It has become apparent that McDonalds does not like the documentary film
Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock. No surprise there: the film
demonstrates the alarming negative health impact a person experiences
from eating McDonalds food (if you can call it that) and consuming soft
drinks with practically every meal. The film, once released, will have
lots of people wondering about the link between fast food restaurants
and chronic disease, especially obesity.
The upcoming distribution
of this film is probably one factor in McDonalds' decision to kill their
Super Size menu items and start offering healthier meals -- even
low-carb burgers, if you can believe that.
In the new documentary "Super Size Me," filmmaker Morgan Spurlock eats
only McDonald's food for 30 days and documents his rapidly deteriorating
The 90-minute movie could cause more people to bring obesity lawsuits
against McDonald's Corp., predicts John Banzhaf, a professor at George
Washington Law School.
"Absolutely, I'm a bit carried away," said an irate Ken Barun, Ronald
McDonald House Charities president and the man in charge of the
company's healthy/active lifestyle initiative.
McDonald's is adamant that the nation's obesity problems are complex
and the issues rely heavily on what consumers choose to eat.
It's more about personal responsibility," said Cathy Kapica,
McDonald's director of worldwide nutrition who described the film she
has yet to see as an exercise in binge eating.
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