Thanks for the reply, sorry if I sounded a bit rantish myself.
I'm not sure how to read that... you make it sound like he just frothed, rather than documenting his thesis, which he did in quite a bit of detail. If you desctribe that as ranting, I'm not conjuring a picture of what you were expecting instead.
Quite a large part of the book, for me at least, was the complaint about how McDonalds has homogonized many of the industries that support it, like meatpacking, potato farming, and dairy. It also addressed the killing off local food industries as well. Now those are valid points, and some are upset by that. That was the "ranting" I was referring to, and it takes up fully half the book, the 1st four chapters.
To me, that should've been a secondary concern of the book. I would like to have read more about the meat, the fries, the actual food themselves. That was addressed later on in the book, but not to the extent I thought it should have been. From the reactions from people like yourself saying you'll never eat McDonalds again, I was expecting "The Jungle" type stuff where human remains are in the meat or bugs are routinely mixed in or stuff like that.
Maybe just all the hype of people swearing to never eat McDonalds again made me raise my expectations of what I was going to get out of this book. However, 8 years of good recommendations heavily outweighs one that didn't satisfy me
Which makes me ask you another question. If you were at a baseball/football game, would you eat a hot dog from a vendor? It would seem to me since you won't eat McDonalds anymore, the exact same concerns should prevent you from eating hot dogs since they are packaged by the same plants involved.
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