Ever wonder what makes up highly popular fast food, such as McDonald’s chicken nuggets or french fries? If the fast food giants recently launched ‘transparency campaign’ tells us anything, it’s that the public is increasingly demanding truth and change. But what McDonald’s ‘truth campaign’ isn’t telling us is that much of its food is lathered in questionable, health-compromising ingredients.
In the most recent transparency video from McDonald’s, Grant Imahara explains that there are 19 ingredients in America’s favorite fries, one of which is polydimethylsiloxane, which is used in the production of silly putty. This seemingly ‘essential’ french fry-Silly Putty ingredient has been making headlines, and I can tell you that it won’t be the last headline you see.
During his ‘investigation,’ he found that dimethylpolysiloxane is used in the making of McDonald’s fries along with a petrol-based chemical called tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ). While anyone might immediately suspect that these ingredients may pose a hazard (and you wouldn’t be wrong), Grant reassures viewers that these are both safe additives used for perfectly good reasons.
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Source: Michael Barrett, ‘The 19 Ingredients in McDonald’s Fries - Including a Form of Silicone Found in Silly Putty’, http://naturalsociety.com/19-ingredients-mcdonalds-fries-including-form-silicone-found-silly-putty/, posted 27 Jan. 2015, accessed 30 Jan. 2015
As we have said before, when Southerners begin to turn away from these wretched and harmful fake foods, we will know that we are going in a better direction (in a worldly sense, at least).