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Old Jun 20th, 2003, 12:05 PM        Support McDonalds?
For all the corporate slamming i do i must admit that i do look for the lesser of two evils when i can.. I might have to start eating at McDonalds once in a while :/
i heard they also have a meatless burger coming.. dunno where but ill bug my local(s) about it for fun. i really hate the idea of supporting a major food chain but hey if PETA says they treat thier chickens better than the next chain maybe there's somethin to it.
edit: removed my tyson comment for i was thinking of Sysco.. oops, nevermind

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...mcdonalds_dc_1
McDonald's to End Growth Antibiotic Use in Meat
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp. on Thursday told its meat suppliers to phase out growth-promoting antibiotics that are also used in human medicine, prompted by concerns that overuse could reduce the effectiveness of the drugs in people.

McDonald's, the largest fast-food chain in the world, uses more than 2.5 billion pounds of chicken, beef, and pork annually.

McDonald's said its new policy calls for the elimination of antibiotic drugs some producers have used to help animals grow faster. It sets standards for its direct suppliers and encourages indirect suppliers to take similar steps.

"We take seriously our obligation to understand the emerging science of antibiotic resistance," the company, based in Oak Brook, Illinois, said in a statement.

Two major U.S. meat producers that supply McDonald's, Tyson Foods Inc. and privately held agribusiness conglomerate Cargill Inc., were part of a coalition that created the policy, McDonald's said.

The policy comes amid heightened consumer awareness over the use of additives in food production, including a backlash against genetically modified crops.

McDonald's said its antibiotics policy for food animals was developed with help by Environmental Defense, an environmental advocacy organization, and Elanco Animal Health, an animal pharmaceutical company.

Also participating were Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital physician Thomas O'Brien of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and Oxford University animal welfare expert Marian Dawkins.
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Old Jun 20th, 2003, 01:11 PM       
Probably the first of many steps to follow in attempt to improve their greedy, health-unconscious image and increase sales that have been in decline for some time.
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Old Jun 20th, 2003, 01:17 PM       
Do you think their food will taste more like hamburger now that it's not made with hamburger but has "100% real hamburger flavoring"? Did you know that you can order a Burger King without the "flame broiled taste"? It's because it's a flavoring. I feel so violated!
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Old Jun 20th, 2003, 03:12 PM        McSteak Sandwich is People!
- Fuck McOutHouse, I'm sticking with real food!
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Old Jun 20th, 2003, 03:12 PM       
This is good to hear. For once a corporation is doing the right thing before they get sued.

However, I contest the notion that this will somehow hurt the "quality" of the burgers. They are low grade meat to my understanding, and they likewise contain soy protein anyway.
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Old Jun 21st, 2003, 12:05 AM       
I'm still a subway man.

By the way, anybody try buffalo? I give it my full recomondation.
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Old Jun 21st, 2003, 12:19 AM       
I couldn't give a shit what PETA thinks about anything, nevermind some dumb chickens.

And there's already McVeggie burger here in Canada. It looks and tastes like pure ass, and comes on a whole wheat bun so you shit your guts out even more after from the extra fibre.

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However, I contest the notion that this will somehow hurt the "quality" of the burgers.
That is true; McDonald's uses the lowest quality beef of all the fast food chains. Wendy's uses the highest, I think, followed by A&W's and BK (although I'm not sure how common A&W's is in the U.S.). The food is shit, but I still can't stop eating it...
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Old Jun 21st, 2003, 12:23 AM       


BEHOLD! THE MCALOO TIKKI BURGER!



THE PIZZA MCPUFF!!!!! I shit you not.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2003, 04:08 PM        The Best - Harvey's
- By the way, Chimp, where I'm from, survey after survey concludes that the Canadian-owned and unionized Harvey's is the most favoured large burger franchise with the public while McOutHouse is always dead last.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2003, 04:08 PM        The Best - Harvey's
- By the way, Chimp, where I'm from, survey after survey concludes that the Canadian-owned and unionized Harvey's is the most favoured large burger franchise with the public while McOutHouse is always dead last.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2003, 04:10 PM        The Best - Harvey's
- By the way, Chimp, where I'm from, survey after survey concludes that the Canadian-owned and unionized Harvey's is the most favoured large burger franchise with the public while McOutHouse is always dead last.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2003, 05:37 PM       
Burger king had a veggie burger... and, to be blunt, it was the WORST thing ever to be put on a menu at a fast food resturant.

Subway or bust for me, baby.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2003, 07:42 PM       
I wish they served these here in North America.

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Old Jun 22nd, 2003, 08:01 PM        WTF?
- Looks like its something from France, somekind of ham & cheese McMerde sandwich.
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Old Jun 22nd, 2003, 09:56 PM       
McDonald's staffing policy is reason enough not to support them.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2003, 12:33 PM       
tis true that most any 'fast food' place isnt really good for you, i'm just interested in who is better if i'm going to slum it for food once in a while..
i've Never heard anything good about bking, tacobell, kfc, or any others.. /shrug
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Old Jun 23rd, 2003, 12:48 PM        Unionized McOutHouse
- I agree, McOutHouse's staffing policy shouldn't be financially supported by those that still believe in dignity of work which includes a living wage. I don't know if the outlet is still in business, but it's worth noting that in the Canadian province Quebec staff at this particular outlet managed to be at one time the world's only unionized McOutHouse, something I'm sure that the McExecutroids at head office would rather other staff elsewhere be kept in McIngnorance.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2003, 12:51 PM       
If people don't like the wage that McDonald's pays, they need to prove why they should be paid more or they should get another job.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2003, 12:58 PM       
Fast food wages fill the need of senior citizens who don't want to earn enough money to affect their social security checks and those teenages who have no job skills but want to earn enough money for the car payment while mommy and daddy pay off the outrageous insurance rates to cover him/her. It's a social necessity, not a skilled labor, unionized job with benefits that you take on for life ... unless you're the manager who, for some reason, stuck around long enough to go to McCollege and ten years later is still in the same store wondering whatever happened to his dream of pursuing a degree in underwater basketweaving. Right, Vinth?
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Old Jun 23rd, 2003, 02:12 PM       
Even thought you are a complete and utter pussy, you are correct.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2003, 02:18 PM       
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You want me don't you?!
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Old Jun 24th, 2003, 01:20 PM       
Depends. Do you have real or fake tits?
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Depends. Do you have real or fake tits?
Not real but they are realistic ... they're made out of McSilicone and come with your choice of three different flavor lactates.
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