This video says about itself:
Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. It follows a 30-day time period (February 2003) during which Spurlock subsists exclusively on McDonald’s fast food and stops exercising regularly.
The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effects on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. During the filming, Spurlock dined at McDonald’s restaurants three times per day, sampling every item on the chain’s menu at least once. He consumed an average of 5,000 calories (the equivalent of 9.26 Big Macs) per day during the experiment.
In February 2005, Super Size Me Educationally Enhanced DVD edition was released. It is an edited version of the film designed to be integrated into a high school health curriculum. MSNBC has also broadcast an hour long version of the film, in addition to the regular version.
Girl finds condom in McDonald’s Happy Meal: here.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Baby foods ‘contain more saturated fat than a McDonald’s burger’
Monday 04 May 2009
SOME baby foods contain higher levels of saturated fat and sugar than equivalent portions of chocolate biscuits or a cheeseburger, the Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) said on Monday.
The campaign described as “staggering” the results of a survey of more than 100 products aimed at babies and toddlers.
It found that 100g of Farley’s Original Rusks contains more sugar (29g) than the same weight of McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives (27.3g).
And Heinz Toddler’s Own Mini Cheese Biscuits contains 7.3g of saturated fat per 100g, more than the 6.7g found in a piece of McDonald’s quarter-pounder burger with cheese of the same weight.
The CFC, which is an arm of the food and farming group Sustain, also found that Cow & Gate’s Baby Balance Bear Biscuits were improperly labelled and did not make it clear to parents that they contained trans fats, which have been linked to heart disease.
CFC joint co-ordinator Christine Haigh said: “The results of this survey are staggering.
“Many foods marketed for babies and young children are advertised as ‘healthy.’ In reality, in terms of sugar and saturated fat content, some are worse than junk food.
“In particular, failing to correctly label products that contain dangerous trans fats is outrageous.”
See also this cartoon.
Britain: LOW-PAID workers in the food industry are getting squeezed by bosses who are cutting pay in an attempt to claw back holiday costs, a new report revealed on Tuesday: here.
USA: A Tuesday morning explosion at the ConAgra Foods plant in Garner, North Carolina has left three workers dead and at least 41 injured, including three firefighters: here.
How capitalism commercialises childhood: here.