So I came across this tonight while being online...apparently in the last months of 2011, California implemented that this warning sign be put in all McDonalds. Honestly, this makes me want to be sick!! I know we all say "yeah McDonalds is such crap food, I gotta stop eating there"--but this actually is making me stand my ground this time! NEVER EVER again will I step foot in a McDonalds restaurant.

Here is a link to a picture of the warning:!/photo.php?fbid=190041737749091&set=a.109950612424871.24524.100002297994351&type=3&theater;

Hope that works for you all!!!
Jan 05, 2012 @ 07:02 pm

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That's brave!

I did hear about this recently. It's been published in some medical journals. Yes, I have tried to take fried potatoes off my taste buds. It's really hard not to eat french fries and potato chips. I now order baked potatoes with my burger wherever possible, it's doable.

Displaying this sign is a way to get the word out on how bad this food really is! Not sure what good it's bound to make. Hopefully some type of impact. It's a move in the right direction, just hard to swallow for some I'm sure!
Jan 05, 2012 @ 07:47 pm

Look at the Food Offerings Closely : The salad they offer is no different than those you buy home from supermarket

While I am "saved by McDonalds", by having a Saturday quite time in the morning - by taking my 3 kids inside the playroom while I have a morning coffee, I have to agree on the warning signs.

However, eating at McDonalds is no different from any other food you take home or pizza you order. It is a matter of making food choices among the menu.

I am a marathon runner, so diet really does not come up in my "to do list". Plus I need energy too, to keep up with my 3 young kids: 7 years old, 2 and 1 respectively.

Now, I cannot recall this marathon runner fellow' name - who eat at McDonalds everyday, who is trying to prove a point that anything you intake - can be burned, and thus including McDonalds foods. Meaning if you cannot burn the food, if it lingers too much in your system in the form of fat, then DON'T take it.

Now - you have to take note that a runner need carbs - to sustain our long runs - so he eat regular burger, fish burger, the salads and chocolate milk. I think he documented this online, so a little google, you will know what he is doing.

The food that he did not bother touching was - desserts, french fries and other stuff that are clearly not healthy for you regardless if there was a warning for you.

My choices includes regular burger, apple slices, and milk for the kids. While they complain that fries taste inviting - esp. my 7 year old, I told him that by eating apple over fries, he will thank me in the long run.

While going inside McDonalds takes you closer to obesity and health problems, making a wiser choice of what's on the menu is also a lifesaver.

And yes...I still have my morning coffee in there, once a week on Saturdays or Sunday in this winter chill.

Jan 06, 2012 @ 10:53 am

Warning: can cause cancer

while warning is good - still people consume it, because it is not banned, it is still a choice.

Cigarette warning comes to mind in this topic. Still people smoke. and it can clearly cause cancer.
Jan 06, 2012 @ 11:02 am

US vs. Can and Photoshop?

I think it is also important to note that this is in the U.S. they have different FDA policies than in Canada and what is allowed there may be different than in Canada.

Also, I am always wary of images I find online- photoshop is pretty easy!
Jan 06, 2012 @ 11:08 am


Apparently, there have been people commenting in the States that they have in fact seen this n their local McDonalds so I guess it is real this time around! hehe
Jan 06, 2012 @ 01:25 pm

that is can people even consider eating there after reading that?! I gotta get a new hangover food stat...that is just grosssssssssss :(

I just dont get how something that may give you cancer is worth eating, or worth selling!? Our world is messed up yo!
Jan 06, 2012 @ 01:48 pm


even if it was photoshopped, Im sure that is not far off! Doesnt take much to make mcdonalds sound bad..
Jan 06, 2012 @ 01:49 pm


Jan 06, 2012 @ 02:03 pm


Some of those potato chips are bombarded with chemicals before freezing(to preserve the crunch), even said bake, but i doubt it. Lays, Doritos, etc...

I recall my professor said, that they should put a warning on it, saying Carcinogen is in this bag of chips - may cause cancer. This was from my 2006 TSE class. But then, my professor said, he does mind cancer because he likes to eat his chips while watching his favorite TV show.

Now, since Carcinogen is essentially found in bag of chips, I can sense that these warning will be put on them soon too.
Jan 06, 2012 @ 02:31 pm

why only in cali?

that is really scary. they should implement this in ALL mcdonalds' and not just california!
Jan 08, 2012 @ 02:10 pm

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