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Friday July 23rd

Keep Wendy’s away from UNC, embrace local foods

TO THE EDITOR:

Concerning the possibility of opening a fast food restaurant on campus, I oppose. If this University is serious about promoting healthy living habits, how then can we stand by and allow administrators and food industry consultants to control our food choices? I know she has cute, freckled cheeks and a darling set of pigtails, but Wendy can stay away from the University. And Dave Thomas too, may he rest in peace.

I urge all students who care for themselves, this University, health insurance costs, and a myriad of other things interrelated to food choices on campus to stand up and be counted. The Fair, Local, and Organic Foods student group and others are no doubt in opposition, but others must make their voices heard. Call Chancellor Holden Thorp, e-mail the fire department, whatever. Go by Surplus Sids and pick up some pants. This is unacceptable.

As an alternative, the administrators in charge of this project should seek broad, deep input from all parties involved. Foot traffic and cheap calories be damned. We need real food. Now.


Tim Wander
UNC ’09

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