Originally Posted by Fish
I think it's a little excessive to simply say McDonalds is bad for you. There are plenty of healthy options and food that isn't processed to hell and back. The problem arises when people make McDonalds a frequent part of their routine diet, or gorge themselves on 8000 calories worth of McD's at one sitting. People with that behavior are what's leading us to an obesity epidemic. McD's is just their convenient cheap poison of choice. If we banned McD's, they'd simply take their obesity problem across the street to BK or Wendy's.
I don't think it's excessive. Because even the good options tend to be unhealthy. It's the Panera effect. People think they're eating healthy because they ordered less greasy coldcuts in a sandwich.
Because everything is McDonald's. And most consumers have no idea what they are putting into their bodies, and are often tricked into eating unhealthy stuff they thought was healthy. So i don't have a problem with watchdogs raising awareness of this kind of stuff, especially since McDonald's made a conscious decision to introduce unnatural ingredients into ordinary food in order to save cost. In general, that whole idea of valuing cost effective mass production over natural food is the main reason we have this obesity problem to begin with.