Journalist Eric Schlosser on this archive edition of Fresh Air
. Schloser investigated the fast food industry for his new book, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
. In it he traces diverse influences of fast food (the rise of franchising and the spread of obesity) and he examines the production of fast food including the secret flavor industry, which accounts for the way the food tastes. (Original Broadcast Date: January 22, 2001)
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