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Posted on 05/18/2011 10:40:13 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
McDonald's Under Pressure to Fire Ronald By JULIE JARGON
More than 550 health professionals and organizations have signed a letter to McDonald's Corp. asking the maker of Happy Meals to stop marketing junk food to kids and retire Ronald McDonald.
The letter, slated to run in the form of full-page ads in six metropolitan newspapers around the country on Wednesday, acknowledges that "the contributors to today's (health) epidemic are manifold and a broad societal response is required. But marketing can no longer be ignored as a significant part of this massive problem."
"We are committed to responsible advertising and take our communications to children very seriously," McDonald's said in a statement. "We understand the importance of children's health and nutrition, and are committed to being part of the dialogue and solution. We serve high quality food, and our Happy Meals offer choice and variety in portions just for kids. Parents tell us they appreciate our Happy Meal choices."
The campaign is organized by the nonprofit watchdog group Corporate Accountability International, which has also targeted tobacco companies and beverage makers like Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. for the environmental impact of plastic bottles.
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Do they want Ronald McDonald Houses closed as well?
“Corporate Accountability International” International, eh? How much money do they get from $ORO$???
Coulrophobes everywhere rejoice.
Down with clowns!
Get out of town before sundown, clown...................
How much you want to bet those “health professionals and organizations” aren’t a government front? Do you want some Fascism with your fries?
The last I heard, this was still a free country and as far as I’m concerned, we can still eat whatever we want. I refuse to fall prey to these “health care professionals.” They can monitor their own food choices, but they will never monitor mine.
Apparently there are way too many health professionals if they have time for this B.S.
Yikes! Is the artist North Korean?
As nasty as clowns are, I don’t want to see the health Nazis win one!
When or if the “big collapse” comes and everything is under austerity, I wonder if these non-profits will like doing what they do for free and without tax deductions?
Well I guess if parents let their little ones talk them into eating Mcdonalds 7 days a week, then I guess the marketing has evil intentions.
McDonalds is used to this kind of thing. I remember many years ago some liberal group took out full page ads wanting McDonalds to go green by using real plates.
Got no idea!...................
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