'Burger' (Object Lessons) Speaks Volumes About American Consumption

The politics of food production and consumption have probably never been more divisive than when considering burgers, meat products, how we kill the animal and why we eat it. Start with Upton Sinclair's landmark 1906 novel The Jungle , a devastating exposé and critique of the meat industry in the United States, and go through Eric Schlosser's 1999 book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal , and the message is clear. From shortly after the start...

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