Can Fast Food Fight Obesity?

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In recent years, McDonald’s and other fast food chains have created and emphasized some of their healthier menu choices in their marketing.

Fast food has its fair share of critics who say that the processed foods served by chain restaurants are responsible for the obesity epidemic in this country.

But in this month’s cover issue for The Atlantic, David Freedman has a response to these critics: Fast food is actually the key to reducing obesity. Freedman argues that by putting our focus on fresh, organic products, we’re missing out on an opportunity to make low-calorie food more widely available.