It's Official: McDonald's Exploits Children
LONDON, JUNE 19: The judge in the McLibel case, which pitted two penniless London activists against the $28 billion/year McDonald's junk food corporation, ruled that McDonald's had been defamed by some of the allegations in the London Greenpeace "What's wrong with McDonald's?" factsheet. He also ruled that several of the most biting criticisms McDonald's complained about had been proved to be true.
The judge ruled that McDonald's:
* causes cruelty to animals,
* untruthfully promotes its food as nutritious,
* pays low wages,
* exploits children by using their susceptibility to advertising to persuade them to pressure their parents.
For details, including the judge's summary of his verdict, link here to the McSpotlight website.