These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch

Posted: November 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

This might be a little unorthodox since I didn’t write one word of the article below, but knowing how much most of us love fast food, I wanted to share this article from the Huffington Post, “These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch.”  

There are many ways to wage WAR on a population. It seems one of the easiest ways to do it is to encourage people to wage war on themselves.

Bon Appétit!

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Taco Bell — which one are you craving today? It’s pretty likely that you have a favorite fast food chain and that you love many of the tasty options offered at these restaurants. It’s hard to miss them. As of 2012, there were 263,944 fast food restaurants in America with a combined revenue of well over $100 billion.

With a Gallup poll revealing that 8 in 10 Americans eat fast food at least monthly and half saying they eat it weekly, these companies know they have a good thing going. And with all the savvy marketing they do, it’s no wonder you’re itching for that Big Mac. But before you scarf one down, you might want to truly evaluate what’s going on with your fast food. Here are some truths that may make you wonder if you still want to go to there for lunch.

Look at this delicious egg sandwich from Subway:

subway

Too bad you’re eating a lot more than just eggs:

Subway Breakfast B.M.T.

David DiSalvo, a writer at Forbes, decided to really look into the eggs in popular fast food breakfast sandwiches. What he discovered was that their “eggs” are really a strange concoction that includes eggs and “premium egg blend.” Some things that are in this special blend include glycerin, a solvent found in soap and shaving cream, dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone that can also be found in Silly Putty, and calcium silicate, a sealant used on roofs and concrete. The age of just cracking an egg and cooking it has long since passed.

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Here’s what you get when you order McNuggets:.

mcnuggets

But this is what they may have looked like before:

chicken

“Mechanically-separated meat” is a mixture created when the bones and carcass of a leftover chicken are mixed together in a food processor. There’s been a lot of back and forth about what that lovely pinkish sludge actually looks like, but chef Jamie Oliver decided to create a chicken mixture, shown above, to show what it might theoretically look like. This slime is then molded into a nugget shape, breaded and fried. Reddit user “Dfunkatron,” who claimed to be a former McDonald’s employee, told a horrifying story about his workplace:

” […] I accidentally left a whole bag of about 100 chicken nuggets out on a counter for way too long. They melted. Into a pool of liquid. I never understood why. But they were completely indiscernible as being the nuggets i once knew.”

Here’s a Doritos Locos taco from Taco Bell:

taco

And this is what the meat looks like before it goes into that taco:

This meat-in-a-bag looks extremely appetizing … it sort of reminds us of gingerbread. Back in 2011, Taco Bell came under fire over claims that its meat was only 36 percent beef. While the controversy has been cleared up and we now know that Taco Bell is serving meat, there’s something weird about the fact that it gets delivered in plastic-wrapped sheets.

Mmm, here’s a yummy McRib:

mcrib

And this is how it was delivered to your McDonald’s:

Recently, the limited-time only McRib created headlines when a Reddit user shared what the McRib “patty” looks like frozen. Don’t worry, the “breaks” in the meat aren’t real bones.

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Maybe you’re trying to be healthy with a side salad:

salad

But unfortunately it may have some questionable chemicals in it…

Side Salad from Burger King

Unsurprisingly, most fast food restaurants don’t list the exact ingredients in their lettuce — you wouldn’t think they’d need to — but many places dust their salads with propylene glycol to keep the leaves crisp. While considered safe for consumption, propylene glycol can be found in antifreeze and sexual lubricants. Above, a picture of someone’s Burger King “side salad.” We can’t tell what’s on it, exactly, but it looks sad.

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You love the tomato-based sauces at your favorite chain restaurant…

meatballs

But the FDA is cool if that sauce has maggots and fly eggs in it…

Meatball spaghetti

On the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s reports on “Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement and Criminal Investigations,” the agency says it’s acceptable for sauces to contain “30 or more fly eggs per 100 grams” and “1 or more maggot per 100 grams.” At those levels, you probably wouldn’t notice, and if you did, it’s really just protein anyways. But still … yum.

