In the fifties we never dreamed food would be replaced with manufactured “parts,” then too, we never knew that GMO – genetically engineered food would be promising to make more food available and subsequently make food more scarce. Sure we had processed foods but there was enough of the original peanut in Skippy, or cheese in Cheese Whiz, or cake in Twinkies to keep us satisfied until we sat down to a real meat and potatoes dinner.
I received an email today from a great friend and she’s bursting to get this news out to everyone. I agreed and she promised to let me help her build a blog this coming week so you’ll be able to get current information and warnings about what you’re eating out. Here’s what she sent me.
Fast Food…??? Yuk
I was just about to go to Google and this popped up on my screen
I think the MSN site…
Not that I eat this “S…” and I’m sure your family doesn’t…. no wonder obesity is becoming a plague of the young, not so young and old. And illness of all kinds
is on the rise. How did people become so ignorant???
What a world.. I’m glad I have friends like you and some others in my life that “know” what’s really going out there in the science labs ..known as the
world… at large.
Otherwise.. I would think I am going crazy…
Bye Have a great day!!!
What’s Really in Your Food?
Learn the truth about these four fast-food favorites.
By David Zinczenko & Matt Goulding, Men’s Health
Ever wonder what’s actually in a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget? Turns out, the “chicken” alone contains seven ingredients. And that’s before you even get to the breading. Sadly, many of our favorite foods (especially fast foods) weren’t merely crafted in kitchens, they were also designed and perfected in labs. We uncovered the ugly truth when doing research for Eat This, Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide. What we found wasn’t pretty—or appetizing. Before you mindlessly chew your way through another value meal, take these mini-mysteries (conveniently solved below) into account. Sometimes the truth is tough to swallow.
What’s in a Chicken McNugget?
You’d think that a breaded lump of chicken would be pretty simple. Mostly, it would contain bread and chicken. But the McNugget and its peers at other fast-food restaurants are much more complicated creatures than that. The “meat” in the McNugget alone contains seven ingredients, some of which are made up of yet more ingredients. (Nope, it’s not just chicken. It’s also such nonchicken-related stuff as water, wheat starch, dextrose, safflower oil, and sodium phosphates.) The “meat” also contains something called “autolyzed yeast extract.” Then add another 20 ingredients that make up the breading, and you have the industrial chemical—we mean, fast-food meal—called the McNugget. Still, McDonald’s is practically all-natural compared to Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets, with 30 ingredients, and Burger King Chicken Fries, with a whopping 35 ingredients.