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McDonald's Corp., which has been criticized for marketing calorie- and fat-laden food to children, said on Wednesday it is partnering with leading biomedical scientists to fund research and programs aimed at preventing childhood obesity.

The world's biggest fast-food company is donating $2 million to the La Jolla, California-based Scripps Institute, the first time it has ever directly funded scientific research, said President and Chief Operating Officer Ralph Alvarez.

Anyone have thoughts on corporate sponsorships/donations? :/

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