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|1/12/2015 - Eating out at fast food joints seems to be a way of life for most families. After all, how common is it to see a car filled with children pulling out of a McDonald's lot or to catch the glimpse of a parked car, toys and French fry boxes scattered about the back seat?
Sadly, though, one study has...|
|12/1/2014 - Mischievous cows, red-haired clowns, popular sports icons and many other clever enticements are a hallmark of American fast-food advertising. But a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has found that the bulk of this child-centric junk food marketing is targeted toward...|
|9/15/2014 - No one ever said that flipping burgers and making tacos should be a career, but unfortunately too many fast food workers have bought into a bogus bill of goods being sold to them by unions, politicians and others that their "profession" is, well, a profession and they should be paid like it.
|9/6/2014 - My heart goes out to all those fast food workers protesting for higher wages, but I'm sad to have to watch them experience the harsh lesson in real-world economics that's about to hit home. By taking to the streets and demanding $15 / hr. in wages, fast food workers are unintentionally making themselves...|
|6/2/2014 - The City Council of Seattle has just approved an ordinance which would raise the minimum wage of workers in that city to $15 an hour.(1) The phase-in takes seven years to complete, with small business given more time to adopt the new wage minimums than large businesses.
Because emotions run high...|
|10/25/2013 - Plans by fast food giant McDonald's to build its first restaurant in the Australian town of Tecoma, located in the state of Victoria, are being challenged by nearly 100,000 individuals who recently signed a petition demanding that McDonald's stay out of the area. According to Yahoo! TV in Australia,...|
|8/28/2013 - A series of rolling fast food "walkout" strikes makes it way to the South this Thursday, August 29th. Thousands of workers from Dallas, Houston, Austin, Memphis, Tampa and over a dozen other cities are planning to walk off their jobs to protest the fact that they aren't being paid $15 / hour to serve...|
|8/3/2013 - Thousands of service sector employees in at least seven major U.S. cities walked off the job recently in protest of wages they say are far too low to make an honest living. Workers at McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and KFC locations across America skipped work in solidarity on July 29 to call for...|
|7/9/2013 - There may be a convenient way to satiate your hunger while on the go, but fast food hamburgers appear to offer little in the way of actual meat content, according to a recent study published in the journal Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. Researchers from the Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, found...|
|6/20/2013 - What can you get at McDonald's that has fewer than 400 calories? Practically anything on the menu, if you believe the hype surrounding McDonald's Favorites Under 400 menu items. It includes a host of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, most of their salads, Chicken...|
|6/13/2013 - McDonald's happy image and its golden arches aren't the gateway to bliss in Bolivia. This South American country isn't falling for the barrage of advertising and fast food cooking methods that so easily engulf countries like the United States. Bolivians simply don't trust food prepared in such little...|
|5/23/2013 11:44:09 PM - While most people are aware that fast food is not the healthiest food around, they often choose to ignore it in favor of the convenience, taste or cost. However, fast food is far worse than most people are even remotely aware. In fact it's so bad, that it's simply not fit for human or even animal consumption....|
|4/24/2013 - Workers at some of America's most iconic fast food joints are banding together and collectively demanding higher wages, according to new reports. Employees from McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Domino's and various other fast food restaurants across the New York City metropolitan area gathered together...|
|4/15/2013 - In some sort of desperate attempt to retain a formidable customer base in this changing nutritional climate, fast food giant McDonald's has come out publicly with some rather humorous claims about the alleged nutritional value of its food offerings. Speaking at the recent annual meeting of the Utah...|
|2/21/2013 - Children who eat more fast food are significantly more likely to suffer from more severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis, according to a large international study published in the journal Thorax.
The researchers noted that all three conditions are rising in prevalence worldwide.
"If the associations...|
|10/4/2012 - Can fast food act as a sort of mind-control factor on children? The answer is yes, according to a new study, and in fact, researchers say, the fast food companies have succeeded in essentially brainwashing an entire generation.
