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Plummeting sales show Americans are basically over McDonald’s

Plummeting sales show Americans are basically over McDonald’s

McDonald's recently reported that their same-store sales (at stores open at least 13 months) fell a whopping 4.6% month-on-month. That's coming on the heels of a brutal fall in sales overall since early

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USDA Approves Genetically Modified “Innate Potato”

USDA Approves Genetically Modified “Innate Potato”

Last week, the USDA approved a genetically engineered potato, known as the Innate Potato. Created and trademarked by Simplot, the new potato "has 40% less bruise" than regular potatoes and doesn't turn

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McDonald’s Japan Launches Tofu McNuggets Amid Chinese Chicken Scandal

McDonald’s Japan Launches Tofu McNuggets Amid Chinese Chicken Scandal

It was only a few days ago that McDonald's Japan announced they were no longer going to import meat from China after the rotten meat scandal, and now they've gone one better. The fast food chain will be

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McDonald’s Japan Shuns Chinese Chicken Amidst Tainted Meat Scandal

McDonald’s Japan Shuns Chinese Chicken Amidst Tainted Meat Scandal

China’s meat industry was recently dealt another blow as McDonald’s Japan announced plans to stop importing Chinese chicken for sale in its restaurants. According to The Guardian, the decision is a

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McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks Pulled Into Chinese Rotten Meat Scandal

McDonalds, KFC and Starbucks Pulled Into Chinese Rotten Meat Scandal

The latest Chinese meat scandal is spreading, with reports confirming that Chinese McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and Starbucks outlets all purchased meat products originally sourced from Shanghai Husi Food

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McDonald’s to Add Lab-Grown ‘Chicken’ McNuggets to its Menu

McDonald’s to Add Lab-Grown ‘Chicken’ McNuggets to its Menu

McDonald's just announced it will be the first fast food restaurant in the United States to add lab-grown meat to its menu. Following the success of Sergey Brin's lab-grown burger experiment in London

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Cantilevered Green Shield Protects McDonalds’ Customers from Adjacent Fuel Station

Cantilevered Green Shield Protects McDonalds’ Customers from Adjacent Fuel Station

The monolithic three story fast food joint and fuel station seem oddly out of place in what appears to be a rather run down area of the city, even if it is emerging as a new urban center. Stranger still

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Singapore McDonalds Unveils a Green Roof Designed to Sustain Local Wildlife

Singapore McDonalds Unveils a Green Roof Designed to Sustain Local Wildlife

The crowning feature of this particular McDonalds is the lush green roof that provides an all-natural aesthetic, and camouflages the building amongst the naturally occurring vegetation on its outskirts.

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‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

Kids are back in school - and so is the ground beef filler known as “pink slime.” Last year, thousands of U.S. schools rushed to stop feeding their students the ammonia-treated lean beef product. But

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Economists Debate Whether the McDonald’s Hamburger is the Most Nutritious and Inexpensive Food in Human History

Economists Debate Whether the McDonald’s Hamburger is the Most Nutritious and Inexpensive Food in Human History

Fast food offers a cheap and calorie-rich option to fill your stomach, but can it be considered the "most bountiful food" of all time? The Freakonomics authors and radio broadcasters are asking just that

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McDonalds to Open All-Vegetarian Location in India

McDonalds to Open All-Vegetarian Location in India

A Big Mac may be the international sign for McDonald's, but not in India. The fast-food giant will open its very first all-vegetarian location in the South-Asian country next year, as part of a move to

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Yuken Teruya Transforms a McDonald’s Bag into a Delicate Tree

Yuken Teruya Transforms a McDonald’s Bag into a Delicate Tree

Teruya’s additions to the group show transform McDonald’s bags from both London and New York. Each piece is aptly entitled “Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like,” which is a direct reference to

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Former McDonald’s CEO Opens a Sustainable and Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant to Rival the Giant

Former McDonald’s CEO Opens a Sustainable and Healthy Fast-Food Restaurant to Rival the Giant

Mike Roberts, former president and CEO of fast-food chain McDonald's, has co-founded Lyfe Kitchen, a restaurant that aims to "do healthy food on a fast-food scale." In the wake of the documentary Super

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McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France

McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France

  French industrial designer Patrick Norguet has designed a new reusable coffee cup that McDonald’s restaurants in France will soon give out for free to customers. Norguet has already worked

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McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

Mad Men style is running rampant this season and fast food uniforms are apparently no exception. McDonald's U.K. unveiled a new line of eco-friendly uniforms that will make you feel like you're dining

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McDonald’s to Require That Pork Suppliers Phase Out Cruel Caging Practices

McDonald’s to Require That Pork Suppliers Phase Out Cruel Caging Practices

McDonald's announced today that they'll be partnering with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to require all of their pork suppliers to phase out gestation pens in their facilities. Gestation

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New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

This new McDonald’s ad that appeared on the side of the road in California has more staying power than any regular billboard because it's actually illegal to remove.  The sign is actually the result of

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McDonald’s No Longer Selling “Pink Slime” Beef Treated With Ammonia

McDonald’s No Longer Selling “Pink Slime” Beef Treated With Ammonia

McDonald's and other fast food chains have quietly announced that they will stop selling "Pink Slime" beef - a form of second-grade meat that is treated with a nasty ammonia process to eliminate bacteria.

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Students Help McDonald’s, Target, Dunkin’ Donuts, Others Save $650 Million on Energy Costs

Students Help McDonald’s, Target, Dunkin’ Donuts, Others Save $650 Million on Energy Costs

Monumental news this morning - the Environmental Defense Fund's 2011 Climate Corps fellows have identified a whopping $650 million in energy savings for companies like McDonald's, Target and others across

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Researchers Discover Way to Make French Fries Without Cancerous Chemical

Researchers Discover Way to Make French Fries Without Cancerous Chemical

No one eats french fries because they're healthy, but did you know that they contain a cancer-causing chemical called acrylamide? The product naturally forms during the cooking of french fries, potato

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IS IT GREEN?: McDonald’s

IS IT GREEN?: McDonald’s

McDonald's is a fast food chain rife with contradictions. The restaurant ships in food from all over the world on carbon-intensive planes and trucks, while simultaneously installing electric vehicle

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