Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation is a broad investigative work that demonstrate and criticize fast food industries. A lot of what is consumed by the nation today is fast food, due to the fact that many Americans are constantly on the go that they end up neglecting their diet. Most of those unhealthy diets can have a long term negative effect on people and can cause serious illnesses such as respiratory problems, and worse of all obesity which has become a nationwide epidemic. It is amazing to know that most of the food that is eaten is not fully investigated by food authorities such as the USDA.
Schlosser then reveals that most meatpacking industries are overlooked by federal authority, which can only mean that we never know what kind of bacteria lies in the food we eat. It is understandable that many are overworked and may perhaps condone what is actually going behind the counter, however, it is sad to know that As with time the larger the companies grew so did their menus. From a regular to supersize, then the famous 'have it your way' quote that had become so popular by many Americans. But if we where to actually stop and question ourselves before taking that first bite, is it really worth it to have to your way but putting extra cheese or adding another slab of meat. In reality if we where to stop and think about it, that will just equal up to another pound gained.
What makes fast food more interesting is that nothing is ever natural. It is all pre made and ready to serve by an instant fire on the grill. But do companies such as Mcdonalds and or Burger King investigate these products before being sent. The answer unfortunately is no. As I had mentioned earlier meatpacking industries are rarely investigated and so therefore bacteria such as ecol i are still present in the meat. In the book Schlosser describes how.