Fast Food Nation

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Fast Food Nation By Eric Schlosser Chapter 9 First published 2001

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“What’s in the Meat”

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Every day in the United States, roughly 200,000 people are sickened by a foodborne disease.

This is like…:

This is like… …entire population of Reno, Nevada

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One food poisoning outbreak can spread throughout the entire country.

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This is like… A little fire spreading and burning a big house.

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In 1997 , approximately 35 million pounds of ground beef was infected by E coli O157:H7.

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In 1997 , E coli became an epidemic due to…

…huge feedlots, slaughterhouses, and hamburger grinders. :

…huge feedlots, slaughterhouses , and hamburger grinders.

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This is like… HIV/AIDS reaching epidemic proportions due to…

…increased air travel and sexual promiscuity. :

…increased air travel and sexual promiscuity.

…the epidemic of E coli and the epidemic of HIV/AIDS have in common…:

…the epidemic of E coli and the epidemic of HIV/AIDS have in common…

Both affect large number of people in small period of time.:

Both affect large number of people in small period of time.

On June 1, 2011 ABC News…:

On June 1, 2011 ABC News… “ Germany wrestles with deadly E coli outbreak.”

On June 3, 2011 BBC News…:

On June 3, 2011 BBC News… “E coli takes 19 lives in Europe.”

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Many American kids know the picture of McDonalds better than pictures of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and even God!!

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In 1997 ,… Children from age of 7 to 13 ate hamburgers more than anyone else.

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In 1997 ,… Children were sickened with bloody diarrhea caused by E coli.

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In 1997 ,… 78.6% of the ground beef in the nation contained microbes that can cause food poisoning.

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Meatpacking companies donate money to Republican members of Congress .

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This is like… A rich person gives money to a police officer in order to pass an illicit drug .

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The federal government had no power to fine companies that violate food-safety standards.

This is like…:

This is like… A referee has no power to give a red card to an aggressive soccer player.

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In 1978 , there were 12,000 meat inspectors in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Today, they are about 7,500.:

Today, they are about 7,500 .

About 75% of the cattle in the U.S. were routinely fed livestock wastes.:

About 75% of the cattle in the U.S. were routinely fed livestock wastes.

Also fed millions of dead cats and dead dogs every year, purchased from animal shelters.:

Also fed millions of dead cats and dead dogs every year , purchased from animal shelters.

In 1999, Dallas, Texas, Supreme Beef Processors’ ground beef were contaminated by Salmonella. :

In 1999 , Dallas, Texas, Supreme Beef Processors’ ground beef were contaminated by Salmonella.

Each year in the U.S., Salmonella causes 1.4 million illnesses…:

Each year in the U.S., Salmonella causes 1.4 million illnesses…

And 500 deaths.:

And 500 deaths.

CDC now estimates 37,000 Americans suffer from food poisoning each year caused by E coli.:

CDC now estimates 37,000 Americans suffer from food poisoning each year caused by E coli.

About 1000 people are hospitalized and 25 die.:

About 1000 people are hospitalized and 25 die.

By 2020, this number will double!!:

By 2020 , this number will double !!

So what does it all mean??:

So what does it all mean??

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