: McSpotlight: Diet-related illness is the major cause of death in the Western world. How moral is the action of a company which promotes overconsumption of unhealthy food without alerting the customers?
: "Surgeon-General's Warning: foods high in saturated fats and sugars and low in fibre can cause cancer and heart disease"; somehow I can't see McDonald's putting that on wrappers.
Fast food is generally unhealthly, people buy it for the convenience.
Yep, diet related illness is big in the western world, but its not just food that is to blame, its people lifestyle. Mainly people who like to plant their big, fat, round arses on the couch all day after eating.
The only way lables are put on food products is by federal govenments passing legislation. Lables do nothing anyway, lables on ciggertte packets show this. IN australia we have lables that take up half the packets, with big scary messages like "smoking causes heart disease" and "smoking during pregnacey can harm your baby", these messages havent really stopped anyone from smoking, nor have the price increases.
McSpotlight: So if it is widely accepted that fast food is generally unhealthy, why did McDonald's try to go to court to stop the distribution of a leaflet which said that fast food is unhealthy?
Why did they employ 8 spies, look through confidential police files and commit burglary to try and obtain the identities of the people distributing the leaflet?