No, I'm not a food activist, but I have seen the commerical for the "KFC meal deal" and I consider the ad another ridiculous marketing ploy to convince Americans that fast food is wholesome and saves time and money. I could rant about this topic for hours, but what I'd like to point out is I pay about $28 a week for my CSA farm share which feeds two people more vegetables they can eat for a week. Its also sustainable and supports the local economy. Throw in some grains, even some meat and dairy, local and organic even, and you would have a cheaper, healthier and more sustainable meal than the processed food-like substances this ridiculous excuse-for-a-dining-establishment suggests. I know that cooking is my passion and I spend a lot of time dedicated to the task, however I really believe even a novice cook with proper planning, a little time and basic pantry staples could create many easy delicious meals.
Please check out How I beat KFC's 'family meal' challenge on grist.org, which is a new site to me but provdides "environmental news and commentary". I found the link today's Bitten Blog.