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Philippines: Fast Food and Health

Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes talks about a consumer group in the US suing a fast food chain for using oil with trans fatty acids that might cause coronary heart diseases. The blogger, concerned about health issues observes the popularity of the same chain in Philippines and says “As they say around here, “masarap kumain ang Pilipino.” Period. I'm sorry to foreign readers if I can't quite capture the exact meaning of that phrase in English, but it roughly says that Filipinos love to eat. Their eyes and tongues cannot discern the difference between good fat and bad fat. The argument is always — is it delicious or not?”

2 comments

  • deneba

    The philippines is over populated. The unhealthy fast food businesses can actually help in curbing the population by bringing about sickness and cardiac illnesses, leading to a more balanced society.

  • Ariane Galang

    @deneba Dude, be careful with your words next time. Such a shame.

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