the McDonalds Corporation has donated $2 million dollars to fund obesity research. Nichola Groom of Reuters reports:As odd and as contradictory as it may seem, apparently
The world's biggest fast-food company is donating $2 million to the La Jolla, California-based Scripps Institute, the first time it has ever directly funded scientific research, said President and Chief Operating Officer Ralph Alvarez.
"Everything that we keep on seeing is the whole issue of childhood obesity and the early onset of Type 2 diabetes has grown exponentially," Alvarez said in an interview on Tuesday. "We felt we needed to get greater education in this area."