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McNuggets?, Macabre.

In World News on April 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

You thought meat glue was gross? Miriam ventures further into the dark world of food industry.

An article in the Huffington Post by Dr. Joseph Mercola caught my attention recently. It was about McNuggets, the chicken-based fried food that caused a drunken woman to riot when denied her nugget fix last year. Those amused by irrational behavior can watch the surveillance video. It seems that those little fried chunks are addictive. Yet the ingredients listed on their packaging makes me want to head right out to the local farmer’s market, right now.

So what’s really in McNuggets? Although the McDonalds chain has thankfully taken mechanically separated chicken (a paste created out of bones and the scraps clinging to them) out of its kitchens since April of 2010 , the nuggets purportedly contain dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone and tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a highly toxic  chemical preservative.

But those chemicals are strong enough to make up only a small percentage of the ingredients. According to Dr. Mercola,

“Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other half includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients.”

And consider this: the label on your chicken nuggets may say “white meat,” but it may be dark meat denatured by being washed and…

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