Skip to comments.Report: Prince Charles advises banning McDonald’s food
Posted on 02/28/2007 7:51:39 AM PST by BenLurkin
LONDON - Prince Charles suggested Tuesday on a visit to the United Arab Emirates that banning McDonalds fast food was crucial for improving peoples diets, a British news agency reported.
Charless comments came while visiting the Imperial College London Diabetes Center in Abu Dhabi for the launch of a public health campaign, Britains Press Association news agency reported.
Have you got anywhere with McDonalds? Have you tried getting it banned? Thats the key, Charles asked one of the centers nutritionists, according to the news agency.
A McDonalds spokeswoman called the remark disappointing. This appears to be an off-the-cuff remark, in our opinion, she said on condition of anonymity, in line with company practice in Britain.
The Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonalds Corp. took steps last year to display nutrition facts on its packaging and vary its menu to counter charges that its food is unhealthy and contributes to obesity. There are 25 McDonalds franchises in the United Arab Emirates.
Charles, who is first in line to the British throne, is an active advocate of organic food. He set up a farm on his Highgrove Estate that does not use artificial pesticides or fertilizers in 1986.
The prince was in the United Arab Emirates with his wife, Camilla, as part of a tour of Gulf countries.
The United Arab Emirates has the worlds second highest number of diabetes cases per capita. One out of five people aged 20 to 79 already suffers from the illness, while 40 percent of the population is at risk for developing it.
This clown has gone from being annoying to dangerous.
My husband is a diabetic and he has never eaten at a Mickey D's in his life.
In fact he has never eaten at restaurants in the past 30 years, oh, except once last year on a trip to Toronto.
I have to agree with him. McDonalds' food should be banned.
Not on "obesity prevention" grounds, but because their "food" tastes *awful*! A good example - the 10,000 degree plasma wrapped in pastry called the "McDonalds Hot Apple Pie".
The doofus doesn't have the stones to ask for a ban on 'Fish n Chips'.
Average Life time has tripled since we got off the bangers and mash and blood pudding.
This issue needs to be turned over to the "Knock It Off" department.
I'd be more afraid of Catholics starting to outnumber Anglicans in your kingdom than McDonalds contributing to the lard butt's butt size
How about if we ban Prince Charles instead? At least forbid him from making stupid statements like that one.
A bit of spotted dick, anyone?
This twirp is all about control and power. This is the standard BS you'll hear from Hitlary, Obama-lama-ding-dong, Fooliani and the rest of the libs. Big business is evil because they target our young people blah blah blah. Great Britain is already a socialist state. This won't effect them a bit. It's expected. Unfortunately, the few people that understand the danger of these kinds of politics in this country are just that; "few"
Yeah, like traditional Brit foods are better for you... Bangers, Fish and Chips, Blood Puddin, and my favorite (not matter what it contains), Spotted Dick.
He'd do better by forcing companies that want to sell food products in England to use sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup in their recipes...but hey, banning McDonald's is easier for him little brain.
For once I agree with Chuck.
Maybe they could settle with just outlawing the tractor-beams that McDonald's uses to pull people into their restaurants?
I heard antibiotics will take care of that. ;-)
How many people would have to die in order for this to be viable on a global basis?
This guy is a complete numbskull.
He has become a pawn for (radical) Islam.
All "organic" means is that it was grown in manure.
So, that makes Mr. Windsor's remarks about fast food...
Ronald ? Ahh come on he's not that bad.
Ronald ? Ahh come on he's not that bad.
"McDonald's food should be banned." - Dave Thomas
Prince Charles had better stick to talking to trees(as he claims to). He seems pretty good at it.
BTW, is he cheating on his new wife yet?
McDonald's hot apple pie
(thing) by FastEddie (2.9 d) (print) ? 1 C! Thu Apr 05 2001 at 11:25:09
Apple Pie: good.
Hot apple pie: good.
McDonalds Hot Apple Pie: the foodstuff of Satan.
