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A Summary of the Book Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

Customers, food critic and competitors are all praises over McDonald’s French fries for its unique and distinctive taste.   However, its taste has nothing to do with neither the potatoes that they use nor their cooking equipment.  The source of its distinctive taste has largely to do with cooking oil which is a mixture of 7 percent cottonseed oil and 93 percent beef tallow, which also explains why it has more saturated fat per ounce than a McDonald’s hamburger. They switched to using pure vegetable in 1990 when they started getting criticisms about the high amount of cholesterol in their fries.  This move gave them a whole new challenge on how to maintain the distinctive beefy taste in their fries, which…