First Joe Camel now Ronald McDonald

Dudley D. Doright f16rsdad at JUNO.COM
Sun Feb 10 23:14:59 MST 2002

I heard someone discussing the McDonalds thing and it seems they shot
themselves in the foot by claiming the fries are cooked in pure vegetable
oil.  Fact is they are precooked in lard.  I think that fact will get the
ball rolling, and fast food will take it on the chin just like
cigarettes.  How does $10.00 for a Big Mac & Fries sound?

On Sun, 10 Feb 2002 18:43:20 -0700 Jim <jnantz at INFICAD.COM> writes:
> Did any of you see tonight's 60 minutes?  They did a story on the
> fast food
> industry and how they target children for advertising trying to get
> them to
> eat this unhealthy food.  They brought out all these health nazis
> who went
> on about the evil corporations and how terrible it is that they're
> trying
> to boost their profits by trying to get kids to eat fast food.  One
> of
> these goofballs accused McDonald's of spiking their french fries to
> make
> them taste better.  The reporter asked him if he's saying McDonald's
> is
> doing the equivalent of what the tobacco companies are accused of -
> spiking
> their cigarettes to make them more addictive.  The health nazi said
> yes.

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