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I think it's important that people know what they are eating and especially to know what their children are eating.
I try to persuade people to act in ways that are not only in their own interest, but in the interest of society at large.
It's possible to go to the market, buy good ingredients, and make yourself a healthy meal for less than it costs to buy a value meal at McDonald's.
Like Hollywood movies, MTV and blue jeans, fast food has become one of America's major cultural exports.
Very few people realize that the U.S. government does not have the power to order the recall of contaminated meat.
The thing that's been inhibiting long-form investigative reporting is fear - fear of being sued, of being unpopular, of being criticized by very powerful groups.
By the way, I'm not a vegetarian. I have a lot of respect for people who are vegetarian for religious or ethical reasons.
I've been called communist, socialist, anti-American.
If you eat, you should be concerned about the people who are providing you with food.
Even academic elites are drawn to the figure of the murderer, which has long been a focus of attention for psychiatrists, sociologists, and criminologists.
'Fast Food Nation' isn't about my journey into the dark world of fast food and the prison book is not about my journey into the prison world. I'm not using myself as any kind of narrative link.
I'd like to think that, in the United States, you can criticize a company that makes hamburgers without having to worry about what might happen to you.
McDonald's has been extraordinary at site selection; it was a pioneer in studying the best places for retail locations. One of the things it did is study very carefully where sprawl was headed.
McDonald's revolutionized fast food. They introduced a way to eat food without knives, forks or plates. Most fast foods can be eaten while steering the wheel of a car and the restaurants are usually drive through.
The importance of recalls is to show that contaminated meat is getting out the door. And when you look at these recalls, in many ways the most disturbing thing about these recalls is how little of the meat actually winds up back at the plant.
I hadn't planned on being an activist.
Journalists aren't supposed to be cheerleaders.
One of my favorite dishes in the world used to be steak tartare, which is raw ground beef seasoned and then served.
The fear of murder has grown so enormous in the United States that it leaves a taint, like the mark of Cain, on everyone murder touches.
I was introduced to the world of modern food production in the mid-1990s, while researching an article about California's strawberry industry for the 'Atlantic Monthly.'
Since 1966, hundreds of books have been published that follow murderers along their paths of destruction. Every serial killer, it seems, now has a biographer or two.
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