I’ve been seeing this photo of a warning sign at Mc Donald’s floating around the internet for the last few days and it’s starting to make me angry. Earlier this week someone posted it on former The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michael’s Facebook Wall, which currently has nearly 5,000 comments, 10,000 likes and 13,000 shares. Whoa.
This warning is in reference to California’s Proposition 65, which you can read more about here. It was basically created to warn Californians of chemicals known to cause cancer. Here’s the thing; the common reaction I keep seeing to this sign is “OMG, McDonald’s food is crap. Don’t eat this food or feed it to your kids.” While that is a valid reaction to McDonald’s food for other reasons, it should not be due to this warning. As a matter of fact, if you’re going to stop eating McDonald’s food because of this warning, you should also skip anything that has been browned and probably go ahead and adopt a raw diet too. Continue reading