Despite popular opinion, fast-food companies can potentially do more to improve the country’s health than a strict push toward wholesome or non-processed foods, The Atlantic’s David Freedman reports, noting that "when it comes to food and obesity, technology—or at least food-processing technology—is widely treated as if it is the problem." On average, Americans get 11 percent of their total calories from fast food — and it’s probably higher in some neighborhoods — giving the industry, which has taken small steps toward introducing healthier items, a role in changing the way people eat for the better.

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