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Fast Food Nation

Diasporic Dining: Fast Food Inc.

Francis Levy | Posted 11.05.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

The fact that many fast food outlets are manned by minorities also creates the image of the plantation, since the wages paid by these outfits amount to the equivalent of slave labor. The movie Food, Inc. dramatized an infernal process that's camouflaged by the genius of modern packaging and design.

Popcorn Preview: Boyhood

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Boyhood (2014) Cast includes: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Ellar Coltrane (Fast Food Nation), Lorelei Linklater (Waking Lif...

Factory Farms of the Future: Part I

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

The future of animal agriculture can be summed up in a single sentence by, appropriately, a science fiction writer. "The future is already here," said William Gibson, "it's just not very evenly distributed."

Author Platform: Use the News to Boost Your Book & Platform

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

Using the news can help boost the visibility of your book, your platform and you! Themes run through your platform and book, whether it is fiction or...

My Lesson From College: Hard Work and Privilege Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Josh A. Goodman

I feel a responsibility to use my privilege to address privilege. This comes through my awareness of privilege and prejudices, and my efforts to critically address my own prejudices and call others out on theirs, too.

Fast Food World

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

Seeing Anja Hitzenberger's photography exhibition on Chinese fast food feels like the visual equivalent of eating cheap takeout -- we experience the c...

'Fast Food Nation,' 10 Years Later

Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

Ten years ago, "Fast Food Nation" made a big impact. If you needed a reason to never eat another McDonald's hamburger again, this book gave you severa...

These Workers Think Their Jobs Are Hurting The World

Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

They may feed millions of hungry consumers on a daily basis, but fast food workers say their job is hurting the world. More than 40 percent of fas...

New Documentary Tries To Argue For Sustainability Without Polemics

Posted 11.07.2011 | Home

American Meat is by no means the first movie to make a case for sustainable husbandry. 2006's fictional adaptation of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Natio...

Meatless Monday: Labor Day Pains

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.05.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You want to be treated right on the job and you deserve to be. So do the people who grow our food.

The Future Of Food Guides?

Chris Elam | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

What if there was a place where you could learn about the exact foods you were eating -- in real time -- whether you were at your family dinner table, in a favorite restaurant, or even alongside a food truck?

Eric Schlosser: Why Being A Foodie Isn't Elitist

Eric Schlosser in the Washington Post | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home

At the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting this year, Bob Stallman, the group's president, lashed out at "self-appointed food elitists" w...

"What The Hell": A Conversation with Avril Lavigne, a Josh T. Pearson Exclusive, Roy Orbison News and a YouTube/RightsFlow Deal

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bored? Well, this particular post features an interview with pop icon Avril Lavigne, an exclusive video by artist Josh T. Pearson, news about a crazy, over-the-top Roy Orbison box set, and a RightsFlow/YouTube deal.

Meatless Monday: Ramadan Fast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We are midway through Ramadan, the month-long Muslim holiday marked by fasting -- no food or drink from dawn till sunset. The fasting, mandated in th...

Michael Pollan: The Food Movement, Rising (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Michael Pollan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cheap food has become an indispensable pillar of the modern economy. But it is no longer an invisible or uncontested one. One of the most interesting ...

NPR Compares Animal Factory to Sinclair and Schlosser

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Kirby

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is ignorant. We should not ignore the potential for animal factory farming to one day come back and bite us all in our collective, blissful behinds.

Old stars and new independents: A modest suggestion

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've got an idea for how to change independent film and kick-start the kind of serious attention that video-on-demand seems to require. And it all s...

Meatless Monday: Money for Nothing? Cheap Food's Hidden Costs

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

As if Bjork isn't enough, there's another reason to love Iceland -- now it's the land without McDonald's. The franchise shuttered last month not as a...

Books That Can Help Our Children Find a Path Through a Scary World (And Maybe Make Things a Little Better)

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Mesjak

Wherever your children are first exposed to the messy facts of our world, there will inevitably be questions about it. Luckily, young adult versions of informative books are here to help.

From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Smart

Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

I Was a Victim of the Peanut Butter Recall

Scott Dodd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Dodd

I can't say that I was in the dark when I bought my honey-roasted peanut butter last week, but like so many people, I had the impression that someone was looking out for me.

Animals on the Hill, and in The Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The lawmakers doing the bidding for Big Agribusiness simply don't get that the American public wants to see all animals treated humanely, including animals raised for food.

You Are What You Eat: Food Inc. Brings Food to the Forefront

Tracy Hepler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tracy Hepler

Looking at today's society it seems clear that when it comes to our food and nutrition, our priorities are out of whack. We need a wake up call and Food, Inc. is just that.

Righteous Indigestion: Why Food, Inc. Must Be Seen

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Farr

The folksy Frank Perdue is long gone, my friends, but his chemically altered chickens live on! For this reason alone, Food, Inc. demands to be seen.

Have A Latte, Idiot: The Coffee Wars Turn Bitter

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Notte

Vive la resistance! No, I'm sorry, "Fuck yeah, resistance!"