San Francisco issues fatwa on Happy Meals


The US elections last night brought many changes to America, but few so surprising as a new San Francisco law that will require fast food meals to meet certain nutritional guidelines before they can be packaged with toys and marketed to children. A veritable fatwa on Happy Meals!

My colleague Rob Beschizza did some photoshopping—I mean, investigation, and shares the image above, which more clearly explains the danger they represent.

I give CafePress maybe, say, 24 hours before someone whips up FREE THE HAPPY MEAL t-shirts. Hey, I'm all for kale, and I would never feed my kid this stuff. But I wonder if laws like this (and the trans-fat prohibition movement) are the best way to address obesity and the disease-causing nature of crap food? Your thoughts welcome in the comments.