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The empire strikes back

With the film adpatation of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation set for release this fall, and Chew on This, an adaptation of the book aimed at kids, new in stores, the American food industry is stepping up its attempts to discredit Schlosser. The Center for Media and Democracy surveys the ways various “industry-funded front groups” have been trying to drown out Schlosser’s message. And writer John Stauber also reminds readers about Oprah Winfrey’s long legal fight with the beef industry, which was precipitated by an Oprah show on which guest Howard Lyman had the temerity to point out that feeding cows to cows might be a bad idea.

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