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- WHO was involved?Eric Schlosser

-WHAT were they fighting for/seeking?He was fighting the fast food industries because their products were not healthy for their consumers. He was also a strong believer of fighting the trade of marijuana and other hardcore drugs across the border of Mexico and America.

- WHEN in history did this occur? 2001- Present

- WHERE in the United States (geographically)? Las Angeles, California

-WHY is changed being called for? Eric Schlosser wants these changes because America is becoming an obese country. He also is against the distribution of drugs across the border because of the cheap labor used there and the dangers of these transactions it has on American citizens.

First Rough Draft

Do you think fast food is disgusting? Do you consider marijuana a very harmful drug that should be stopped from being used? Eric Schlosser does. Eric Schlosser is a present day muckraker. I will tell you how he raked muck.

You might be wondering what a muckraker was right? A muckraker is a person who investigates and then publishes things the most people would ignore. Eric Schlosser was born August 19th, 1959. He grew up in Manhattan, New York and Los Angeles, California. Eric Schlosser was a born writer. He wrote plays, books, and newspaper articles. His books were called Fast Food Nation, and Reefer Madness. In his book Fast Food Nation he writes about the global influence and affect hit has on people and their health. He was also reviewed in the movie Super Size Me with Morgan Spurlock but never made an appearance in the movie itself. He made a book for young adults about fast food so they could understand the problems too. That book was called Chew on This. That book mainly concerns McDonald's and how their toys and advertisements tend to bring in small children. The book Reefer Madness he talks about distribution of drugs and migrant labor. Based on historical text, and consequences, he writes about the decriminalization of marijuana. HE also exploits the labor of illegal immigrants and how they have become "cheap immigrants".

Based on what I have learned about him he sounds like a very interesting person. I would love to learn more about him. Also based on my knowledge about his books, I would like to read those too. I'm done telling you about him for now. Hope enjoyed learning about him as much as I did!

Final Draft
Fast Food and Immigrant Discrimination
Do you think fast food is disgusting? Are you against marijuana use and the bad treat of illegal immagrants? Eric Schlosser is. Eric Schlosser is a present day muckraker. Today i will tell you how he raked muck about these topics.

Schlosser was born in Manhattan, New York; he spent his childhood there and in Los Angeles, California. His father, Herbert Schlosser, a former Wall Street lawyer who decided to change his job into broadcasting later in his career,and eventually became the President of NBC in 1974. Schlosser studied American History at Princeton University and earned a graduate degree in British Imperial History from Oxford. Schlosser is known for his bestselling book, Fast Food Nation, an expose on the unsanitary and discriminatory practices of the fast food industry. First serialized by "Rolling Stone" in 1999 Schlosser helped adapt his book Fast Food Nation into a film in 2006 directed by Rickard Lanklater. He also has a book made for smaller children on how McDonald's uses their advertisements to get smaller kids into their stores. The film showed November 19th, 2006, crediting Schlosser as executive producer and co-screenwriter. He also wrote the book Reefer Madness, a three section book that discusses the history and present day trade of marijuana, and the use of migrant workers used in California strawberry fields. In reefer Madness he argued, based on usage of historical text, and consequences, he exploits the way us Americans treat illegal immigrants and how we should give them better living arrangements and less discrimination. He also talks about he decriminalization of marijuana.He is also working on a book about America's prison system and nuclear weapons that he has spent nearly ten years in the making of.

Eric Schlosser is fighting fort he health of American's and illegal citizens. No one should be looked down on because of where they came from. And American's should stop eating fast food so we become a less obese country. Eric Schlosser is an inspiration to I and many others. Hope he has inspired you also
By: Dustin Mu