What is wrong with McDonalds?
McDonald's promote their food as 'nutritious',
but the reality is that it is junk food - high in fat, sugar and salt,
and low in fibre and vitamins. A diet of this type is linked with a greater
risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases. Their food
also contains many chemical additives, some of which may cause ill-health,
and hyperactivity in children. Don't forget too that meat is the cause
of the majority of food poisoning incidents.
Workers in the fast food industry are paid
low wages. McDonald's do not pay overtime rates even when employees work
very long hours. Pressure to keep profits high and wage costs low results
in understaffing, so staff have to work harder and faster. As a consequence,
accidents (particularly burns) are common. The majority of employees are
people who have few job options and so are forced to accept this exploitation,
and they're compelled to 'smile' too! Not surprisingly staff turnover at
McDonald's is high, making it virtually impossible to unionise and fight
for a better deal, which suits McDonald's who have always been opposed
Vast areas of land in poor countries are
used for cash crops or for cattle ranching, or to grow grain to feed animals
to be eaten in the West. This is at the expense of local food needs. McDonald's
continually promote meat products, encouraging people to eat meat more
often, which wastes more and more food resources. 7 million tons of grain
fed to livestock produces only 1 million tons of meat and by-products.
On a plant-based diet and with land shared fairly, almost every region
could be self-sufficient in food.
Forests throughout the world - vital for
all life - are being destroyed at an appalling rate by multinational companies.
McDonald's have at last been forced to admit to using beef reared on ex-rainforest
land, preventing its regeneration. Also, the use of farmland by multinationals
and their suppliers forces local people to move on to other areas and cut
down further trees.
McDonald's are the world's largest user
of beef. Methane emitted by cattle reared for the beef industry is a major
contributor to the 'global warming' crisis. Modern intensive agriculture
is based on the heavy use of chemicals which are damaging to the environment.
Every year McDonald's use thousands of
tons of unnecessary packaging, most of which ends up littering our streets
or polluting the land buried in landfill sites.
Children are lured in (dragging their parents
behind them) with the promise of toys and other gimmicks.
Instead of everyone sharing the world's
resources for the benefit of all, multinationals like McDonald's just want
to use these resources to make profits for themselves.
There Representative is a clown
Thanks to Globalization McDonalds has thousands
upon thousands of establishment’s worldwide. 6 out of the 7 continents
have McDonalds, I am sure if Antarctica was not covered in ice that they
would have one there too.
They use a lot of packaging that is cooled
down using chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which can actually damage the Ozone
Any establishment (like all fast-"food"
establishments) owned by a group of people, whether they are shareholders
or whether it is privately owned by individuals, if they are not local
but are going into an area that is not their home and extracting money
from the locals while at the same time taking business away from local
establishments to concentrate this money into their own hands elsewhere,
Some Anti McDonalds
Everything you see in a print ad is fairly
accurate-provided you ignore the 20 odd hours spent in retouching every
major print ad campaign they make. Removing brown lettuce, discoloured
saauce, burnt meat etc....
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