When I picked up The Fast Food Craze, I had expected that this book would contain information on the lack of nutritional value of fast food. I assumed this would lead to a discussion about the importance of knowing where food comes from and perhaps the benefits of slow food.
There was a short discussion about the lack of nutrition in fast food noting that such places buy the cheapest products possible to increase profits. However, this information led to a one sided debate about vegetarianism that tended not to focus on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet but on the cruel treatment of animals slated for human consumption. Thus, much of the book included horror stories of animals living in cramped mass facilities and intelligent animals that saved human lives. No where in the book did the author indicate that these horror situations tended to occur in large commercial facilities rather than family farming situations where financial livelihood is synonymous with proper livestock care. Nor did the author point out that often the same types of large commercial facilities are responsible for potentially dangerous genetic manipulation in fruit and vegetables as well as excessive use of pesticides and preservatives used to make these products more attractive.