Radio Curious:Eric Schlosser: Do You Really Want to Eat That? (Archive) 
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Radio Curious  Eric Schlosser: Do You Really Want to Eat That? (Archive)   
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This week we have an interview from the archives: a talk with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Schlosser discusses the big problems with fast food" the unhealthy fat contents, the potential contamination due to food processing techniques, and the fact that children are the targets of fast food mass-marketing" and the serious side effects they have on our society.  Eric Schlosser, Barry Vogel, Esq. 
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Fast food is what many people eat in America, and increasingly in other countries. It is advertised to be fun, tasty, and easily available. Americans spend more money annually on fast food than is spent on higher education.

Eric Schlosser is our guest in this archive edition.Hes the author ofFast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Schlosser writes that it is not only what is served for human consumption that is the problem, but the art of mass-marketing to children through organized promotions and ads for the products"in school busses, hallways, and even bathroom stalls"has serious side effects on society.

Working conditions for employees at meat-packing plants and the resulting contamination of the product resulted in the July 19th, 2002 recall of 19 million pounds of beef. In addition to the acute health hazards of contamination, a fast food meal often contains more fat in one meal than the average person needs in a day.

I spoke with Eric Schlosser, the author ofFast Food Nation, in mid-summer 2002, we began with his description of the problem of excess fat in fast food.

Eric Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. The book he recommends is Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, by Ted Conover.

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Food and Nutrition | Consumerism | Food | Schools  
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