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THE BRITISH pair of Trish Johnson and Alison Nicholas stayed in contention with sub-70 third rounds after the McDonald's LPGA Championship at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

Letter: Burger breezes

"SUMMER IN the suburbs, the smell of hot tarmac and fresh lawn clippings" - if only these were the smells ("A pram's eye view of Britain", Review, 13 June). Here in west Cambridge where McDonald's has taken over our local pub (no planning permission required), the smell of cooking burgers invades our "security, calm and order". Be warned, all you who live in pleasant surroundings on the edge of towns, McDonald's is fast moving in and the aroma it brings is, believe me, the ruination of the suburbs.

Letter: McCruelty that's hard to swallow

GIVEN THE propensity for McDonald's to attempt to conceal its activities by litigation, I can understand the muted tone of your feature "Everyone loves a McNasty" (4 April). What is not recorded is that McDonald's did not appeal against the judge's finding that most decent people about to bite into a Big Mac would find it troubling that the company had been "culpably responsible" for cruelty to laying hens, guilty of "cruel practice" in relation to broiler hens and guilty of cruelty to sows. Mr Justice Bell found that allegations of cruelty "in the rearing and slaughter of some of the animals that are used to produce [McDonald's food]" had been justified by the defendants and were "true in substance and in fact". Not everyone loves a "McNasty", or even a Big Mac.

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A DIET of McDonald's burgers may lead to the "very real risk" of heart disease, three Court of Appeal judges ruled yesterday.

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McLibel two in new court challenge

THE FAST food chain McDonald's, which spent about pounds 10m to win an uncollectable pounds 60,000 in the "McLibel" saga, is to throw thousands more into contesting an appeal by the activists in the case.

Fast-food giants plan opening spree

BURGER KING and US giant McDonald's yesterday unveiled plans to accelerate their expansion programmes in 1999.

Gummer unrepentant on feeding daughter a hamburger

THE FORMER minister who fed his six-year-old daughter a hamburger to promote a government line that "beef is safe" expressed no regret yesterday, saying that he was not then aware of any health risks from eating cattle offal.

Food for thought What is a meat analogue?

ALTHOUGH THEY sound pretty space-age, meat analogues are simply the substance behind Linda-burgers and other such meat-free foods. For those who do not consume meat and obtain all their protein from other sources, meat analogues are indispensable. They mimic the sensory qualities of meat, for example its flavour and texture. Two popular MOs are textured vegetable protein (TVP), aka soya mince, and myco-protein, aka Quorn. Two others, both soya-based, are tofu, made from soya "milk", and tempeh, a solid, flat, cake-like substance made from fermented soya beans.

Eco-terrorists declare war on Belgium's burger bars

AFTER an arson attack laid waste a branch of McDonald's in Antwerp recently, Belgian animal rights activists put out a statement ending with the following threat: "We don't sit still, action speaks louder than words!!"
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