McDonalds and Antibiotics

We all know that fast food is not good for us and there are many reasons. Lots of times that we need to decide to make an eating decision there are a few things that this decision will come down to.

Speed of food is one of those reasons.

Fast food is admittedly very fast to get and to eat.

Well besides the fact that a burger and fries are devoid of almost any nutrients and really high in some bad bad fats. The really long term dangerous fact is that hamburger meat tends to be pumped full of steroids and antibiotics.

This is unlikely to change anytime soon, or is it?

The easiest and most effective way to put pressure on any large company is by pressuring the executive group financially.

Shareholder Pressure on McDonalds

mcdonaldsThis seems to have happened with McDonalds according to a Reuters article today

A McDonald’s Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.

The move from the Congregation of Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, comes amid growing concern from public health experts that the overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria dubbed “superbugs.”

The sisters withdrew a similar shareholder resolution shortly after McDonald’s USA announced in March that within two years it would phase out chicken produced with antibiotics important to human health.

A&W and A Healthy Fast Food Stance

What do you think? Will McDonalds ever make changes? I know there is a chance as here in Canada (maybe in the US as well?) A&W is actively advertising that their hamburgers are made healthy and with no drugs and this I am hoping will make a difference in making that type of branding more popular and to makes us all have a choice to make some good fast food decisions

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