The NAACP has joined the ranks of those opposed to New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary sodas. The organization’s New York chapter claimed in court on Wednesday that while obesity is a significant problem in the black and Latino community but the ban would “would disproportionately hurt minority-owned small businesses, which faced competition from larger convenience stores like 7-Eleven that would be exempt from the soda restrictions because of a quirk in New York’s regulatory structure.” Continue reading
For the first time in its 42 year existence, the coveted Shamrock Shake is available at all 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Prior to this year, the shake was only available at select locations on or around St. Patrick’s Day.
But if you’ve ever wondered what gives the shake its famous green color, the secret is in the syrup. The Shamrock Shake syrup contains Continue reading
“Fast-food represents the complete opposite of what Bolivians consider a meal should be. To be a good meal, food has to have be prepared with love, dedication, certain hygiene standards and proper cook time.” –El Polvorin blog
After 14 years in Bolivia and many campaigns and promos to generate sales fast food juggernaut McDonalds was forced to pack up and leave the Latin American nation. They served Bolivians their last burgers Continue reading
Now you can have the home of the Whopper come to your home as fast food giant Burger King rolls out at home delivery service. Burger King delivers in countries like Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Columbia and Peru but the service in new to the states and has so far only been offered in select stores in Maryland and Virginia.
Hopefully the pic above is not what they mean home delivery, and anyway if the Burger King shows up to your door just know he doesn’t work for the fast food burger joint anymore since he was fired a few months ago. Continue reading
This is the time of year when people decide on or announce what their New Year’s Resolutions will be. You may already have a few in mind but right now I’d like to suggest a few that center on your food- and no, none of these resolutions are “lose weight”.
As you decide what will do next year (even if you fall short) remember you can resolve to take action anytime of the year and setting specific goals with deadlines will help you get where you want to go. 2012 won’t be better for you than 2011 was just cause you want it to be. You have to plan and act on that plan if you want to make a difference. That said, here are my suggestions for what you can set as goals or resolve to do in 2012 with a little help from the Simpsons. Continue reading
I was disturbed to find out Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich recently made this statement and there were Black people who agreed:
“‘Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and nobody around them who works,’ Gingrich replied. ‘So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash,’ unless it’s illegal.’” -latimes.com
Firstly, this is already happening and we should not pretend it’s not. Corporations still regularly violate child labor laws. See: VIDEO: The Harvest/La Cosecha Tells The Story Of The Children Who Feed America
No, people should not deliver even more children to the capitalist machine because we tried that and some of them died, as they are still dying, being abused and exploited, getting sick, and suffering from a low life expectancy overseas in factories making goods to be sold to people like us in places like Walmart. Continue reading
Starting today all McDonald’s in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will offer fruit automatically in their Happy Meals as a part of McDonald’s new “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice”. The initiative is supposed to “help” customers make more nutrition minded choices but I’d say if you chose to go to McDonald’s the first thought on your mind wasn’t nutrition. Continue reading