It may not have changed the world, but it definitely changed my own life for the better
write an essay about what the last 10 years have brought since his mega-hit Fast Food Nation hit the shelves. Unsurprisingly, Schlosser observes that very little has changed at the federal regulatory level. If anything, legislation has been passed that has made it easier for companies like McDonalds to do the wrong thing.
But on the public front, things have changed substantially. Schlosser has never been one to avoid a chance to toot his own horn, and it's true that it's impossible to say how much of the rise of the organic "eat local" and slow food movements have been due to his book. But I think we can safely say that Fast Food Nation had a huge impact for the better on the lives of many people.