Production of Culture

Production of Culture


A show on PBS Frontline called The Persuaders
TTH section: watch the first three sections for Thursday 1/25
MW section: watch the first three sections for Monday 2/12 
Our Food. Your Questions. -- McDonald's series (sadly, all but one has been deleted)
Is McDonald's Beef Real?
Why is a McDonald's Burger So Cheap?
Does McDonald's Use Real Eggs?
What are McDonald's Chicken McNuggets Made Of?

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A few Fast Food Nation quotes:
One executive said, "Our competitors are our friends, and our customers are our enemies" (143).
Schlosser argues that the multinational corporations "feel no allegiance to any nation, no loyalty to any group of farmers, workers, or consumers" (248).
According to Schlosser, " The low price of a fast food hamburger does not reflect its real cost -- and should" (261).
One senator stated, "I do not believe that the great object in life is to make everything cheap" (266).
Schlosser hopes, "The real power of the American consumer has not yet been unleashed . . .  I remain optimistic" (269, 288).