September 27, 2013

Hoping to Goose Sales

1 McDonald’s Adding Healthy Menu Options

Hard on the heels of Burger King's unveiling of its new reduced-fat-and-calories french fries, dubbed Satisfries, comes McDonald's announcement that it will begin augmenting its menus to reflect consumers' appetite for healthier food choices. Vegetables, fruit and side salads will be offered as substitutes for french fries in its value meals, and children's Happy Meals will include water, milk or fruit juice in place of soft drinks. The Happy Meals packages will also carry images promoting healthy eating and "fun nutrition." McDonald's hopes to reinvigorate its anemic sales numbers and attract health-conscious customers, but not overnight: the changes will begin in the U.S. and other markets globally over the next three years and be fully in place worldwide by 2020.

More at Cbsnews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Burger King, Healthy Fast Food, McDonald's, McDonald's Menu Changes, Satisfries, Changes in Fast Food

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AKA "Krokodil"

2 Flesh-Rotting Street Drug Shows Up in US

“Krokodil,” a heroin-like opiate made from OTC codeine-based headache pills that are mixed with alcohol, iodine, gasoline or paint thinner, have shown up in the US for the first time. When injected, the drug, chemically called desomorphine, causes the user’s tissues to turn green and scaly. Sores, abscesses and blood poisoning may also occur. Krokodil became popular in Russia, having first appeared in 2002. According to a Time Magazine investigation, it swept the country in the past 3 years and is “the most horrible drug in the world.” Users are susceptible to HIV, hepatitis C and gangrene and amputations are common. Average life expectancy among Krokodil addicts in Russia is 2 to 3 years. Officials are “extremely frightened” at having seen the first two cases of the drug in the US.

More at USAToday.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Pain-Med Opiates Kill 15,000 Users Yearly

Tags: Addiction, Drug Addiction, Time Magazine, Street Drug, Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Gangrene, Russian Street Drug

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