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How Nasty Are McDonalds Fries?

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posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 01:28 PM
I'm never going to get that four minutes of my life back.

Also that was stupid. In a land of the elderly being forced in some cases to resort to eating PET FOOD which is MUCH WORSE than McDonalds, a meal in under four bucks in this day and age is something to behold.

Also, I don't give a damn what happens in your jars dude in the video. MY stomach breaks down mcdonalds food quite well, and weirdly enough i'm not fat.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 01:40 PM

Originally posted by DJMessiah
What would cause "potatoes" to keep from growing fungus or be broken down by bacteria? If a chemical/preservative is that strong, think of what it will do once its in your body.

It's called "salt". You may have heard of it.

This "experiment" is the very definition of pseudo-science.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 01:41 PM
Fascinating, and gross at the same time. I can't imagine what that smelled like in there! Haven't you ever dropped one of those fries in your car, and cleaned it a month later to still find it perfect! Great Video. Now, stick them all outside and see what the ants/animals/flies take care of, and what remains.

Reminds me of this:

Stages of Decomposition

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 01:45 PM

Originally posted by neformore
It doesn't prove anything at all, other than people have far too much time on their hands.

Yeah, far too much time. About three minutes of taping, and about a minute to add in the text in the video, about a minute to save the video, then about a minute to upload the video to YouTube.

About six minutes of work. Whew. Yeah. Far too much time on their hands.

Is that the default response when people don't agree with something? Really, get a new response.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:10 PM
Thankfully I saw the McDonald's documentary entitled "Supersize Me"
in 2004 where the particpants almost died (literally) from a 30 day
diet of McDonald's food.

My entire family watched this short documentary and quit eating at
McDonalds. My wife and I lost weight, our kid's grades improved
and we all feel so much better. It's just a matter of time before an
official link between insidious diseases and McDonald's food is made.
When that happens, the class action lawsuits will make the smoker
lawsuits look like chump change by comparison.

As an FYI..we rented a car in Hawaii that had not been cleaned
by Enterprise properly. There were roaches inside the sticky
McDonald's drink cups, but none on the pieces of hamburgers and
french fries that the previous renters left on the floor. If roaches
steer clear of the cancer causing carcinogens... well..

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:10 PM

Originally posted by Quasar

Reminds me of this:

Stages of Decomposition


But apply some salt and remove the moisture from that piggie and what do you get?

Delicious ham.

Now that's good eatin'.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:19 PM

Originally posted by xstealth
reply to post by Souljah

It just doesn't bother me, they taste good.

The acids in our stomach is what does the work anyway, this experiment is crap.

The acids in our stomach can break down just about anything but it doesn't mean it is good for you. They can break down large doses of narcotics but it doesn't go well with the rest of the body. You shouldn't be using that as your line of defense.

Natural food decomposes, and fast. If it doesn't decompose in a natural amount of time, then there is something seriously wrong with it.
Look at what is bad for the environment, stuff that doesn't decompose. Plastic, styrofoam, metals, toxic chemcials, etc.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:20 PM

Originally posted by IAttackPeople
It's called "salt". You may have heard of it.

So if I were to pour salt on say a baked potato, and let it sit, it wouldn't grow any fungus? What about on bread, in milk, or even home made fries?

Do me a favor. Go to McDonalds and buy fries without salt and let it stand in a jar. I can guarantee you that it will give the same results as the video.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:29 PM

Originally posted by MacDonagh
Just to say that I work in McDonalds, and I find the experiment grossly unfair. My tummy isn't a glass jar last time I checked, and mcdonalds food moldes like everything else. Did anyone notice that the normal burger, and normal fries or chips turned black and they had to throw them out cause they smelled so bad? Yup, I'm sure that's way healthier then the mcdonalds food.

The fries I concede are probebly the most unhealthiest food I've ever encountered though. Just don't eat them, or anything that contains bacon.

[edit on 4/9/07 by MacDonagh]

Are you serious?

I also know from working at mcdonalds that there are times that they have had to bring in environmental clean up crews to some mcdonalds because the grease traps underneath the restaurant wouldn't decay and got so rancid it was an environmental hazard. Uhoh, the Mcd police are going to come and get me.

You are saying that because normal food breaks down fast that there is something wrong with it compared to mcdonalds?That's pretty funny. I really hope you are joking?

Just because you think it is all passing out the other end, doesn't mean it all is. All you see is what goes in your mouth and what leaves, and not what happens in between. Fact is, that stuff could be sitting in your system for days, weeks, or years. It is amazing how many chronic fast food eaters I see who are always sick and depressed. But it couldn't possibly be their diet.They love their fast food so much that they won't accept it is bad. Food that doesn't decay in a respectable amount of time just can't be good for you.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:57 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

I agree. Food without any preservatives will decay quicker, because they're more natural. These fries contain chemicals and what the ingredient info describes as "natural flavoring." Preservatives used in foods are known to travel into the bloodstream and through out the body. Some are known to cause cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.

One other food that is notorious for using these types of chemicals is milk.

Milk, for example, used to only have the shelf life of a few days. Now it has a shelf life of a couple of weeks, and the shelf life is growing. Why? because they're adding more chemicals to it and taking out more milk from it.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 02:58 PM

Originally posted by DJMessiah
Do me a favor. Go to McDonalds and buy fries without salt and let it stand in a jar. I can guarantee you that it will give the same results as the video.

