Comments: Fast Food Nation, a Review

We'd been cutting way back on meat anyway, but reading FFN certainly helped my motivation there. And it turns out buffalo burgers are darn good.

Posted by nic at November 18, 2003 08:16 PM

I'm always looking for great reading recommendations this time of year, so thanks! Great review.

Regarding chicken--I cannot recall where, but I've heard similar horror stories about conditions in Tyson's plants--the line moves too fast, the conditions aren't always as sanitary as they ought to be, etc. I'll have to go research that, now, and see if I have that right or if I'm mixing it up with something else.

Posted by ilyka at November 19, 2003 04:13 AM

Oh sure - the average length of life of a chicken is a whopping 7 weeks. (This book confirmed that - I had always heard 6). And I am looking to pick up a book on the processing of chickens; just haven't found one yet.


Posted by hln at November 19, 2003 05:46 AM

I liked the book as well and have written a bit about it on my site... Another thing that you might enjoy looking at is the following site. It contains a database of organic and non-factory farms. You can serach through it by putting your zipcode in.

Posted by Mark Maynard at November 20, 2003 01:53 PM