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Saturday, November 15, 2008

30 Days to a Greener Diet - Day 25

Rent Fast Food Nation
Learn how fast food gets to your tray

If you’re a fast food fan or meat enthusiast you might have been advised not to watch Fast Food Nation, the film based on Eric Schlosser’s 2001 exposé of the fast food industry. After all, who wants to witness the ill treatment of cattle and migrant workers that occurs just to get a cheap burger to your plate?

No one. But we think you might like to learn something about where all that fast food comes from. The average fast food hamburger is made from the meat of many different cows, making it more likely for a sick one to contaminate lots of food. Many menu items are infused with flavorings, additives and preservatives. And what about the poop? Fast Food Nation reminds us that those E. coli outbreaks signify, quite frankly, that there is manure in the meat.

By buying a company’s product, you’re identifying yourself with that company’s ideals. Rent the movie, see for yourself, and join us in becoming compassionate carnivores.

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