FAST FOOD NATION by ERIC SCHLOSSER

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FAST FOOD NATION by ERIC SCHLOSSER

Postby buddyhead » Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:24 am

just give the little bastards a copy of Fast Food Nation, and then see if they ever TOUCH FAST FOOD again.. in their lives.... (Fast Food Nation, By Eric Schlosser)..... Excellent read.

"Has wiped the smirk off the Happy meal... Thanks to this man, you'll never eat a burger again" -Evening Standard

Britain eats more fast food than any other country in Europe. It looks good, tastes good, and it's cheap. But the real cost never appears on the menu.

Eric Schlosser's explosive bestseller, by turns funny and terrifying, tells the story of out love affair with fast food. He visits the lab that re-creates the smell of strawberries; examines the safely records of abattoirs; reveals why fries taste so good and really lurks between the sesame buns; and shows how fast food not only our diets but our world.


Your trusted friends....(cue ronald mcdonald)?
think again.... (cue obese actor having heart-attack)
roll the windows down
this cool night air is curious
let the whole world look in
who cares who sees what tonight
roll these misty windows down
to catch my breath again.....

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Postby nowhere90210 » Fri Apr 25, 2003 5:00 am

Sounds good, but I'll probably go into a bad case of denial after reading it... the KFC twister just means too much to me...
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Postby Tanya » Fri Apr 25, 2003 11:07 am

Iv'e read that, was a good read, though all the stats and stuff where mainly from an american point. Though i guess most of it still applys. The page about all the chemicals in a strwberry milshake was so gross, it went on for like a page and a half. The targeting children thing was quite eye opening, for me anyhow, i had never thought of that. two thumbs up for the book though, it was good. And they guy who wrote it was un bias, he was just a jurnolist who was asked to write it.
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Postby a.p.9.e.r » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:27 pm

Read it 2 years ago. Excellent book. Have been meaning to read it again.

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Postby Joe » Fri Apr 25, 2003 5:37 pm

I have a copy of the book circulating somewhere if anyone wants to borrow it. :roll:

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Postby Big Bird » Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:17 pm

i am reading it now. ive only got up to that bit at the start about walt disney. the guy i borrowed it off said the start is real slow but it gets better. i want to hurry up and finish it so i can read stupid white men.
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Postby buddyhead » Fri Apr 25, 2003 10:59 pm

Stupid White Men is a good read too.... it's a toss up between the two.....hmmm
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who cares who sees what tonight

roll these misty windows down

to catch my breath again.....

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Postby xsfat » Fri Apr 25, 2003 11:08 pm

toss up? this is not a wanking competition. read both

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Postby buddyhead » Fri Apr 25, 2003 11:12 pm

i have fucking read both.. what i'm trying to say is that they're both good.
roll the windows down

this cool night air is curious

let the whole world look in

who cares who sees what tonight

roll these misty windows down

to catch my breath again.....

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Postby gremlin » Sat Apr 26, 2003 8:34 pm

iv been meaning to read that. anyone wanna lend me a copy ? :lol:

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Postby a.p.9.e.r » Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:26 pm

I could do without my copy for a while, depending on where you live though.

<---- as you can see that is roughly my location

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Postby gremlin » Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:29 pm

i live in welly of course! :D

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Postby Bruticus » Sun Apr 27, 2003 1:22 pm

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Postby a.p.9.e.r » Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:09 pm

Haha. Brillant

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Postby nowhere90210 » Sat May 03, 2003 6:25 am

I just ressurected this information before it dissapeared off the site into posting board hell, figured it was relative. Probably from the book itself!

Your Average Fast Food Strawberry Thickshake Apparently Contains:

amyl acetate
amyl butyrate
amyl valerate
anethol
anisyl formate
benzyl acetate
benzyl isobutyrate
butyric acid
cinnamyl isobutyrate
cinnamyl valerate
cognac essential oil
diacetyl
dipropyl ketone
ethyl acetate
ethyl amyl ketone
ethyl butyrate
ethyl cinnamate
ethyl hepanoate
ethyl heptylate
ethyl lactate
ethyl methylphenylglycidate
ethyl nitrate
ethyl propionate
ethyl valerate
heliotropin
hydroxyphrenyl -2 - butanone (10% solution in alcohol)
a - ionone
isobutyl anthranilate
isobutyl butyrate
lemon essential oil
maltol
4 - methylacetophenone
methyl anthranilate
methyl benzoate
methyl cinnimate
methyl heptine carbonate
methyl naphthyl ketone
methyl salicylate
mint essential oil
neroli essential oil
nerolin
neryl isobutyrate
orris butter
phenethyl alcohol
rose
rum ether
y - undecalactone
vanillin
solvent

No Wonder I could never recreate the flavor of a Strawberry Thickshake at home.

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Postby Joe » Sat May 03, 2003 9:15 am

Yum! :)

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Postby buddyhead » Sat May 03, 2003 10:05 pm

you would be surprised how many things on that list that aren't the scum of the earth, and some even kinda good for you (but the amount in the shake is so minimal that it has no effect whatsoever).... vanillin? yum.... neroli essentian oil.. thats good for your skin (if used in the right way)and you'll be happy to know that it comes from our friend the ocean....

if you really want to be disturbed by whats in McD's food check the fries for fucks sake, and the soft-serve which used pig fat as it's base, or even the beef patties that use some most parts of the actual cow....you know, the off cuts... i'll let your imagination do the rest of the work...
roll the windows down

this cool night air is curious

let the whole world look in

who cares who sees what tonight

roll these misty windows down

to catch my breath again.....

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Re: FAST FOOD NATION by ERIC SCHLOSSER

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