Fast Food Nation Themes

Eric Schlosser
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Americans can no longer ignore the multiple health hazards of a fast food diet. With the advent of fast food chains following World War II, Americans have latched on to the ease and convenience of ordering a meal which is ready within minutes and which, because of advertising and gimmicks, is especially popular with children. The all-American meal is now a hamburger, fries and a Coke, available at any number of chains, or tacos, delivered pizza, and fried chicken, all within a few miles of home. Fat content of these meals is horrendous, not to mention the dangerous amounts of sugar in the sodas which we consume daily. Obesity has now become an epidemic in America, and our children are suffering the most. Years of fast food consumption have resulted in a host of related diseases as well, to include diabetes, heart disease...

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