Please join NOFA-NJ at Brick Farm Market for another monthly installment of our book club. On Tuesday, March 13, Dr. Xenia Morin will be leading our discussion of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation. Although this event is free, we ask that you kindly register so we can plan better.
From the back cover… In 2001, “Fast Food Nation” was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Eric Schlosser’s expose revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America, widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world. The book changed the way millions of people think about what they eat and helped to launch today’s food movement.
In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the growing interest in local and organic food, the continued exploitation of poor workers by the food industry, and the need to ensure that every American has access to good, healthy, affordable food. “Fast Food Nation” is as relevant today as it was a decade ago. The book inspires readers to look beneath the surface of our food system, consider its impact on society and, most of all, think for themselves.
As disturbing as it is irresistible . . . Exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing . . . channeling the spirits of Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson. “San Francisco Chronicle”
Schlosser shows how the fast food industry conquered both appetite and landscape. “The New Yorker”
Eric Schlosser is a contributing editor for the “Atlantic “and the author of “Fast Food Nation,” “Reefer Madness,” and “Chew on This” (with Charles Wilson).”