According to research teams at the University of Missouri-Kansas City...|
|7/26/2012 - Though increasingly looked down upon here in the U.S. as a sign of slothfulness and low socioeconomic status, routine fast food consumption in some parts of the world is actually considered to be culturally desirable. But as foreigners progressively adopt the American fast-food lifestyle in place of...|
|6/28/2012 - Weight... too much of it... affects nearly 70% of adults and 15% of children in the United States. At the same time, obesity rates continue to climb causing an epidemic which, according to a recent study actually threatens the world food supply. While there are many explanations for this phenomenon,...|
|5/5/2012 - Providing more evidence to the motif 'you are what you eat', scientists have found that eating a fast food diet increases the risk for depression by more than fifty percent. The food we eat today will provide the structural network for the cellular matrix that we need to support basic metabolism, cellular...|
|4/25/2012 - Many people still think of hospitals as places where the sick become healthy, and where disease is nursed into wellness -- but these notions could not be further from the truth. Besides being cesspools of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" and filth in many cases, dozens of U.S. hospitals, including children's...|
|4/13/2012 - You already know that the McLarge burger you're stuffing in your face isn't healthy for you. What you may not know, however, is that all that fast food is doing more than just expanding your waistline - it could be giving you a serious case of depression as well.
A study of some 8,964 people found...|
|1/6/2012 - Toxic chemicals used to line fast food wrappers migrate easily into human blood, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto and published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Oily foods such as fast food and microwave popcorn are regularly packaged in...|
|12/3/2011 - Many people think occasional junk food indulgence can be balanced out by skipping meals later in the week or by putting in some extra time on the treadmill. The truth is that the consequences of this type of eating can turn up in unexpected ways, often years later as toxins accumulate in your body and...|
|11/29/2011 - Dining at fast food restaurants is a bit like voting in the American political system -- it's rare that you find a truly positive option, more often you have to choose the lesser of the available evils. Just as with politics, it's best if you educate yourself before making your selection. Wendy's serves...|
|9/13/2011 - Soviet-style government food distribution is quickly becoming standard practice in the rapidly decaying United States of America, with more than 20 percent of Americans now participating in the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food...|
|8/28/2010 - A new study out of Imperial College London suggests that fast food chains start giving out free statin drugs to customers in order to help balance out the negative effects of the junk food on their bodies. The scientists who worked on the study actually say that taking a statin drug with a fast food...|
|8/13/2010 - It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it isn't: A doctor from Imperial College London whose study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology has proclaimed that people who eat burgers and milkshakes at fast food restaurants should be given free statin drugs (like ketchup packets) to counteract...|
|6/19/2010 - For being a 16 time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps may be the greatest athlete of all time who eats the worst diet of all time. His infamous eating takes it to the extreme by consuming more than 10,000 calories a day mostly from junk food and by taking endorsements from the junk food corporations...|
|5/11/2010 - Most people are aware of the many health issues associated with the regular consumption of fast food. It's now common knowledge that the meats at such restaurants are some of the poorest quality and are unfit for human consumption. This apparently applies not only to the meats but also to the so-called...|
|4/17/2010 - Did you ever wonder how health insurance companies drum up future business? It's easy: Just invest in companies whose products cause chronic degenerative disease, driving people towards more health care needs and therefore more health insurance.
And that's exactly what the health insurance industry...|
|2/24/2010 - Researchers are finally confirming what ordinary men have known all along. Eating fast food regularly increases the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. A recent study done by Julie R Palmer and her colleagues found that the consumption of restaurant foods significantly increases the risk of type 2...|
|2/5/2010 - A report recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that black women who consume fried chicken or fast food burgers at least twice a week are between 40 and 70 percent more prone to develop type 2 diabetes over the course of a decade than those who do not. Not only black...|
|1/5/2010 - If you're in the beef business, what do you do with all the extra cow parts and trimmings that have traditionally been sold off for use in pet food? You scrape them together into a pink mass, inject them with a chemical to kill the e.coli, and sell them to fast food restaurants to make into hamburgers.
