Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Questions and Answers
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What are the main points in Fast Food Nation:  The Dark Side of the All- American Meal?

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In the book, the author discusses a number of critical issues and their impact on the fast food industry, workers, and consumers. Some of them include;

Rise of large corporations

The rise has revolutionized the industry from traditional family-owned establishments to corporate-owned farms and processing plants. The rise of corporations has introduced the concept of mass production, which is characterized by reduced competition among meatpackers and french-fries producers. In turn, the prices of cattle and potatoes have reduced significantly, resulting in lower wages and benefits for the workers in these industries.

Unfavorable working conditions

Besides low wages, workers are forced to work in extremely harsh conditions, some even life-threatening. The low wages can only afford them a poor quality of life.

Health concerns

Fast food is prepared in filthy kitchens infested with rodents and bugs, posing a public health concern for consumers. Additionally, fast food chains are known to use...

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