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Organic pioneer Amy's to unveil 'clean' fast food concept in California

7/3/2015 - A modern, health-conscious take on fast food is coming soon to northern California -- and no, it's not McDonald's introducing "breakfast kale" at select restaurants in a lame attempt to stay relevant. Organic pioneer Amy's Kitchen is set to open its first drive-through restaurant in Rohnert Park, where...

Fast food restaurants move towards organic food as Americans become health-conscious

7/1/2015 - Many Americans are strolling around supermarkets, their carts filled with non-organic food galore. That same group likely considers fast food restaurants their second home, familiar with the menu's latest triple-burger creations. However, these behaviors are becoming a thing of the past now that many...

McDonald's stops reporting monthly sales to hide plummeting fast food business

5/30/2015 - Anti-GMO activists and those who advocate for organic foods have a lot to be happy about regarding the recent decision by fast food retailer giant McDonald's to stop publishing its traditional monthly revenue reports. Their decision has everything to do with the fact that more Americans are now making...

McDonald's getting crushed by healthier fast food companies like Chipotle

4/26/2015 - In what can only be chalked up to karma, McDonald's and its artery-clogging menu are taking a nasty hit in sales, with overall global sales reported to be down 2.6 percent from a year ago for comparable outlets. Sales in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region fell by 8.3 percent, which played a significant...

LA's fast food ban fails to curb obesity; access to healthy, nutritious food is the solution

4/16/2015 - Some are calling the initiative a failure, and others say it's definitely a step in the right direction. Taking any action that will begin sending a better message about the food we eat is a good idea. The obesity rates in South Los Angeles grew by 12 percent over three years despite an innovative ban...

Misleading study claims fast food improves exercise performance

4/2/2015 5:18:41 PM - Media reports are claiming that eating fast food could help you recover after a workout and even improve exercise performance, based on a study conducted by the researchers from the University of Montana and published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. But what...

Fast food lowers student test scores by 20%

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...

Fast food marketing targets black children in US

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...

Fast food workers use 'civil disobedience,' to earn higher wages for low-skill jobs replaceable by robots

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. Unfortunately...

Fast food protesters to be hit with massive job losses when Obama grants amnesty in November

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...

$15 minimum wage for fast food workers? Here's what it means for living wages, food prices and jobs

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...

McDonald's sues Australian town for rejecting its fast food garbage

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,...

STRIKE: Fast food workers demand 'living wage' to keep serving food that's killing everybody

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...

Fast food workers demand $15 per hour wages to serve you GMOs and other disease-promoting garbage

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...

Study - Your fast food hamburger may contain as little as 2 percent actual meat

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...

Fast food fluff: Why the McDonalds 400 calorie menu is a joke

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...

McDonald's closing all restaurants in Bolivia as nation rejects fast food

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...

Why fast food is not fit for human consumption

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....

Fast food workers across America strike over 'too low' wages

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...

Ridiculous McDonald's nutritionist claims chain's fast food is healthy

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...

Fast food raises risk of childhood allergies and asthma; fruit lowers risk

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...

Fast food companies succeed in mind-controlling an entire generation of children

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...

American fast food diet unleashes disease epidemic sweeping across Asia

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...

Want to lose weight? Eliminate fast food

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,...

Fast food diet increases risk of depression by more than fifty percent

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...

Many US hospitals, including children's hospitals, continue to serve McDonald's fast food in their cafeterias

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...

Fast food not only makes you fat, it also contributes to depression

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...

Chemicals in fast food wrappers show up in human blood

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...

Fast food nutrition facts - mystery ingredients are industrial chemicals

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...

Wendy's nutrition - five surprising facts about Wendy's fast food ingredients

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...

Taco Bell, KFC lobby federal government to subsidize fast food through food stamps

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...

Statin drugs may soon be given to fast food customers with meals

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...

Doctor urges fast food restaurants to hand out pharma drugs like ketchup packets (opinion)

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...

Run Faster without Fast Food as Fuel

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...

More Reasons to Avoid Fast Food at All Costs (Opinion)

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...

Health insurance companies invest billions in fast food chains

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...

New Study Finds Eating Fast Foods Increases Your Risk for Diabetes

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...

Fast food burgers, fried chicken strongly linked to development of type 2 diabetes

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...

Window cleaning chemical injected into fast food hamburger meat

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. That's...

Promixity to Fast Food Restaurants Boosts Risk of Stroke

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...

Too Much Television for Teens Increases Chances of Fast Food Junkie Young Adults

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...

Fast Food = Healthy? "Raw in 10 Minutes" by Bryan Au Reveals Fast, Healthy Raw Foods Recipes

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...

Why You Should Avoid Fast Food at All Costs

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. The cost...

L.A. City Council Decides to Outlaw New Fast Food Restaurants

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...

A Month of Fast Food Can Wreck Your Liver

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...

Los Angeles Considers Health Zoning to Limit Density of Fast Food Restaurants

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...

New study links fast food to increased weight

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...

From Processed Foods to Natural Wholesomeness

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...

Fast Food Nation movie meets with mixed reviews from critics, moviegoers

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...

Fast food chicken contains cancer-causing chemicals; warning labels sought

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...

Fast food giants prey on parents' gullibility to sell unhealthy food to children

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...

New York City may reduce density of fast food restaurants through healthier zoning laws

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...

The Cleveland Clinic battles with McDonald's over fast food in hospitals

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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