McDonald’s serves WHAT in London?! The outrageous double standard in fast food.

If you’ve ever been to the U.K., you might notice that the fast food restaurants over there are a little bit different, and slightly healthier than they are here. In the past, I wrote about how it’s a common practice for food companies (everyone from Betty Crocker to Pringles to Quaker Oats) to reformulate their products with safer ingredients overseas, while they continue to sell us inferior products with unhealthy ingredients here in the States. If you walk into any McDonald’s in the U.K. you’ll find organic milk available for children in their Happy Meals, and no chocolate milk.  Just think about that for a minute…

McDonald’s serves organic milk to children in the U.K.? But not here in the U.S.?

McDonald’s also serves organic milk with their porridge (oatmeal), coffee and tea! You’ll also find healthier items, like pineapple and carrot sticks that you won’t find at any McDonald’s in the U.S. – also without preservatives. Their fries aren’t cooked in oil that contains TBHQ (a derivative of butane) or the anti-foaming agent dimethylpolysiloxane (an ingredient in silly putty) like they are here. Isn’t it funny that the oil in the U.K. seems to work just fine without these ingredients?

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Worldwide Coverage of The Food Babe Army – Front Page of El Tiempo (Translated)

Something unexpected happened last week. El Tiempo, the main newspaper in Colombia, South America put our work on the front page of their newspaper. We got an influx of people joining us to fight for a better food system and lots of requests to translate the blog into Spanish (we are working on it!!!).
I shared the Spanish version of this article on Facebook last week, but many of you asked for the translated version, so here it is. I hope you enjoy the interview. It’s so nice to see mainstream news in the world spreading our message – this information was carried to several other South American countries too! So incredible!
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General Mills or Generally Toxic? After you see this product, I know which one you’ll choose.

Recently, I had a conversation with the regional head of a major grocery chain. As we entered the fruit snacks section, oddly and strategically located in the cereal aisle, he said to me “Vani, how does General Mills get away with this product? The label says “Strawberry Fruit By The Foot” but it doesn’t have any strawberries?!” 

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