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McDonald's Is Poisoning Consumers -- And Blaming Everyone Else for the Catastrophic Societal Costs

McDonald's refuses to take responsibility for the skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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As the largest fast food corporation, McDonald’s can do better than this . It can stop zoning restaurants next to schools and selling branded fast food in schools. It can also provide an example of industry best practices by halting all sports sponsorships and marketing that appeals to children.

These types of actions will signal to shareholders that the corporation cherishes its family-friendly ethos over the lip service of its current public relations. It will also help ensure McDonald’s “value” doesn’t come at the expense of our children’s health.

Stacey Folsom is the Development Director of Corporate Accountability International , an organization devoted to battling corporate abuse.

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