Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
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.
Adding massive amounts of salt, sugar, sodium and the like is a problem and contributes to the obesity problem. McDonalds is by far the worst in doing this to enhance taste because the processed foods they use are poor quality and cheap. They aren't required to improve it, but they are less than upfront about how they alter their products. I still eat there from time to time, I'm just aware of the unhealthy enhancement they do to their food and adjust my consumption as such.