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By Eric Schlosser

New York Times Bestseller, 

 With a brand new Afterword

“Schlosser has an aptitude for superb scene-setting and an arsenal of startling proof . . . Fast nutrients Nation issues the best way yet, to resurrect an outdated speedy nutrition slogan, the alternative is yours.”—Los Angeles Times

In 2001, Fast nutrients Nation used to be released to severe acclaim and have become a world bestseller. Eric Schlosser’s exposé published how the quick nutrients has altered the panorama of the United States, widened the space among wealthy and terrible, fueled a virulent disease of weight problems, and reworked nutrition construction during the international. The booklet replaced the way in which hundreds of thousands of individuals take into consideration what they devour and helped to release today’s nutrients movement.

In a brand new afterword for this version, Schlosser discusses the growing to be curiosity in neighborhood and natural nutrition, the ongoing exploitation of terrible staff by way of the nutrition undefined, and the necessity to make sure that each American has entry to stable, fit, reasonable foodstuff. Fast nutrition Nation is as proper this day because it used to be a decade in the past. The ebook conjures up readers to appear underneath the skin of our nutrition method, think of its influence on society and, so much of all, imagine for themselves.

“As tense because it is impossible to resist . . . Exhaustively researched, frighteningly convincing . . . channeling the spirits of Upton Sinclair and Rachel Carson.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Schlosser exhibits how the short foodstuff conquered either urge for food and landscape.”—The New Yorker

Eric Schlosser is a contributing editor for the Atlantic and the writer of Fast meals Nation, Reefer Madness, and Chew on This (with Charles Wilson).

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