Living near lots of fast-food outlets doesn't automatically encourage weight gain in your neighbourhood, but coupled with a lack of exercise facilities, it just might.
Diners eat at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York, New York.
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According to a new study, there's a big gap between how much we think we spend on eating out and how much we're actually spending.
Around the world, McDonald’s is known for its staunch and well-resourced attempt to remain 'union free'.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says he drinks five Cokes a day.
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There's an assumption that the poor eat more unhealthy fast food because it's relatively cheap, leading some governments to try limit their access. Two researchers tested that assumption.
Do you know how much salt is in your food?
Evidence suggests that most Americans wildly underestimate the amount of sodium in their food.
So-called ‘healthier’ fast food chains are misleading consumers with claims their foods are lower in salt, sugar and fat than their traditional fast food counterparts.
With the "eating-to-go" habit here to stay, healthier fast food chains have an important role to play in ensuring healthy food options are available.
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A global movement of low-wage workers is improving conditions for fast food employees and others in the U.S. and around the world. A Dartmouth labor historian examines the movement's origins.
Two very popular – and seemingly contradictory – food trends are gripping Australia at the same time. Ultra healthy and extravagantly indulgent eateries are actually fulfilling the same elite-driven desire for food that's creative, hand-made and rare.
Poor neighbourhoods have more takeaway outlets.
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It's not easy to make good food choices when there's a takeaway on every corner.
A diet like this isn’t particularly good for your waistline – or the planet.
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Climate change will make it harder to eat healthily.
Blue skies: McDonald’s earnings have rebounded.
McDonald's has been on a rollercoaster ride over the last year but its growth in sales shows what the company is doing right.
Whenever we talk about refraining from things, it is bound up with piety and martyrdom. A different approach could help realign us with the planet.
People queue outside the first KFC restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar, which opened last month.
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By bidding the price of unhealthy food down, fast food marketers are normalising everyday consumption.
Not so golden?
Fast food giant McDonald's has been feeling the impact of reduced sales, but a look at the broader sector shows unhealthy food is still going strong.
Ronald thanks his staff with a $1 raise.
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The fast-food chain's surprise decision to lift its workers' wages stems from a mix of morality, economics and politics.
Do warehouse stories contribute to the obesity epidemic?
How people respond to changing economic incentives appears to explain a lot of the upward trend in weight.
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Last month Burger King took soft drinks off of their kids' menu. But will making low-fat milk and apple juice the new default options change how kids eat?
Many don’t have a happy meal.
David Cameron has told company bosses that firms should give their staff a pay rise. Certainly a raise in wages would be long overdue. The small average wage increase over the past year or so (1.8% between…
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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a report on the role of pizza in American diets. Researcher Donna Rhodes and colleagues in USDA’s agricultural research department found that an…