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McDonald's advises their employees to not eat at McDonald's

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McDonald's don't eat our food

Memo to businesses, specifically McDonald's: Profiting off of unhealthy products is not the best way to boost your image or inspire confidence, nor is it good for your customers. However, if you insist on doing so, please note that advising your own employees against ingesting the very product that they are selling is confusing, idiotic, contradictory, laughable, and not good for their morale... or your bottom line.

Oh, and one really awesome way to keep your employees healthy and well-fed is to pay them decent wages.

Via Yahoo:

A McDonalds website providing resources to its employees advises against eating hamburgers, fries and sodas. CNBC first noticed the latest in a series of strange pieces of advice provided by the fast food company to its employees. "While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle," McDonalds says of its primary product, "fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight."

It goes on: "In general, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease must be very careful about choosing fast food because of its high fat, salt, and sugar levels."

Oops. Excellent advice, but... oops.

As you can see from the graphic above, A.D.A.M., Inc. is providing this oh, so wise guidance. Who the heck is this A.D.A.M. we speak of?

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn more about A.D.A.M.'s editorial policy, editorial process and privacy policy. A.D.A.M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics and subscribes to the principles of the Health on the Net Foundation (www.hon.ch).

As the Yahoo piece notes, A.D.A.M. isn't saying that healthy food is non-existent in restaurants like McDonald's, but it is presenting a "challenge" to them. And then the piece goes on to make an excellent point:

[T]he bigger question seems to be how McDonald's employees would be able to afford healthier food on the wages they earn slinging burgers.

ding ding dingPlease link over to read the last paragraph, because it is a splendid reminder of how Mickey D treats its employees.

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Video Mid Day Distraction- American Gets British Roommates to Try, Review American Junk Food

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Gaw, they act like it's alien poo, not sugar loaded crap. Via.

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Cartoons of the Day- R.I.P. Twinkie

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Video- FLOTUS Michelle Obama on Disney's Junk Food Ad Cuts

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Via the Tapper Zone.

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Raw Video: Obama, Medvedev Stop for Burgers

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Poor guy, I swear the only time he gets to eat a cheeseburger is when some foreign leader is in town. "But, honey, I had to show him how good old fashioned American food is!'

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Fake green peas found in China

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Food Fraud is a huge new problem with our supply, but this is really strange.

CHANGSA, China, March 31 (UPI) -- Fake green peas made with artificial coloring and a preservative were discovered for sale in a farmer's market in Hunan Province, China, officials said.

Food inspectors traced the peas to two illegal facilities in Changsa, which allegedly made them by combining dried snow peas and soybeans with an illegal green colorant and sodium metabisulfite, a food additive used as a bleach and preservative, China Daily reported Wednesday.

The colorant is suspected of causing cancer and an excess of sodium metabisulfite can hinder calcium absorption said Sang Liwei, a Beijing-based food safety expert.

(snip)

The peas are profitable because they cost little to make and plump up to look like fresh peas when sold in a market, officials said.

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