Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This is Frightful

From Yahoo News:

Vladimir Lenin, King Tut and the McDonald's Happy Meal: What do they all have in common? A shocking resistance to Mother Nature's cycle of decomposition and biodegradability, apparently.

That's the disturbing point brought home by the latest project of New York City-based artist and photographer Sally Davies, who bought a McDonald's Happy Meal back in April and left it out in her kitchen to see how well it would hold up over time.

The results? "The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock," Davies told the U.K. Daily Mail.

She proceeded to photograph the Happy Meal each week and posted the pictures to...record the results of her experiment. Now, just over six months later, the Happy Meal has yet to even grow mold. She told the Daily Mail that "the food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it."

Read this article in full before your next trip to McDonalds. 

Now, I am not anti-McDonald's, I ate there probably weekly growing up and I was quite thin. The company donates millions to good charities, and the Ronald McDonald House for sick children is a wonderful organization. They have every right to not just be in business, but to be wildly successful too. The food is cheap, and there are plenty of exceptional, loving, and intelligent parents who feed their kids McDonald's. However, this is just a public service announcement...do you know what you are putting in yours and your children's bodies? Shouldn't natural food spoil over a short time, especially without refrigeration? At least that's what I remember from Science class and studying Louis Pastuer in school.


Mawnie McCrae said...

I'm sorry, I just can't resist McDonalds fries...

Vegan Epicurean said...

Wow, that is beyond scary! Fresh food should rot, if it doesn't then it isn't really food. When did we start eating science projects rather than food in this country?

Great post!


Anonymous said...

Hey Terry,
I am not a McDonald's fan, but - can this be real? Not even any mold growing on the bun?

Terrence said...

Crazy I know...why no mold on the bun? I just reported the news on that one.

Carol said...

That is too scary for words. I'm not afraid to say that I AM against McDonalds. After watching Supersize me and McLibel to me they can almost be compared with drug pushers; worse, as a lot of their marketing is aimed at children.

Mawnie McCrae said...

The pictures are different...look at the fries not in the same position. I have found some dried up nasty fries under the seat of my car ( I have three kids)

Terrence said...

mo - maybe i should conduct the experiment myself!