Russia: McDonalds A “Foreign Agent”

Posted: November 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

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If citizens in the USA were valued over corporations (as they once were) we would have more appropriate consumer protection and truth in advertising by law. At times foreign countries refuse American foods and products on the grounds that they are unhealthy. Russia considering labeling McDonalds as a “foreign agent” is could be another such case. Although, from a cynical point of view, this may just be an intimidation ploy to get more money from the corporation.

On Friday, a Russian politician proposed labeling American fast food chains like McDonald’s and KFC as foreign agents because of marketing materials deemed manipulative or misleading.

“The food sold by American fast food restaurants, according to some studies, negatively affects the body and human health,” Boris Chernyshov, a Moscow lawmaker in the federal Russian Assembly, said to RBC. “In advertising, a positive image of consumption of these products is presented.”

“The first step is to…

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  1. The ONLY things that are in fast food such as what McDonalds sells and all the other fast food joints are ‘foreign agents’ No one knows what that mess really is! Or if they do, we more than likely couldn’t pronounce the ‘agents’ that are in those ‘foods’. There is not a thing in the world ‘healthy’ about ANY of the fast food found in America’s restaurants. There’s barely anything healthy found in the grocery stores either.

    So, it would certainly NOT be a stretch for Russia to label McDonalds, a ‘foreign agent’. Not to mention that it always seems to be other countries that care more about what goes into its citizens bodies than what’s at the helm of this lopsided, sinking barge called America.

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