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119 roughly 1,100 potato farmers: Bert Moulton estimates there are between 1,000 and 1,200; Don Gehrhardt, at the Idaho Agricultural
Statistics Service, believes there are about 1,100.
120 America’s agricultural economy now resembles: See Heffernan, “Consolidation in the Food and Agricultural System,” p. 1.
The taste of McDonald’s french fries: Since the publication of Fast Food Nation, the McDonald’s Corporation has been more forthcoming
about the ingredients in their fries. For the origins of the new policy, see p ages 278–80 of the Afterword.
James Beard loved McDonald’s fries: See Elizabeth Mehren, “From Whisks to Molds, James Beard’s Personal Possessions to Be Auctioned,”
Los Angeles Times, September 12, 1985.
The taste of a fast food fry is largely determined: See Olivia Wu, “Fats and Oils in a New Light,” Restaurants and Institutions, January 15,
1997; and Candy Sagon, “Fry, Fry Again: The Secret of Great French Fries? Frying and more Frying,” Washington Post, July 9, 1997.
more saturated beef fat per ounce: A small McDonald’s hamburger weighed 102 grams and had 3.6 grams of saturated fat; a small order
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