It seems that while obesity rates have risen over the decades, so have portion sizes – not a particularly surprising connection. In fact, an incredibly alarming infographic helps to show that not only have meal sizes increased in size over the decades, but restaurant portion sizes have quadrupled since the 1950?s.
Could this be the reason for the ballooning obesity epidemic? The infographic created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention [...]
LOWELL (CBS) – A Lowell man is free following his arrest on charges he threw hot French fries at his young stepdaughter.
As a condition of his release, 26-year-old James Hackett must stay away from the girl.
Police say Hackett and his wife began arguing after leaving a McDonald’s. When his stepdaughter chimed in, Hackett allegedly threw the fries in her face.
She was not seriously hurt.
KFC’s trademark buckets of chicken and other paper products are the product of deforestation in Indonesia’s rain forests, Greenpeace International claims in a newly published report.
Independent testing on the fast-food restaurants’ pulp-based products in three regions of the world found fibres of tropical hardwood trees, specific to Indonesia’s forests, the group claims.
Home to many endangered species including the last of originally three species of Indonesian tigers, according to Global Forest Watch the [...]
Jason Loose, a Californian college student, has become a hero on Chinese micro-blogging service Sina Weibo after being photographed sharing some McDonald’s French fries with a homeless woman in Nanjing, China.
Here’s a screengrab of one post citing Loose from Weibo (with Google translated text):
(For reference, that post has been “forwarded” 25,424 times, and its not even the only popular post featuring Loose.)
The LA Time’s World Now Blog managed to reach Loose on the phone, who admitted [...]
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Police are looking for 12 female suspects wanted for allegedly taunting two teenage girls on a subway before hauling them off by their hair at a Bronx station and stealing one of their phones.
Police say two 16-year-old girls were riding a southbound 4 train March 31 when another group of girls approached them. The dozen suspects began to taunt the victims, cops say.
A chef from a renowned Los Angeles French restaurant has admitted that McDonalds makes ‘the perfect fry around the world’
David Myers, the chef and owner of Comme Ca has revealed his secret to making the ultimate at-home McDonalds-style fry, which he serves fresh every day at his restaurant.
Perfecting his own ‘pommes frites’ recipe, the chef’s secret is cutting the potatoes into batons specifically sized three-eights of an inch.
World’s best fries: Chef [...]
Why Grow Your Own Potatoes?
We can improve resiliency, health, and quality of life by growing our own vegetables locally. Many of the vegetables commonly grown in backyard gardens such as lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots are great sources of vitamins and minerals but are not as high in energy content as measured by calories. Much of our daily caloric needs come from staple grains (wheat, corn, rice) which are difficult to produce from [...]
WASHINGTON — A slice of pizza still counts as a vegetable.
In a victory for the makers of frozen pizzas, tomato paste and French fries, Congress on Monday blocked rules proposed by the Agriculture Department that would have overhauled the nation’s school lunch program.
The proposed changes — the first in 15 years to the $11 billion school lunch program — were meant to reduce childhood obesity by adding more fruits and [...]
When Shanaya Edgell arrived early yesterday morning at a McDonald’s in Janesville, Wisconsin, she was expecting to order from the fast food joint’s regular menu–Big Macs, french fries, Chicken McNuggets, and the like.
Except it was around 3 AM and the restaurant had already switched over to its breakfast menu–hash browns, Egg McMuffins, hotcakes, and the like.
This enraged Edgell, according to Janesville Police Department officers, since she wanted a cheeseburger.
The 22-year-old–for [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on school lunch lines.
Agriculture Department rules proposed earlier this year aimed to reduce the amount of french fries in schools, limiting lunchrooms to two servings a week of potatoes and other starchy vegetables. That angered the potato industry, some school districts and members of Congress from potato-growing [...]
From LA TIMES:
Reporting from Paris— First France built a wall around its language to protect it from pernicious Anglo-Saxon invaders. Now it is throwing up a shield against another perceived threat to its culture and civilization: ketchup.
In an effort to promote healthful eating and, it has been suggested, to protect traditional Gallic cuisine, the French government has banned school and college cafeterias nationwide from offering [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But when you put it in a Happy Meal, it might help keep regulators at bay too. McDonald’s on Tuesday said that it would add apple slices and reduce the portion of French fries in its children’s meal boxes beginning this fall, effectively taking away consumers’ current choice [...]
WASHINGTON – First Lady Michelle Obama may have temporarily forgotten the lessons of her own anti-obesity campaign when she indulged in a sinfully caloric lunch Monday at a popular new hamburger restaurant.
A Washington Post reporter said the first lady ordered a cheeseburger, french fries, chocolate shake and Diet Coke at Shake Shack — a trendy hamburger spot that recently opened an outpost in [...]
Nuclear Energy Institute Criticizes Shoddy AP Reporting on U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Safety http://www.energycentral.com/news/en/204…
The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the Associated Press today for selective, misleading reporting in a series of new articles on U.S. nuclear power plant safety. The coverage has factual errors, fails to cite relevant reports on safety that contradict the reporting, and raises questions about historic operating issues while ignoring more [...]
During her visit to South Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the University of Cape Town for an event with young people. She told the audience how she came from modest circumstances and was able to attend top schools and build a career at a big law firm, saying they too can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough. After her speech, she [...]
SAN ANTONIO – Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera.
That’s the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a San Antonio elementary school, where high-tech cameras installed in the cafeteria will begin photographing what foods children pile onto their trays — and later capture what they don’t finish eating.
Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many [...]