Juliette (juliettevega) wrote in hmc_ie120,


Okay, this is really kinda scary. I'm going to admit up front that I didn't finish reading all of the chapters because I really, REALLY didn't want to know. Ugh.

Okay, but anyway, there were a couple things I wanted to comment on. The first was just something that struck me as funny. On page 197-8, Schlosser talks about how White Castle "even sponsored an experiment at the University of Minnesota in which a medical student lived for thirteen weeks on 'nothing but White Castle hamburgers and water.'" Okay, let's face it, college students can live on anything for 13 weeks. Look at Platt! I just find it amusing that this experiment was meant to make people trust hamburger meat.

But seriously, the stuff in our meat is really scary. As I read the first chapter of the book, I got really hungry thinking about all of the hamburgers and tacos and how they were probably a lot better in the beginning of the chains' existence. But the more I read, the worse I feel. Apparently this book has made a number of people vegetarian... I'm not sure if I'm ready to become one of them, but this book definitely helped. Yech!
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