While McDonald's intentions may be admirable, it's going to take a lot more than a bunch of drought-tolerant plants to convince us that we are buying a product from a company that's really interested in sustainable food production.
McDonald's seems to be trying to re-position itself with changes in the menu and ads featuring what could only be imagined as cultured, urban, hip women getting together to eat a healthy meal at the restaurant. But it won't work.
I cheered when I learned of First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative, Let's Move, aimed at the mounting epidemic of childhood obesity. It's a breakthrough for government to address obesity's systemic causes.
Ninety percent of all the 'lifestyle diseases' (stroke, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, some cancers) that plague us are preventable if we just take a minute and think about what we put in our mouths.