Today Burger King introduced new low-calorie, low-fat french fries called ‘Satisfries’ in an attempt to make a ‘healthy’ side dish. But even a healthier fast food french fry is still unhealthy.
Burger King admitted this week that one of their suppliers has a horse meat problem. To a non-eater of cows, the ‘scandal’ looks bizarre: if you’re okay with eating a cow, why not a horse? The horse meat hubub highlights the elaborate unconscious mental gymnastics so many people routinely perform, in order to justify eating some animals but loving others. The story shines a harsh and unflattering light on our tendency to selectively check our empathy at the kitchen door (or barnyard gate), when it comes to eating animals.
Since virtually all health care professionals and nutritionists agree that Americans just don’t consume enough fast food, Burger King has bravely stepped forward to propose a solution: fast food home delivery service! If the trend catches on, why, soon we’ll be able to consume a full day’s worth of calories in each meal– made from genetically modified high fructose corn syrup, chemical stabilizers, artificial dyes, and various fat-soaked edible foodlike substances — without even getting off the couch to walk to the car. Perfect!
The largest pork company in the world, Smithfield Foods, has broken their commitment to end the use gestation crates for pigs by 2017. Sign the petition for McDonald’s to end using such pork products to increase the pressure on Smithfield.