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Five Loaves, Two Fishes and Six Chicken Nuggets by Barry Gibbons

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19. The defence speaks

I belong to an elite club. Membership consists of ex-Burger King CEOs. At the last count there were only 175,397 of us still alive.

As Club VP for External Relations, I have a responsibility. The fast-food industry has come under heavy mortar fire from a journalist by the name of Eric Schlosser in his book Fast Food Nation. We need a response.

In no particular order of priority, the industry stands accused of fuelling mass obesity, losing a better way of life, exploiting labour and consumers (particularly children in both camps), abusing power, being pathetically regulated, advancing new diseases, unfairly distributing wealth, and over-globalising the planet. After reading it I felt like Pol Pot.

What an absolute crock. ...

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