Home o' the Whopper
Fast Food Nation, the film, hits cinemas today, and Grist has an interview with Schlosser, who is touring to promote the film. It's gratifying to see that he gives the Sierra Club props for its work on CAFOs, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations:
The Sierra Club is doing a good job right now in terms of [working to mitigate] the environmental impact of factory farms. The runoff from these farms is one of the leading causes of water pollution in the United States. The hormones that they're giving to these cattle are excreted in their manure and are winding up in streams. And they're finding fish that are weirdly deformed -- their sexual organs are deformed -- downstream of these feedlots, and that's just crazy.Ultimately, Schlosser wants us all to think about agro-industry in America, because, as he tells Grist, "Each one of us who eats is part of that. If you eat, you're connected to this, and you've got to think about it and do something about it."