Friday, September 17, 2010

Five books to read after checking the egg recall list

For the Christian Science Monitor, Rebekah Denn named five books that help to place the salmonella scare and egg recall in context.

One item on her list:
"Fast Food Nation," by Eric Schlosser

The book that started it all. A Publishers Weekly review of the 2001 book said, “While cataloguing assorted evils with the tenacity and sharp eye of the best investigative journalist, he uncovers a cynical, dismissive attitude to food safety in the fast food industry and widespread circumvention of the government's efforts at regulation enacted after Upton Sinclair's similarly scathing novel exposed the meat-packing industry 100 years ago.” Schlosser’s book specifically addresses the fast food industry, but by its nature extends into other foods produced on a large scale.
Read about another book on Denn's list.

--Marshal Zeringue