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Here are America’s favorite fries:

fries

And here are those fries after aging for three years:

old fries
(Credit: Imgur/atopiary)

These McDonald’s and KFC fries were sealed in these jars in 2008, and the photo was taken in 2012. A little more than three years later and the McDonald’s fries show few signs of aging. Marion Nestle, chairwoman of NYU’s food studies program, told Salon that you can thank heavy servings of preservatives for that ageless quality. She said McDonald’s would have to use “a lot of sodium propionate to prevent bacterial or mold growth.” If only eating fries would keep you looking so young.

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  2. Reblogged this on Holistic Mind and Body and commented:
    Wow! What an eye opening post! This is very educational for the uninformed! Thanks for posting this.

  3. 月の繭 says:

    Monstrous.

  4. Reblogged this on InnerStanding Isness and commented:
    These Disturbing Fast Food Truths Will Make You Reconsider Your Lunch

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  6. Danny says:

    food industry, pharmaceutical industry and so called health industry (hospitals) are related to the demise and deleterious health and death of the masses.Follow the profits.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ Danny

      I agree that profits are a big motivator but I also believe that the we live under a system of WHITE supremacy, which by its very nature means those who are white will have “green supremacy” over those who are not

      because it’s built into the system. In a system of white supremacy money is NEVER the end goal, white domination over non-white people is always the goal.

      And if there are too many non-white people on the planet, and the white population is undergoing a fertility crisis (aka a “population explosion”),

      it is logical (to me) that making money is probably not the main agenda of the food/drug industry.

  7. Thank you baby jesus, I gave up that stuff about 15 years ago, though I still have a weakness for Chick-fil-a lemonade and please don’t tell me it’s made out of cow snot.

    Thank you NBP

  8. Timothy says:

    A have a thought in my mind. The white elites advance all of these unhealthy food choices in the populace. Yet, you will notice that the white elites have their own organic farms, their own seeds stored up, and massive health precautions in real life. The masses of the people are heavily restricted in receiving real, healthy foods. GMOs are everywhere and many of them aren’t labeled. Using food as a weapon to dominate non-white populations have been outlined in the NSM 200 document too.

  9. TTNYCRN says:

    As a health professional, I really thank you for this post TrojanPam.

    Ths post rings on a personal level for me, you and many other blacks because as we know, due to the high rates of racial segregation, many blacks living in the poverty inner city zones are more likely to be exposed to fast foods than others. This is why the disease rates(e.g. kidney failure, hypertension, diabetes, cancer,etc.) and death rate is higher among blacks than whites.

    This might be a hard question to answer TrojanPam? WHAT DO WE DO? I think I gave you an article where the blacks in Zimbawae were being given “help” but it was a white supremacist tool to limit the black population. Even the healthy foods are doomed and as we know, black farmers are routinely discriminated in the agriculture business meaning that whites easily control what we put into our bodies.

    What do we do?

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ TTNYCRN

      What do we do? That’s the million-dollar question. Diaryofanegress had some great blogs about being more self-sufficient, growing your own food, etc.

      Awareness is only part of the answer–there must be a willingness to change. Also, becoming more knowledgeable about white supremacy (and getting out of denial) makes it easier to see how food is being used as a lethal weapon against us.

      I don’t have any solutions but as always I stress KNOWLEDGE because that’s where all change starts.

      IF anyone out there has some suggestions, please share

  10. Lara says:

    You may find Habeus Mentem Abolitionist Art of interest in providing a big picture consciousness view to the issue of food, fast food, the food chain, the role of white supremacy in maintaining the ‘rule of man’ (as opposed to CommonSism rule of law — based upon carrying capacity and human nature science) Human Factory Farming breeding and consumption war slavery plantation food chain.

    Daniel Dennet: Consciousness Explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkaS5JWZ1hY
    Habeus Mentem Abolitionist Art: https://www.facebook.com/Habeus.Mentem/photos_albums
    CommonSism Guerrylla Law Theory: http://sqswans.weebly.com/guerrylla-law-theory.html

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