Brazil Declares McDonald's-Only Diet A Crime

A McDonald’s worker in Brazil has been awarded $800 by a court, based on a claim that the company’s policy of offering staff a diet of the restaurant’s food was harmful to his health. The worker, Rafael Luiz, said the company should have given him a grocery allowance or coupons so he could buy his own food during the two years he worked there. The verdict hinged on a viewing of Morgan Spurlock’s “Supersize Me,” which apparently so disgusted the court that the judge may have been willing to write a check on the spot just to get Luiz’s lawyer to turn it off.

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McDonalds rapped in Brazil for burger-only staff lunches (AFP)