New York to Ban McDonalds?Posted: September 27, 2013
I came across an interesting article about how NYC may potentially put a “ban” on certain items on McDonald’s menu, stating they are more dangerous then illegal substances. Many people may be outraged about this, or have an opinion about how ridiculous this sounds, but in fact this is some of the best news I’ve heard yet today! So many people would assume that putting a ban on a legal food is ridiculous, but in fact – McDonald’s food is technically not real food at all. As I discussed in a prior post, it is made of artificial ingredients created to addict people, fatten them up, and then give them cancer in 25 years. Is that something we want existing on every 4 blocks in our city? There is no reason that McDonald’s should be treated any different than any other chemical that is poisoning our body.
Instead of having a smiley Ronald clown as their mascot, perhaps they should depict the evil clown shown above. That would give people a more realistic idea of the corporation they are buying from. Our society puts labels on things, and if something doesn’t fall into that label or category, we can’t fathom it being there. Well this is a perfect example of something that needs a new label. Besides unhealthy, McDonald’s needs to start being labeled as the toxic chemicals that it actually is.
I highly doubt this ban will go into effect, much like the large soda ban that was so close to passing, til the courts last minute ruled it out (go figure, think of all the $ the soda companies paid that judge off with). But if it did, I would think of it as NYC being one step ahead the rest of the world. With its tons of vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan restaurants – NYC has options that the rest of country just doesn’t. I recently went on a trip to Upstate NY, and couldn’t help but notice the limited food options in the area. Every grocery store stocked with processed foods, greasy restaurants and fast food every mile on the highway. It was nearly impossible to locate any food that seemed at all remotely healthy (besides from making your own food at home). No wonder our country is being faced with these issues…the options are NOT out there. And for that, I commend NYC – for giving people a chance to eat better, something that is not so easy in other places. With its admittance that McDonalds is literally a toxic cancer forming agent, we are again taking one step in the direction of knowing.
What are your thoughts?
Read the full article about New York’s thoughts on banning McDonald’s here