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McDonald's Scraps Worldwide Composting Program Because Food Won't Decompose: Grist Exclusive


First Posted: 06/01/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:00 PM ET

McDonald's announced this morning that it is scrapping plans for a worldwide composting initiative, Grist reported. Their decision to halt the program came after scientists at the University of California-Berkeley discovered that nothing on the McDonald's menu was compostable.

Grist also reported that you've just been APRIL FOOLED, SUCKAS.

While Grist's prank is all in good fun, there's still a thread of truth in it-- last month, nutritionist Joann Bruso revealed that she'd kept a Happy Meal on her shelf for one year, only to find that it hadn't decomposed in that all that time.

Read the full, marvelous prank at Grist.org.

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