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In Epilogue Have it Your Way a section in the book Fast Food Nation Eric Schlosser writes that some people are not submitting to the cheap production of meat He also explains how the meat sold overseas goes through more extensive tests than the United States to assure that there is no contamination in the meat He explains how the fast food restaurants McDonalds especially have control over the farmers and the slaughter houses McDonalds can have them produce the meat by any means they want but they still allow them to produce it the cheapest most unsafe way possible Schlosser tells how certain cattle ranches such as Tom Lasaters in Matheson Colorado do not resort to feeding their cattle with fattening grain They allow the cattle to feed on the grass of the prairies which is healthier for the cattle and the consumer There are also certain fast food restaurants out there that do not submit to the same cheap speedy production as McDonalds In-N-Out pays its workers a starting rate of 8 per hour Full time employees get a benefits package with medical dental vision and life insurance The food quality value service atmosphere and cleanliness have all been ranked number one in Restaurants and Institutions in 2000 The lowest quality food of any major hamburger chain was served at McDonalds In this chapter Schlosser writes that overseas the meat is more thoroughly inspected Even when the United States is shipping meat overseas to be sold it is inspected more thoroughly than when it is going to be sold in the US Employees at the slaughter houses love EU days which is when the meat slaughtered that day is sent overseas to be sold On these days the production lines are slowed down significantly The slowing down of the lines reduces injuries and allows the meat to be more carefully inspected The point Schlosser is trying to make is why should the meat
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