The fast food industry’s iron-clad grip on the human diet is a shocking and disheartening phenomenon. Despite animal rights campaigns and documentaries that expose the cruel, unsanitary and chemically-saturated process whereby fast food is produced, people around the world continue to clog the drive-through windows, begging for more.
Now, I won’t pretend that I am one of the sacred few whose lips have never touched a fast food burger or french fries. But I could probably count all the times this occurred in 2011 on one hand. “Everything in moderation” is a motto we seem to have forgotten, not just as Americans, but as a species.
Although Care2 often reports on the atrocities of the fast food industry, the infographic below contains some facts that came as a surprise to me (especially the bit that talks about what’s REALLY in those McGriddles).
Which one of these shocking statistics is news to you?
Infographic via: OnlineSchools.org
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