Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Questions and Answers
by Eric Schlosser

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What are some universal lessons learned from Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal?

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Two lessons emerging from Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal relate to consumer vigilance.

Schlosser's work is designed to raise public awareness about "the All-American meal."  He does this in two distinct ways.  The first is in his display of the food preparation process.  An important lesson emerges through displaying situations like livestock care, health and safety issues, and the presence of chemical additives.  As consumers, we must be aware of what fast food corporations are doing in the name of profit to the food we eat:

The medical literature on the causes of food poisoning is full of euphemisms and dry scientific terms: coliform levels, aerobic plate counts, sorbitol, MacConkey agar, and so on. Behind them lies a simple explanation for why eating a hamburger can now make you seriously ill: There is s**t in the meat.

Schlosser demonstrates why it is so important to hold corporations responsible for...

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