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McDonald's Would Need To Change Its Entire Menu to Meet New Goal, Experts Say

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Steven John of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 6: Last week, McDonald's announced it will be cutting back on greenhouse emissions at all its global stores in order to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions by the year 2050. And while the pledge is in line with what other major companies have promised to accomplish in order to minimize their climate change impact, experts are crying foul and expressing skepticism about whether McDonald's is actually capable of reaching this goal.According to EcoWatch, the Center for Biological Diversity, a science-reliant nonprofit that works on protecting endangered animal species, issued a statement criticizing the chain. "This is another stunt in a long line of greenwashing trends from McDonald's. Net zero is not a climate solution, it's an accounting trick," their statement read. "The company's beef footprint alone produces more than 22 million metric tons of greenhouse gases annually.""If McDonald's changed its menu immediately it would make a big difference," Center for Biological Diversity's Jennifer Molidor said: "But waiting until 2050 is insufficient to avoid climate catastrophe. We don't have 30 more years to get this right."So what would McDonald's have to do in the here and now to actually make a difference in the fight against climate change? In a nutshell, it would need to severely alter its menu and its message.For more, don't miss theĀ 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet to Avoid.Read the full article at Eat This, Not That!

McDonald's Would Need To Change Its Entire Menu to Meet New Goal, Experts Say

Last week, McDonald's announced it will be cutting back on greenhouse emissions at all its global stores in order to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions by the year 2050. And while the pledge is in line with what other major companies have promised to accomplish in order to minimize their climate change impact, experts are crying foul and expressing skepticism about whether McDonald's is actually capable of reaching this goal.

According to EcoWatch, the Center for Biological Diversity, a science-reliant nonprofit that works on protecting endangered animal species, issued a statement criticizing the chain. "This is another stunt in a long line of greenwashing trends from McDonald's. Net zero is not a climate solution, it's an accounting trick," their statement read. "The company's beef footprint alone produces more than 22 million metric tons of greenhouse gases annually."

"If McDonald's changed its menu immediately it would make a big difference," Center for Biological Diversity's Jennifer Molidor said: "But waiting until 2050 is insufficient to avoid climate catastrophe. We don't have 30 more years to get this right."

So what would McDonald's have to do in the here and now to actually make a difference in the fight against climate change? In a nutshell, it would need to severely alter its menu and its message.

For more, don't miss theĀ 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet to Avoid.

Read the full article at Eat This, Not That!

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