Sweetgreen CEO Shared COVID Meme About Banning Porn and Junk Food on Slack

Jonathan Neman at a conference.

Jonathan Neman, co-founder and CEO of Sweetgreen, at a conference in Beverly Hills, California, in 2019. (Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Jonathan Neman, co-founder and CEO of the salad maker Sweetgreen, issued a series of internal apologies to staff last week after publishing (and later deleting) a post on LinkedIn in which he placed blame for the severity of the COVID-19 crisis on overweight Americans and suggested the country should focus on fixing that “underlying problem” instead of the country’s broken healthcare system. 

But according to company Slack messages viewed by Motherboard, Neman has repeatedly pushed similar views

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COVID teaches valuable lessons for encouraging sustainable, healthy eating behaviour

COVID-19 has made the eating behaviour of certain groups in the Dutch population either healthier and more sustainable or the exact opposite. This came to light in a study by Wageningen University & Research for the ministry of agriculture, nature and food quality. The study explored the impact of the coronavirus on food selection behaviour in Dutch people during the pandemic. The majority of people exhibited similar patterns, but it was primarily the young, overweight, and vulnerable who changed how they ate.

The study examined 9 other Dutch studies and 23 European scientific articles on the coronavirus and eating behaviour

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Budapest residents drink spritzer by the Danube as COVID rules ease

Guests enjoy the sunny weather as they sit in front of a bistro after the Hungarian government allowed to reopen outdoor terraces, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Budapest, Hungary, April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Budapest residents and a few tourists flocked to cafes lining the River Danube on Saturday for a drink outside in the sun,

after the government decided that having vaccinated more than a third of the population it was time to lift some restrictions.

“We have been waiting for this moment when we can sit out again on a nice sunny day

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