01 Feb

Unhappy Meals: McDonald’s to Stop Using Pink Slime

Ammonium Hydroxide

Ammonium Hydroxide

McDonald’s announced last week that, as of last August, is has stopped using ammonium hydroxide in the production of its hamburgers. MSNBC reports that the chemical, used in fertilizers, household cleaners and even homemade explosives, was also used to prepare McDonalds’ hamburger meat. And while the announcement is making headlines, you may (or may not) want to know about some other unusual chemicals being used in the production of some of our most-popular foods:

The International Business Times lists some other questionable chemicals showing up in our foods: (more…)

11 Dec

2011 or 1911? Lowe’s, Bank of America, Bow to Bigots and Racist

The TLC reality TV show All-American Muslim chronicles the lives of a group of Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan. The show has been well-received for its fair and realistic portrayal of the Muslim American experience in the United States. Watch a trailer for the show here. But a reality TV show that lets Americans relate to the lives of Muslims in the United States is an offensive idea to those who want to demonize Islam. The Florida Family Association (FFA) launched a campaign earlier this year to get companies to pull their advertising from the program. FFA claims that 65 of the 67 companies targeted have done this, including home improvement giant Lowe’s and megabank Bank of America:
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The Florida Family Association, a Tampa Bay group, has led a campaign urging companies to pull ads on “All-American Muslim.” The FFA contends that 65 of 67 companies it has targeted have pulled their ads, including Bank of America, the Campbell Soup Co., Dell, Estee Lauder, General Motors, Goodyear, Green Mountain Coffee, McDonalds, Sears, and Wal-Mart.

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03 Jun

McDonalds European gay ad won’t be shown in USA

McDonald’s has released an ad in France welcoming gay people to their restaurants. The spot is titled “Come as you are,” and shows a young gay man eating in a McDonald’s with his father, who doesn’t know his son is gay.This ad is only for Europe don’t expect to see it here in USA. Does McDonalds in France have a anti gay history? Still unclear why they felt the need to air such an ad at all or is McDonald’s entering the realm of political debate when they had usually stayed away from? if so why not air it in USA?

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