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September 12, 2012

A Step Forward? 

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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! 

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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?

July 19, 2012

Cognitive Dissonance?  

Stacks of different-colored Coke boxes arranged to create an image of the Olympic rings.

Olympic Eating: How Fast Is Your Food?

9 million hungry visitors will be descending on London in the coming weeks. Do fast food and fast runners belong in the same place?

June 15, 2012

Sugar Crash 

Close-up of the pull-tab on an open can of coca-cola.

Soda Wars Episode 2: The Industry Strikes Back

Mike Bloomberg announced that he wants to limit the size of sugary beverages sold in NYC. The beverage industry isn't taking the news lying down.

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?

February 22, 2012

Sad Sandwich 

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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 

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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 

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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 5, 2012

Questionable Meat 

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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.

December 2, 2011

Happy Meals? 

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Despite Ban, Toys Offered With Happy Meals In San Francisco

To combat childhood obesity, San Fransisco banned toys included with high-fat children's meals. McDonald's decided to sell them for 10 cents each instead.

November 28, 2011

Inhumane Eggs 

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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.

August 25, 2011

Food-Centric 

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Eat Fresh… At Burger King?

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

July 27, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

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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 

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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.

May 25, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

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Send In The Clown: Should Ronald McDonald Retire?

A group of health professionals is pressuring McDonald's to stop marketing towards children by using their iconic clown.

April 12, 2011

Fast Food Ban 

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The Big Apple Wants To Ban Toys In Fast Food Meals

Could banning toy giveaways reduce the allure of fast food restaurants for kids?

February 25, 2011

Healthy Fast Food 

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Former McDonald’s Executives Open Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant

LYFE Kitchen will offer fast and casual dining without any butter, cream, or high-fructose corn syrup.

December 31, 2010

Top Headlines 

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

2010 In Food News

In 2010 consumers balanced mistrust of big government with a desire to have safer and healthier food, especially for children.

November 5, 2010

Fast Food 

Happy Meal

Taking The ‘Happy’ Out Of McDonald’s Happy Meals?

San Francisco bans McDonald's happy meal in an effort to promote healthy food choices in children.

June 23, 2010

Marketing Health 

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McDonald’s May Face Lawsuit Over Happy Meal Toys

A consumer advocacy group is threatening to sue McDonald's for marketing unhealthy food to children.

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