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If you value your health, you would be wise to avoid fast food restaurants at all costs.
Not only does the fast food diet promote high cholesterol, hypertension, heart attacks, obesity and diabetes; such foods are also laden with added chemicals, and virtually all animal based food comes from factory farms.
The latter issue is highlighted in a recent announcement that McDonald’s and Target will no longer purchase their eggs from Sparboe Farms.
The egg producer was recently ‘outed’ by an ABC News 20/20 investigation into potentially unhealthy conditions at their egg-laying facilities. The company has been cited for at least 13 violations of rules meant to prevent dangerous salmonella outbreaks.
I’ve previously discussed the many sad realities inherent with confined animal feeding operations (CAFO’s). Lack of sanitation is a pervasive problem, and food borne illnesses such as salmonella are primarily restricted to such operations. Ditto for animal abuse.
According to a recent report by ABC News:
“… The Mercy for Animals activist who went undercover to record the video inside Sparboe told ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross, “I saw workers do horrendous things to birds, they were thrown, grabbed by the neck, they’re slammed in and out of cages.”
Runkle said the video shows how health hazards can be linked to large scale, low-cost egg producers, so-called “factory farms.” … Sparboe executives told Ross the employees seen on the tape abusing the chickens were all fired.”
Unfortunately, most restaurant chains get their food from CAFO farms; be it eggs, beef, or chicken. This is in part what makes fast food so inferior, no matter what restaurant chain you’re frequenting.