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A new study conducted at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (HealthData.org) and published in The Lancet medical journal finds that a shocking 20 percent of global deaths are caused by toxic foods, junk foods, processed foods and harmful food ingredients. In essence, the study reveals that the toxic food industry is now about as dangerous as Big Tobacco.
As covered in The Guardian:
The study, based at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, compiles data from every country in the world and makes informed estimates where there are gaps… Diet is the second highest risk factor for early death after smoking. The problem is often seen as the spread of western diets, taking over from traditional foods in the developing world.
Though the majority of the world population still has an insatiable hunger for meat, veganism has become the number one health and dietary trend. In 2016, Google Trends showed a 90 percent increase in “vegan” searches.
With a growing community deciding to shun all animal products, the food industry saw its chance to increase profits by introducing fake, artificial meat. Backed by a former global chief executive of McDonald’s and Tyson Foods, a controversial fake meat company, called Beyond Meat, is on a mission to take over the food world with lab-grown, fake meat products.
Beyond Meat is the firm who claims to produce Petri dish burgers that taste more like meat than real beef. Touted as the first plant-based burger that sizzles and bleeds, Beyond Meat sealed a deal with BurgerFi to sell the burger in eight of BurgerFi’s 101 locations — Malibu; New York City; Poughkeepsie, NY; Philadelphia; Coral Springs, Florida; Coral Gables, Florida; and two stores in Delray Beach, Florida, reported the Daily Mail Online.
NO matter how much we buy into the dream of obtaining Elle Macpherson’s body by mainlining green juice, there’s something about McDonald’s that we just can’t resist.
This is food with virtually no nutritional value, packed with E numbers and ingredients you have to try not to think about — but something keeps drawing us back to its comfortingly babyish, sweet and salty embrace.
But finally, I’ve had the wake-up call I needed to put me off Macca’s for good.
As the market closes at another all time high, the “recovery”, if only on paper, is again bypassing most Americans and it is starting to hit where it hurts the most. According to restaurant tracker NPD Group, traffic at U.S. fast-food restaurant fell 1% in the third quarter, the sector’s first traffic decline in five years. Unfortunately, the reason is not that many Americans have migrated to a higher wealth group and are now eating at more expensive venues, but a more familiar one, namely higher costs of eating out, changing consumer behavior and higher bills for items such as rent and drugs. In other words, America’s “main street” is so squeezed, it can’t even afford to eat out as much as it did just one year ago.
They don’t even have to quit junk foods or fatty foods
(And just imagine what would happen if they would quit all junk food and would only eat real, fresh, organic food!!! – I.U.)
Although it may sound like a bad infomercial, a study financed by the National Institutes of Health has shown that cutting added sugar in children’s diets can improve their overall health incredibly quickly.
The study observed 43 obese children and found that eliminating or reducing added sugar, even while keeping the same number of calories and savory junk foods in their diets, led to improving many obesity-related health issues in just ten days. The children who were selected were not only obese, but also suffered from a chronic metabolic disorder, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
The fast-food chain KFC is conducting an investigation into one of its UK restaurants after undercover reporters were served ice that harbored harmful bacteria found in feces.
The reporters who made the discovery were part of an undercover report conducted by BBC’s Rip Off Britain, which was investigating food hygiene at major fast food restaurants and coffee shops. The reporters were served ice at the Martineau Place branch of the KFC, reports Inquisitr.
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Anchorage, AK — An alarming photograph of a McDonald’s chicken McNuggets Happy Meal left to sit unrefrigerated and untouched for six years recently went viral on social media.
“It’s been 6 years since I bought this ‘Happy Meal’ at McDonald’s,” Jennifer Lovdahl posted on Facebook. “It’s been sitting in our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard.”
Tokyo, Japan — Fast food giant McDonald’s has been having a rough time. Considering its recent decision to close 700 locations in 2015, dire predictions from franchise owners claiming the company is facing its “final days,” and a June announcement that the company was shrinking for the first time in its long history, it’s safe to say McD’s is looking for something — anything — to turn its struggling business around.
The advertising geniuses at McDonald’s may have found that interesting, albeit disturbing something. McDonald’s unveiled its new McChoco Potato yesterday, a spin on the classic fries, which will be drizzled with chocolate and white chocolate syrup. The company says “The combination creates a wonderful salty and sweet harmonious taste.” McChoco fries will be rolled out in Japan starting January 26th, and if they are a hit, it’s possible they will eventually be sold in the United States.
H/t reader Squodgy:
“Yummy MacDonalds video…infectios laughter…excellent questions”
Dec 16, 2014
Article at TSM: http://truthstreammedia.com/question-…
No, seriously. Or maybe alternately, “Who in their right mind would eat a McDonalds ever again after visiting the company’s website?!?!”
They don’t say, “Hi, how are you?” or give you the requisite “Here are the glorious food products we all know and love!” slideshows or anything. You don’t even get the flat, emotionless “Hey” you might expect to get from some of the teenagers working the cash register.
H/t reader squodgy:
“This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
How they re-brand to distance themselves from the growing stigma is worth serious study by truthers as it will give pointers to others like Monsatan, Pfizer, GSK, Wal-Mart, et al.
They must be monitored to ensure we are not fooled again & again.”
– McDonald’s unveils plan to fix company, change perception of its gross food ingredients – VIDEO (WTF RLY, May 4, 2015):
McDonald’s has released its new strategy on how to turn around the company which seems to be failing at an accelerated rate. They have been so desperate for relevancy that they even tried a marketing plan to accept selfies as payment. A press release was sent out Monday morning following a video message from the CEO to investors.
Some info on McDonald’s struggles:
In 2010, Joe Cross took viewers on his journey from overweight and sick to healthy and fit via a 60-day juice fast in the award-winning Fat,Sick & Nearly Dead. And now he’s back with Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, where Joe examines how to make healthy habits last for the long-term, and how lifestyle choices impact overall health. Throughout this story, Joe meets with experts who present realistic solutions and viable strategies to make and maintain long-term sustainable improvements to eating behaviors and overall health
Apr 12, 2015
Are you still Lovin’ It?
– McDonald’s Assaults Reporter Asking About McNugget Ingredients (Natural Society, March 17, 2015):
7 police officers called in response
What does it take to get physically removed from McDonald’s? Apparently, as I found out, all it takes is to ask one of their employees about what’s actually inside their McNuggets. It even resulted in a whopping 7 police officers at the scene to ‘escort’ me off their property. All for asking about the McNuggets (which I was never able to purchase).