Thu, 24 Apr
° °
  • Firstline - TV3 New Zealand

    Firstline

    Weekdays 6am

  • 3 News - TV3 New Zealand

    3 News

    Nightly 6PM

  • Campbell Live - TV3 New Zealand

    Campbell Live

    Weekdays 7.00pm

  • Three 60 - TV3 New Zealand

    Three 60

    Sundays 9.30am

  • 3rd Degree - TV3 New Zealand

    3rd Degree

    WEDNESDAYS 8.30PM

  • The Paul Henry Show - TV3 New Zealand

    The Paul Henry Show

    Weekdays 10.30pm

  • The Nation - TV3 New Zealand

    The Nation

    Sat 9:30am / Sun 10am

Global recession sees increase in fast-food consumption

Saturday 28 Feb 2009 12:00a.m.

Global recession sees increase in fast-food consumption

The global recession is proving a boon to fast food giants, as more and more people choose cheap and easy meal options.

The trend has also sparked health fears and more evidence of the link between diet and cancer, highlighting a risk from low-cost food high in salt, sugar and fat.

In Britain, McDonald's just had its best year ever, while KFC's profits rose 14 percent.

Following an American trend, fast-food giants have promised healthier options. But what is most popular is still a burger and fries or a bucket of chicken.

With one-in-four adults and nearly one-in-five children dangerously overweight, Britain is quickly catching up to the US.

CBS News

 
comments powered by Disqus