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05 March 2014 @ 09:21 pm
In which I am a cranky old cow  
Change.org started out as a brilliant idea, which has actually achieved some good results through its user-generated petitions. There are however two recent petitions that make me pretty annoyed, but wondering whether it's just me.

The first one is a petition to get McDonalds to offer a vegetarian choice. Why? If you are vegetarian why would you go to Maccas in the first place? Seriously, if you don't like the menu, go somewhere else.

The second one just leaves me shaking my head. Apparently the food colour used in M&Ms has been linked to ADHD and hyperactivity in kids, so the petition is asking the manufacturers of M&Ms to... change dyes? Leave them uncoloured? I'm not sure on that point. But I'm thinking there's a really simple solution there, which doesn't involve getting all activist-y on a social media platform.
Current Mood: crankycranky
ali15sonali15son on March 5th, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm not a vegetarian so going to maccy D's doesn't bother me but I could understand if someone was .. Its not top of the list for veggie burgers and m+ms exactly you just wouldn't buy them .. Its simple really .
miwahni: Dr Who Bananamiwahni on March 6th, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
I thought it was simple, too. If your kids are reacting badly to M&Ms - what's wrong with an apple or banana?