Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fast Food Nation

Eric Schlosser the author of “Fast Food Nation” (an excellent book) talks to Morgan Spurlock who created and “starred” in the 2004 Academy Award® nominated documentary “Supersize Me” about the local and global influence of the American fast food industry.

Schlosser believes that the centralized purchasing decisions of the large restaurant chains e.g. McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut now have an unprecedented degree of power over America’s food supply, as well as “wiping out small businesses, obliterating regional differences, and spreading identical stores throughout the country like a self-replicating code.”