Fast Food Nation Quotes by Alice Waters, Wilmer Valderrama, Eric Schlosser, Ray Kroc, Amber Tamblyn, Lloyd Kaufman and many others.
The problem with living in a fast-food nation is that we expect food to be cheap.
Doing this movie [Fast Food Nation] made me realize that our bodies are digesting things that it’s not meant to digest. It’s pretty bad for you. The cast is [now] very, very aware of where we get our food and what we put in our bodies.
It was very interesting [book Fast Food Nation] because all my friends who were in college, [and] this book became almost mandatory for them to read.
Fast food is popular because it’s convenient, it’s cheap, and it tastes good. But the real cost of eating fast food never appears on the menu.
Congress should ban advertising that preys upon children, it should stop subsidizing dead-end jobs, it should pass tougher food safety laws, it should protect American workers from serious harm, it should fight against dangerous concentrations of economic power.
The Golden Arches are now more widely recognized than the Christian cross.
Twenty years ago, teenage boys in the United States drank twice as much milk as soda; now they drink twice as much soda as milk.
The executives who run the fast food industry are not bad men. They are businessmen. They will sell free-range, organic, grass-fed hamburgers if you demand it. They will sell whatever sells at a profit.
I actually didn’t read the book [Fast Food Nation]. I wasn’t aware of it. But when I read the script, I thought “Wow.” It became a project that was just so exciting to be a part of. Maybe a few times in a career [you] get a chance for a role that really means something, and this was it.
The organization cannot trust the individual; the individual must trust the organization.
A generation ago, three-quarters of the money used to buy food in the United States was spent to prepare meals at home. Today about half of the money used to buy food is spent at restaurants–mainly at fast food restaurants.
The United States now has more prison inmates than full-time farmers.
Right afterward I read Fast Food Nation. That book changed my life: It made me a vegetarian.
Fast Food Nation was boring and aimed at yuppies, and yuppies don’t eat fast food.
The history of the twentieth century was dominated by the struggle against totalitarian systems of state power. The twenty-first will no doubt be marked by a struggle to curtail excessive corporate power.