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Bitter-Sweet Pill for McDonalds

With the UK population battling to combat ever increasing levels of salt and sugar intake in their foods, the fact that McDonalds have just disclosed that some of their products contain nearly four times more salt and sugar than they did 30 years ago is perhaps a shocking statistic. Growing problems with obesity have put a massive strain upon the NHS and productivity figures, as employees experience health-related problems associated with being over-weight. This article from Sky News is excellent for highlighting the impact of negative externalities and illustrating how businesses have a social responsibility towards their customers. [Click image to read full article].

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