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” could be another such case. Although, from a cynical point of view, this may just be an intimidation ploy by Russian officials 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 recognize the advertising of American fast food by the messages of foreign agents and to introduce the appropriate marking,” he said. “The second step will be the legislative initiative to include American fast food networks in the appropriate registry.”
The State Duma deputy also added that the increased popularity of American fast food chains are contributing to the decline of the nation’s cuisine, Newsweek reported.
Has your cuisine declined? Decline fast food and it may re-incline. If only fast food could be healthy, organic, nutrient dense, free of toxic chemicals, sustainably grown, ethically packaged …