Fast Food: The Good, Bad and Hungry

By Andrew F. Smith


Andrew F. Smith’s latest book explores fast food, the most pervasive culinary trend of our time. At the heart of this trend are large multinational chains, running an estimated one million outlets in virtually every corner of the world, serving hundreds of millions of customers every day. Critics have published scathing exposés charging that the industry harms the environment, undermines the health of customers, degrades the diets of children, and underpays its workers; they have supported boycotts, engaged in demonstrations, and lobbied political leaders—usually to little effect. Why has this industry has been so successful? Why have observers been so critical? And what are the options for the future? Smith, a CHNY member, examines all of these questions in this book.

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