Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Chapter 6 Summary

Eric Schlosser

Chapter 6 Summary

On the Range

Ranchers in Colorado Springs are in conflict with environmentalists; however, the truth is that cities and city dwellers do more damage than ranchers. Colorado Springs grew so quickly that little planning was done to ensure the maintenance of its water and land resources. Pavement encroached and diverted the abundant water supplies into fewer and fewer streams and rivers. Ranchers are the ones who have created watersheds and employed other such conservation techniques in an attempt to restore and save the land for future generations. Although the land has been developed and spotted with eyesores such as stock car racing tracks, it is a beautiful place.

Ranchers and cowboys, the...

(The entire section is 756 words.)