WELL IT STARTED WITH POPCORN AT MOVIE THEATERS....FOR LITTLE PENNIES MORE [BUT BIGGER PROFIT] SUPER SIZING WAS INTRODUCED IN MOVIE THEATERS.....IT TOOK OFF LIKE A FOREST FIRE IN A NO RAIN SUMMER!!
THEY EXPERIMENTED ON RATS....GAVE THEM THE FAT, SALT, SUGAR FAST FOODS...THEY SOON WENT FOR IT. AND JUST WITHIN A DAY THEY WERE GAINING WEIGHT, SOON THEY BECAME OBESITY!!
DIDN'T STOP THERE. MCDONALD'S INTRODUCED THE MEGA SIZE SOFT DRINK, CONTAINS HALF THE CALORIES FOR YOUR DAILY INTAKE, LOADED WITH SUGAR. THEN ADD TO THAT THE SUPER SIZE FRENCH FRIES, AND TOP IT ALL OFF WITH NUTRITION-LESS WHITE BUNS, PLUS PEOPLE AND CHILDREN FOREVER GOING AND EATING IT ALL.
IT WORKED.....PEOPLE GOT DRUGGED ON IT, MCDONALD SALES WENT THROUGH THE ROOF.
THEN OF COURSE OTHER FAST FOOD JOINTS JOINED THE BAND WAGON.
ONE IN THREE IN AMERICA ARE CLASSIFIED AS OBESITY TODAY IN AMERICA !!
THE FOOD, FAST FOOD INDUSTRY, HAS DELIBERATELY LED US DOWN THE GARDEN PATH INTO THE BRAMBLE BUSHES TO OBESITY, AND THEY ARE NOW ADMITTING.....ALL FOR MONEY PROFIT.
ALL OF THESE FACTS AND MUCH MORE [AN HOUR DOCUMENTARY] WAS ON BBC NEWS - ABOUT 10 AM THEIR TIME - 3 AM CALGARY TIME. SO HAPPENED TO BE UP AND WATCHED IT...... BLEW ME AWAY.
TIME FOR US, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE GROWING CHILDREN, TO WAKE UP, SOBER UP, GET WITH IT, AND STOP THE GLUTTONY !!
TIME TO STAY WAY FROM FAST FOOD JOINTS UNTIL THEY DO A FULL ABOUT TURN - McDonald's say they will; time will tell; but you as individuals can zip your mouth and stay away from these super size meals.
McDonald's to scrap 'supersizing'
It plans to introduce more lower-calorie and lower-fat options alongside the milk, yoghurt and fruit offered.
The company has faced legal action over obesity in the US, where one group of children claimed its food was responsible for health problems.
In the UK, McDonald's says it is mindful about the obesity debate but that supersizing alone - where drinks and fries are upgraded from a large portion to an even bigger one - does not cause obesity.
The menu change came as Health Secretary John Reid called for a public debate on how best to improve the nation's health.
He launched a three-month consultation to find ways to tackle "worrying trends", including obesity.
It will pose questions on issues such as whether confectionary should be displayed on supermarket check-outs and food advertising on TV.
But Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has poured cold water on a junk food ad ban, saying she is sceptical about the merits.
McDonald's says it is phasing out supersizing as it only represents a tiny portion of its business - 0.1% of total sales - and because its menu is being reviewed to meet customer expectations.
To compare, in a portion of large fries, customers can expect 412 calories and 18g of fat, according to nutrition information on the company's website.
That increases to 486 calories and 21.2g of fat in a supersize portion,
'Super Size Me'
While a large Coca-Cola at McDonald's provides 226 calories, a supersize Coke comes in at 323 calories - 97 calories more.
A supersize Coke and fries with a Big Mac contains 1,302 calories and 44.1g of fat in all.
Supersizing has received negative publicity following Super Size Me, a film by American Morgan Spurlock.
He set out to discover the effect of living on nothing but McDonald's for a month, upgrading to supersize portions when offered.
The film follows his 25lb weight gain and the health effects on his body, including his liver and cholesterol levels.