Did you all hear about the new Burger King commercial controversy? The fast food giant sought our remote global locations and offered villagers a taste test between the Whopper and BigMac. These people have never even seen a hamburger before! It’s bad enough that major fast food players are setting up shop in modernized cities the world over, but now we have to corrupt the rural natives with poor nutrition? It’s just sad in my opinion.
In related news, as the economy continues to decline, a small number of businesses are still experiencing a boost in sales. Which ones? McDonald’s and WalMart of course! McDonald’s has seen up to 10% increases in business worldwide in the recent months and WalMart has seen a boost of nearly 4%. I suppose I should be grateful that people losing their jobs have a cheap source of necessities (and by necessity I mean it’ll keep them alive in the short term), but instead I just feel guilty that pure, natural foods cost much more and are less available to people with low income.
I had a long discussion this past weekend with Grumpator and her husband about the state of nutrition in today’s society and as the debate ran in circles we concluded that there is no easy answer to the dilemma. What’s your suggestion?