January 11, 2013
Earlier this week I detailed in a report how McDonald’s McRib not only contains a host of GMO ingredients and toxic substances, but an ingredient used to make foamed plastic items that is actually banned in Australia, Europe, and Singapore. In fact, Singapore law dictates that even using the chemical (azodicarbonamide) as a food additive can lead to a $450,000 fine and up to 15 years imprisonment.
This article has now gone viral with five digit social media share counts across the board, bringing out McDonald’s fans and serious ‘McRib hunters’ to say that the McRib is actually completely healthy and that I should experience it for myself. Of course I already know how dangerous the McRib is to the human body by examining the ingredients that make up the franken sandwich, however I decided to go to McDonald’s myself and purchase a McRib. As the video details, I wanted to take a look inside the McRib to see what McRib hunters and McDonald’s fans were feeding themselves and their families.
Breast Implant Filler Chemical,
What I discovered was that the McRib, the ‘rib’ of which contains 70 different ingredients which include a harsh array of fillers and additives, was of course not fit for human consumption. Many health agencies even say that many ingredients used in McDonald’s food are not even fit for consumption within cat food. McDonald’s salads contain what’s known as propylene glycol, a chemical which is not even legal to use in cat food due to the lack of proven safety. Propylene glycol is also used ”as the killing and preserving agent in pitfall traps, usually used to capture ground beetles.”
McDonald’s meal items also contain ingredients used in things like breast implant filler liquid. As strange as it sounds, McDonald’s food also contains dimethylpolysiloxane, a type of silicone that’s used an an ‘anti-foaming’ agent for the McNuggets.
The same ingredient was ruled to be unsafe to use in breast implants as a filler due to health concerns.
Meanwhile, this food is sold at extremely low costs to families worldwide, many who are struggling financially and looking for a cheap meal. In the video I use humor to make a point, but the reason I created this video is to highlight how damaging this food is, especially to those who purchase it on a routine basis. If you are struggling financially, it is not impossible to procure high quality organic foods in bulk for super low prices. One couple even did so on $40 worth of food stamps per week in the documentary Food Stamped.
For tips on buying organic without spending too much, I encourage you to read 10 Healthy Yet Cheap Organic Foods and to explore your local Farmers Market in order to seek out inexpensive foods in your area. At the end of the day, it does not save to buy McDonald’s as multiple health consequences will follow. From an increase risk of cancer and heart disease to diabetes, eating McDonald’s is never worth the minor financial incentive.
This post originally appeared at Natural Society
This article was posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:45 am