Chew On This by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson

Chew On This by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson

Kids love fast food. And the fast-food industry loves kids: it couldn't survive without them. They are, after all, the industry's biggest consumers. In the national bestseller Chew on This, the award-winning journalists Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson share with young readers the fascinating and sometimes frightening truth about what lurks behind those sesame seed buns. Addressing the same issues as Schlosser's groundbreaking Fast Food Nation, the authors focus on the aspects that will interest preteens the most — the nonconformist entrepreneurs who founded the industry; the mistreatment of animals in slaughterhouses and of employees in restaurants; the shocking effects that too much fast food can have on growing bodies; and the impact of the industry on schools, communities, and the earth. 

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Where in the world is McDonald's?

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Discover the high expectations and meticulous attention to detail that have set the industry standard.  Dec 29, 2012, 9:47 PM Christina Nakazaki
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Check the nutritional value of various items on the McDonald's menu.  Dec 29, 2012, 9:44 PM Christina Nakazaki
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"The Ray Kroc Story" as posted on the McDonald's Website.  Dec 29, 2012, 9:44 PM Christina Nakazaki