|2/21/2009 - A study presented at the International Stroke Conference in San Diego reveals that living near fast food restaurants boosts stroke risk by as much as 13 percent. The upshot of the study is that we should all be careful what we live near. Living near farmer's markets and food co-ops might be a lot healthier...|
|2/19/2009 - When we slouch on the couch and spend hours staring at that colorful electronic box called a television, we are actually, subconsciously, taking in hours of subtle indoctrination via TV commercials. At the same time, we are also allowing ourselves to lapse into a sedentary lifestyle, snacking on junk...|
|1/15/2009 - At a fun-filled social gathering, I nearly flipped out when a raw foods friend of mine served up a plate of Super Nachos on an oversized platter. It wasn't made of fried corn chips and cheese, however: It was made from 100% raw foods and superfoods loaded with healing phytonutrients.
But that hardly...|
|1/6/2009 - Most people today are usually aware that fast food is not the healthiest food to eat. Typically, the majority of people eat fast food several times a week or more. People generally eat fast food for a few main reasons, mostly because it's convenient, cheap and usually tastes pretty good.
|8/20/2008 - The City Council of Los Angeles, in an effort to combat the problem of the rapidly increasing number of obese citizens, has voted to put a moratorium on building new fast food restaurants in the area for a period of one year, according to an Associated Press report. For purposes of the moratorium, fast...|
|6/10/2008 - Just one month of eating fast food and walking less than 5000 steps in a day is all it takes to impair liver function. That's what scientists found in a study published in Gut, a peer review journal for health professionals and researchers in gastroenterology and hepatology. Just for reference, some...|
|12/31/2007 - The city of Los Angeles is considering placing a two-year moratorium on any new fast food restaurants within South Los Angeles, in an effort to redress the disproportionate prevalence of such restaurants in this poor part of the city. The ordinance was proposed by Councilperson Jan Perry, who represents...|
|1/22/2007 - Results from a recent study yield stronger evidence to correlate fast food with increased body weight.
A collection of nearly 3,400 young adults were tested for a decade, and with each fast food meal they ingested, their body mass index (BMI) went up by a significant percentage, said Barry M. Popkin...|
|12/17/2006 - Appetite and diet are highly personal matters, and many people struggle with weight problems. Often, people feel harshly judged for their habits and choices. Diet, and the weight that comes and goes, is a lifelong struggle for most. In our upside-down world we are all highly susceptible to the massive...|
|11/27/2006 - Fast Food Nation, a fictionalized movie version of Eric Schlosser's best-selling nonfiction depiction of fast food companies' negative impacts on American life, opened over Thanksgiving weekend to mixed reviews from both critics and the public.
The film -- by "Dazed and Confused" director Richard...|
|10/2/2006 - According to a press release issued Thursday by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the nonprofit health organization is suing national fast food giants McDonald's, Burger King, Outback, Chick-fil-A, Applebee's, Chili's and TGI Friday's after laboratory tests revealed every restaurant...|
|7/13/2006 - Many experts name Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald's franchise, and Walt Disney as the pioneers of child-focused marketing, since they first recognized children as a separate marketing demographic from adults in the 1960s. For Kroc and Disney, the decision was a pragmatic business move. "A child who...|
|7/12/2006 - New York City health committee chairman Joel Rivera is taking a stand against the raging levels of obesity in his city by lobbying to slow the uncontrolled growth of fast-food chains.
"(Fast-food restaurants) make good-tasting, affordable food, but unfortunately, it lacks nutrition," said the slim...|
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|1/30/2005 - One of the most ridiculous things about many hospitals and surgical centers is that they host fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Now making headlines is the heated debate between the Cleveland Clinic and McDonald's restaurants. Toby Cosgrove, director of the Cleveland Clinic and a...|
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