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The walls here at the Slashfood offices are hung with a number of flat-screen TV's, all broadcasting various news channels 24 hours a day. As of late, many of those screens are filled with painful images of oil-coated wildlife and a spewing brown plume that never sleeps. It's fair to say this sad event is weighing heavily on our collective minds, which is why this astute article from The Atlantic caught our attention: Writer Hank Cardello draws clever parallels between BP's mishandling of the oil disaster with another national nightmare -- obesity.
If executives take away his three lessons, maybe something good will come out of this nightmare after all.