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Fast Food: The Good, the Bad and the Hungry (Food Controversies Series)

Fast Food: The Good, the Bad and the Hungry (Food  Controversies Series)
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Fast Food: The Good, the Bad and the Hungry (Food Controversies Series)
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Fast food is the most pervasive culinary trend of our time. It is an industry that has changed the way the world eats, as the model works virtually everywhere. At its heart are large multinational chains, running an estimated one million outlets in virtually every corner of the world, serving hundreds of millions of people every day. It provides access to reasonably tasty food with speed, economy and convenience, and appeals to customers of practically every nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, class, financial status and culinary tradition on earth.Fast Food: A Global Perspective explores why this industry has been so successful, and at the same time examines its many negative effects. Fast food has harmed the environment, undermined the health of customers, degraded the diets of children, and underpaid its workers. Indirectly, through its suppliers, it has supported factory farming and condoned dangerous working conditions from field to processing plant. The fast-food industry has undercut indigenous food purveyors, contributed to the loss of local and regional diversity and promoted culinary homogenization around the world.Critics have published scathing exposes, supported boycotts, engaged in demonstrations, and lobbied political leaders in an attempt to force the fast-food corporations to reduce the harm they cause - usually to little effect. Fast Food: A Global Perspective examines the industry's options and those of its customers, and asks what society as a whole can and should do to ameliorate the major problems generated by fast food.


"Fast Food is highly recommended, a timely reminder of exactly what's happening in this pernicious industry. The only drawback is that consumers of fast food are unlikely to read this excellent book."--OxVeg online--OxVeg online

"The controversies related to the fast food industry are responsibly examined by Smith. . . . The work discusses how tie-ins of toys, proximity to schools, and mass marketing through television advertising and social media guarantee fast food popularity with children and teenagers. Smith writes how recent trends toward the use of renewable energy, more nutritious offerings, and more environmentally friendly packaging and architecture are small moves in the right direction. This work includes extensive references that will facilitate further research. . . . Recommended."--Choice

"Fast Food examines some of the serious controversies related to the fast-food industry, focusing with plenty of facts and figures on six of them: the industry's globalisation; the nutritional quality and healthiness of its food and drinks; its mass marketing techniques, particularly aimed at children and young people; its impact on the environment; its massive influence on meat production; and the way the industry treats its workers. . . . Being well documented it is an important book"--Methodist Recorder

"Delves into the good and the greasy of the fast-food industry, uncovering how this cheap and tasty grub has become a staple in our culture."--Muscle & Fitness
Detalii
Autor SMITH, Andrew F.
An apariţie 2016
Editura Reaktion Books
Nr pagini 208
Dimensiuni 20 x 12 cm
Format Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: smith andrew