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Wednesday, March 3, 2004
11:19 - That's unpossible!
http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=497311

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Here are some French nutritionists who are about to get run out of town on a rail:

The Big Mac, epitome of American culture and the junk food revolution, receives an unexpected thumbs up from two leading French nutritionists in a "good food guide" to supermarkets and fast food restaurants published today.

The relative fat-to-protein contents of a Big Mac is considerably healthier than classic French snacks such as quiche lorraine and better than many other sandwiches or fast foods on the market, the authors say.

"Strangely enough, the products which are the most demonised are not necessarily the worst," say Jean-Michel Cohen and Patrick SÚrog who analysed 5,000 forms of food readily available to consumers in French shops, supermarkets and restaurants.

What? That cannot be! Next you're gonna tell me that shopping at Wal-Mart with millions of products at historically unprecedented low prices can be construed as superior to spending all weekend running from one downtown mom-and-pop shop to another, or that a modern large middle class has certain advantages over a feudal peasantry, or that indoor plumbing isn't necessarily as bad as an outhouse in a freezing backyard, or that being able to e-mail or fly anywhere in the world on a moment's notice is better than spending your whole 30-year life no more than five miles from your home village.

Get outta here, ya agitator!


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