“Chew On This” An insight into the secrets of the fast food industry

“Chew On This” is a book by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson which talks about the fast food industry, including the invention, the advertisements, the employees, the production of fast food products and how it affects our everyday lives. Although this book doesn’t have a main character or chronological story timeline, it is informative on the parts of the fast food industry that it does not advertise, including the working conditions of the meatpacking plants, the children-centralized advertisement and how fast food has taken over school cafeterias in the United States and United Kingdom.

One of the themes of this book is that people (or businesses) sacrifice ethics for profit. Examples of this in the book is how the working conditions in the meat processing plants are bad for profit, the shift periods for certain fast food employees is absurd and how the strawberry milkshakes that we drink at fast food restaurants might not even be made out of strawberries but chemicals.

I think people should read this book because it is very informative on the secrets of the fast food industry and that it gives several personal narratives as examples as well as statistics and events.



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