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Kentucky Fried Chicken

Tuesday, June 13, 2006
So over at CNN I found this news article: "Suit: KFC is finger-lickin' bad for you". Huh?

Apparently a group is suing Kentucky Fried Chicken because their food is unhealthy and they either want KFC to change the recipe or notify customers before every transaction how bad the food is for you.
[KFC] recklessly puts its customers at risk of a Kentucky Fried Coronary.

Okay, NEWS FLASH. It's Kentucky Fried Chicken. Besides the fact that Kentucky is NOT the healthiest state in the union, it's fried chicken. (Notice the bold, italics, and the underline?) I don't go to KFC because I'm looking for something high in fiber, iron, and calcium... I go (very rarely, of course) because it's delightfully tasty.

But let's all put personal responsibility aside and place the burden on KFC to make healthier food. After all, in our controlled economy with no fast-food competition it's only fair to demand it, right? It's not like we could just eat anywhere else...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously why do people continue to file these idiotic lawsuits to supposedly "protect" consumers well being? Do they think we are all a bunch of non-thinking, lifeless bots unable to decide what is or isn't healthy? Seems like somebody did this recently to Burger King, the guy was eating double whoppers every day for several years and ballooned to like 500 lbs. Anybody with half a brain knows KFC is not health food. What's next.. too much caffeine being served up by Starbucks? Unreal.....

5:43 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Julien Chambers said...

More to the point... why on earth do the courts even agree to listen to these idiotic lawsuits in the first place. It seems to me that the court's time would be better spent on things that actually matter. I don't need a warning on my cup of coffee saying the beverage I'm about to enjoy is extremely hot... of course it's extremely hot... If I wanted cold coffee I would have ordered and iced mocha.

Grrrr.... Hulk MAD!!!!

9:28 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Birthright Knowing said...

The problem lies in not educating children when they are young about nutrition AND our nutrition education needs to be untouchable by USDA who is presently calling the shots. Consequently we get told three servings of milk a day are good for you (dairy lobbiest), whole grain wheat is good for you in large quantities (wheat growers), genetically modified foods are not dangerous (Monsanto) meat is essential (cattle lobbiest)--all part of the USDA . All this BS is taught to our future "nutritionist."

Organic, raw, local. Nothing is better. Water is the real problem though. Without clean water, none of the plant or animal food we grow is good for us.

12:44 PM, June 14, 2006  

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