It’s difficult to imagine that artificially producing oily salty junk is a “step forward” for the fast-food industry. People would be far better off avoiding these places and making real food from raw ingredients. The reason that 86% of the US population is fat is precisely because far too many people waddle into McSlop and Kentucky Fried Cancer, stuff their bodies with junk that slowly kills them, and then waddle out to spend hours sitting on a sofa staring at a screen. Artificial nuggets are as relevant as inventing a “better” kind of cancer.

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