I have no idea how they manage to superheat the filling in those pies to approximately the surface temperature of the Sun. I can state with near-certainty that at least 90% of the world's spontaneous combustion cases were caused by eating said pie.
Usual chain of events:
1: "Oh, i think i'll have a Hot Apple Pie"
2: "This looks gorgeous"
3: Head bursts into flames.
Well now that's a coincidence...Just recently I advocated banning pompous, philandering, British royal ninnies.
Oh, Chuck, have a cheeseburger and live a little.
No, his horse bucked him off.
Shush, Your Highness. You're making a proper Charlie of yourself.
Ever seen the crap they serve in the average U.K. eateries???
Ever seen a plate of Bangers and Mash? Gag
What Prince Charles is thinking: "Everyone should eat top sirloin instead. I do why doesn't everyone else? Why don't their chefs make them healthier food?"
I'm guessing you wait a while for the Hot Lava Pie to cool off, as no human can possibly eat one fresh from the store.
I think the "serving temperature" of the things is something like nine billion degrees Fahrenheit.
He's going to go the Al Gore route to get popularity back. He's going to attach himself to many liberal causes.
What happened to the list of Truly Important Problems? I know I had it here somewhere...
Actually, their apple pies were pretty good, back when they still fried 'em. Nowadays, I go to Krystal, instead.
However, as log as folks are not actually starving, why is it gub'mint's job to improve their diet?
Things like this make me feel really bad for Queen Elizabeth. Now, there's a woman who knows how to keep her mouth shut -- too bad it's apparently not hereditary!
Anything ever come of that rumor a while back that Charles had secretly converted to Islam?
Mince meat pie, deep fried fish, french fries, doner kebabs, black pudding. Has Charles seen what else the British eat. McDonalds is no worse than any of the above foods.
Well, that's what the free market is for. IIRC, the royals never even carry money, so they have no concept of it.
It is amazing to me that people are so down on McDonald's food. Or ANY fast food of ANY ethnicity. It is MUCH LESS crappy and greasy than fish and chips (which will give you instant pancreatitis it is so greasy.)
What people need to do is just get lumberjack-type jobs that force them to burn 8000 calories a day. Then McDonald's would be perfect and cost-effective.
That is what is wrong with the world today: these candy-ass desk jobs.
Why don't we just start by banning monarchies instead?
My husband is too and we rarely eat fast food. In his case, it's hereditary. I find the incidence in UAE interesting, though. I do genealogy and all the records say hubby is English and German. But he looks Middle Eastern. He was once asked if he was lebanese by a waiter in a ME restaurant. Ii STILL think there's more about him than we know from the legal records.
This from a nation whose favorite snack food is deep-fried Mars bars
He set up a farm on his Highgrove Estate that does not use artificial pesticides or fertilizers in 1986...Big deal. One year the farm doesn't use pesticides or fertilizers.
Are you kidding? McDonalds makes the only edible food in the entire United Kingdom!
I must, for a brief moment, stand in defence of our British cousins.
1) Breakfast. When I was over there, breakfast consisted of fried eggs, toast, fried toast, fried potatoes, BBQ beans, bacon, and some sort of white thing that looked like a sausage but had absolutely NO flavour. Aside from the fried toast, which seemed pointless, and the sausage-like thing, which was nasty, it was all excellent. And English tea is a reasonable substitute for coffee.
2) Fish and Chips. I've has some truly hideous objects labeled "fish and chips" ... in the USA. I've also had good fish and chips in the USA. And good fish and chips in UK. It doesn't have to taste like 10W-40.
3) Beyond that, my only real complaint is that they (even in the 'ethnic' restaurants) have no idea what "spicy" means. None whatsoever.
Other high calorie foods His Royal Chuckness needs to get banned:
1. Shepherd's pie
4. Beef Wellington
6. Ale and beer
8. Cottage pie
9. Bangers and mash
10. Steak and kidney pie
11. Fish and chips
12. Treacle and toffee
Get to work, Chuck. You will no doubt lose your throne in the process, so there will be an upside for the rest of us.