the industry have been affected, which has raised the question of sustainable prosperity, and whether or not consequences will occur as a result of not choosing the right path. Eric Schlosser’s novel Fast Food Nation ventures into the deep and “dark” depths of the food we eat, and just how it has infiltrated “every nook and cranny” of the modern day United States. With a journalistic sense that only some could dream of, Schlosser unveils secrets that restaurants have been hiding for years; the overarching…show more content…
Schlosser also explains how America’s farmers and ranchers, a symbol of tenacity and freedom, have been abused by the food chains for decades, and become “completely powerless” in the present but regardless, fast food has become a “social custom” in contemporary society. In doing so, it has “fundamentally” changed “popular culture” as homogenization has spread across the US, ruining independent business, as well as destroying cultures all across the globe. Schlosser provides a strong in-depth analysis that mirrors that of acclaimed economists around the globe of how the fast food industry has the potential to lead to the collapse of the average American’s life, and that there may be more to the term “sustainable” prosperity than meets the eye. We should embrace Eric Schlosser’s perspective to a greater extent, in hopes that the truth of the restaurant industry can be revealed to the masses to protect the producers of the industry, regular workers, and the cultural identity of America and the world can be
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