Sierra Magazine: Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

From 2015 onward, new posts will appear only here: http://www.sierraclub.org/greenlife


The Green Life: The Pros and Cons of Grease

« Escalators Saving Power | Main | Green Your Date -- Special Occasions »

August 06, 2008

The Pros and Cons of Grease

Burger_guy_istock_000006083997xsmal Are fast food chains the answer to high fuel prices or are they slowly killing us?

One the one hand . . . police officers in Manila will soon be getting more than a Big Mac fix at McDonalds. The Makati branch of the Philippine National Police is converting patrol cars to run on biodiesel. The revamped cars will use a combination of 60 percent diesel and 40 percent cooking oil. McDonalds is the first fast food chain to offer donations of used cooking oil.

On the other . . . a South Los Angeles community has placed a one year moratorium on new fast food establishments. The area is plagued by above-average rates of obesity and diabetes; community advocates hope the ban will attract restaurants with healthier food choices. A recent study by the county Department of Public Health found that South Los Angeles has the highest incidence of diabetes in the United States.

Sources:  Time, Los Angeles Times, Manila Standard Today, CBS News


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Pros and Cons of Grease:

User comments or postings reflect the opinions of the responsible contributor only, and do not reflect the viewpoint of the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting. The Sierra Club accepts no obligation to review every posting, but reserves the right (but not the obligation) to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate.

Up to Top

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...