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Unformatted text preview: Much of my information on obesity comes from articles in Science, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the New England
Journal of Medicine. The nutritionist Jane Kirby placed many of the claims and counterclaims about diet into a calm and reasonable
perspective for me. Greg Critser’s “Let Them Eat Fat: The Heavy Truths about American Obesity,” Harper’s, March 2000, is a provocative
essay on fast food and the poor.
My account of the McLibel trial is based on interviews with the two principals, Helen Steel and Dave Morris, and on the transcripts of the
trial (which were available, along with other interesting material, at the anti-McDonald’s Web site www. mcspotlight.org). Franny Armstrong
— the director of an excellent documentary, McLibel: Two Worlds Collide — was extremely helpful. John Vidal’s book, McLibel, tells the
whole, extraordinary story of the trial. The essays collected in Golden Arches East: McDonald’s in East Asia (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford
University Press, 1997), edited by James L. Watson, reveal some of the unpredictable ways in which fast food is now being embraced by
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- Spring '08