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Nutritional and Environmental Issues in Fast Food

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 February 1992



The fast food industry has become a focus of media criticism for its apparent lack of interest in environmental and nutritional issues. Demonstrates the scale of the industry′s response and provides an objective assessment of current initiatives which have been specifically designed to improve the image of fast food companies. The greatest momentum for change has inevitably been associated with the major American fast food chains which are introducing more environmentally‐friendly packaging, accessory‐recycling and lower fat products. In the process they are gaining a competitive advantage over smaller domestic fast food companies and this fact alone will ensure the introduction of more initiatives in the future. Care for the environment and for consumer health have consequently become high‐profile marketing concerns.



Price, S. and Lawson, J. (1992), "Nutritional and Environmental Issues in Fast Food", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 92 No. 2, pp. 4-10.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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