Give Now

Earth Eats: Real Food, Green Living

Posts tagged fast food

November 30, 2012

Would You Like A Raise With That? 

close up french fries

Fast Food Workers Strike In NYC

Following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart employees who struck on Black Friday, fast food workers in New York City staged a walkout early Thursday morning.

November 9, 2012

Fast Food Flop? 

mcdonalds trashed cup

McDonald’s Sales Dip For First Time In Nearly A Decade

McDonald's has enjoyed a steady increase in profits since 2003 -- until last month.

October 8, 2012

Food With Integrity 

A protest sign rests against the tree. The sign is red and shaped like a tomato, and it reads

Chipotle Commits to Fair, Fresh Tomatoes

Chipotle has ended a six-year feud with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers by agreeing to buy tomatoes from Florida farms that pay fair wages to employees.

September 12, 2012

A Step Forward? 

sunset behind golden arches mcdonalds

McDonald’s Will Post Calorie Counts On Menus

Ahead of federally-mandated menu changes, McDonald's is voluntarily posting nutritional information alongside menu items.

September 5, 2012

Hold The Chutney! 

veggie burger with scapes on rustic table

Veganize Me

McDonald's has announced plans to open its first-ever exclusively vegetarian locations in the Indian cities of Amritsar and Katra. Could the US be next?

June 11, 2012

Better Burrito? 

Exterior of a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant at night.

Chipotle: The Ethical Future Of Fast Food?

Chipotle claims to sell "food with integrity." But are there limits to how ethical a chain restaurant can be?

March 20, 2012

To Slime Or Not To Slime? 

ground beef

‘Pink Slime’: Schools Have A Choice

It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."

February 22, 2012

Sad Sandwich 

mcdonalds ny

Fast Food Workers Believe Their Jobs Make The World Worse

Bartenders and attorneys were beaten out by fast food workers in a survey of employees who think their jobs make the world worse.

February 15, 2012

Better Conditions 

pig farm snout behind bars

McDonald’s Urges Pork Suppliers To Cut Crating

Animal rights groups are hailing the decision as an important step in the right direction.

January 25, 2012

Open 24 Hours 

mcdonalds

Fast Food When You Want It, At All Hours

McDonald's reported an 11 percent increase in profits, and they're thanking the late-night eater and early riser.

January 19, 2012

Fast Food Nation 

soft taco

Coming Soon To A Restaurant Near You: Calorie Counts

Federal regulations coming next year will require many restaurant chains to list the number of calories in the food they serve.

January 5, 2012

Questionable Meat 

burger

Ammonia-Treated Beef Pulled From School Lunches, Fast Food

Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.

November 28, 2011

Inhumane Eggs 

chicken

McDonald’s Drops Egg Supplier After Inhumane Treatment

Animals rights advocates were appalled after undercover video was released showing inhumane treatment at a top egg supplier.

September 27, 2011

Kids Meals 

Happy Meal toy

Want Kids To Eat Healthier? Add A Toy

Children make healthier choices when toys are involved, and parents are generally okay with that.

September 16, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Two McDonalds Signs, a Burget King sign, and a sign for Premier West hotels rise out of a cluster of tall trees in an area that looks rural.

The Obesity Battle: Fast Food Vs. Supermarkets

Two studies come to conflicting conclusions about the social changes needed to reverse the obesity epidemic.

August 25, 2011

Food-Centric 

burger king

Eat Fresh… At Burger King?

Burger King announced Thursday it would introduce oatmeal and focus on presenting a "food-centric" campaign.

August 25, 2011

Fast Food 

KFC

KFC Stands For ‘Kenyan Fried Chicken’

Kenya opened its first American fast food restaurant this month -- KFC in Nairobi.

July 28, 2011

Big Box Stores 

grocery store

New Initiative Increases Funding For Grocery Stores

The Partnership for a Healthier America is working with several leading banks and national grocery retailers to increase stores in food deserts.

July 27, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

mcdonalds happy meal with soda, hamburger, fries

More Apples, Less Fries: New Look For McDonald’s Happy Meals

With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).

July 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Box Of Fast Food Toys

Fast Food Nation: One Mother’s Perspective

I initially applauded the decision by Jack in the Box to remove toys from kids meals, but when you peel back the layers you see that this is just a PR move.

« Previous PageNext Page »

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Earth Eats:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Earth Eats

Search Earth Eats

Earth Eats on Twitter

Earth Eats on Flickr

Harvest Public Media