Sorry. I have better taste than to step foot in a McDonalds. You do it. Not that it will mean anything if you did.

Did you know that McD's also applies citric acid to their fries? So, combine salt, citric acid, and a low moisture content and you have an environment hostile to life. The things dry-out before anything has a chance to take hold. Just like dehydrated food.

It's pretty simple, really.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 03:08 PM
I eat Mickey D's a couple times a month, because sometimes I have a craving for a big mac and fries with a coke. Tastes fine to me at the time, but I pay for it later.

Ever let a twinkie sit out?

As for fresh burgers and freshly cut fries, there is NOTHING IN THE WORLD that tastes better than that. I grilled some up last night and they were so much better than fast food. But thats why its called fast food, we added spices to the fresh ground beef, used charcoal, and fresh veggies, mayo and ketchup.

I'm sure if I left that out over night I wouldn't even feed it to the dog.

OR I can go to mcd's, forget about it in my car, and then just microwave it, then take a bite and decide if it goes to the dog or not.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 03:10 PM
I saw this movie and really liked it but the man has NO scientific backround. If he really believes that fries take 6 or 7 months to breakdown he's a nutjob. Try leaving a salad the way he did for 6 months of course its gonna look like it just came out of a cow.

I will still eat there just because it tastes good and I am athletic enough that it doesn't affect me at all.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 03:13 PM
How nasty is McDonalds Ice Cream?

Quick story, it's too much information but kind of funny in a toilet humor bile sort of way and it's true.

I was about to hop on a plane to DC from Chicago and was hanging out at the airport bored. I ordered some ice cream at a McDonalds to help kill a few minutes. When I ordered the whole staff laughed, which made me suspicious and then she gave me the tallest ice cream I've ever seen, looked like a glowing torch of vanilla ice cream.

I quickly licked it up and was a about to get on the plane when my stomach let out a light growl. I ignored it and got on the plane anyway. I sit down, old lady next to me starts small talk, the little bit of stress of talking to a stranger combined with the previous stomach growling makes my stomach get progressively worse. I start having bad stomach cramps. I then decide I need to go get off the plane for some immodium or I'm going to die.

I ask the stewardess if I can go buy some immodium and come back since the plane hadn't completely boarded yet. She said no, and that I needed to take my seat. I sit back down, old lady keeps talking, "Where are you from etc....", meanwhile I'm sweating like crazy and she doesn't catch the obvious body language of 'I'm dieing here, no small talk please, need to focus!!!) Stomach pains getting worse, like needles that comes in waves, I finally get up and tell the stewardness I'm going to die if I don't get immodium or off the plane. They just locked the door, she gives me some 'ginger ale' apparently the cure for everything and say go sit down and you can't get up until the 'seatbelt' sign is turned off.

I sit down, the tiniest bit of stress is magnified with the raptors fighting and growling in my stomach. I'm having hateful thoughts of ronald Mcdonald and starting to sweat and feel like I"m either going to crap my pants or die of pain. The lady on the other side of the isle notices my pain and starts laughing (she will be going to hell!). After the stressful take off, where I nearly shart myself, the plane takes off. At that point it's me versus the seat belt sign. I'm using all of my meditation zen techniques to calm my stomach and become one with the seatbelt sign.

The sign in my mind is a living entity that will tell me when I can run to the bathroom. At some point I realize my rectum does not have the patience for the seatbelt sign so I have to make a decision. Do I admit to the world I am an unattractive loser who is about to crap himself or do I just crap myself? I decide to tell the plane in hopes of scoring some immodium or pepto. I literally said very loudly to anyone within ten rows, "Excuse me, does anyone have any immodium or pepto, my stomach is killing me". Of course old lady and laughing helliun don't help, luckily old sleeping man in the back is awoken by daughter who hears my cry for help and he happens to have a alcaselzer for stomachs, which I immediately take and count the seconds until it kicks in. Finally the seat belt sign tells me to it's okay to run full speed to the back of the plan, tear my pants off and drop bombs like Viet Nam. Just like the scene in the movie dumb and dumber that's I what I did, an thank god the bathroom wasn't near any seats or I would have gotten my ass kicked once I got off the plane.

The next day, I have blood in my stool and immediately sent McDonalds customer service an email with my saga asking for an explanation of what the hell happened. The owner of the O'Here airport McDies calls my cell within a day (which is actually quite impressive) asking me if there is anything he can do. I said, I just want to know what is in your ice cream that would cause someone to bleed from the backdoor? He didn't have an answer and only offered me a free coupon for ice cream, which I told him don't bother, I try to avoid things that make you poop blood.

If someone who got burns from coffee managed to sue them, I wonder what I could have done!!!

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 03:21 PM
LOL funny story, i feal your pain though that sucks. I probably wouldve said you know what lady just get me fries.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 03:42 PM
On the topic of McDonald's food, there has been instances of their chicken nuggets containing entire chicken heads.

Chicken Head

I also have a cousin who's boyfriend got Food Poisoning twice from there.
I also haven't eaten at McDonalds for at least 3 years!

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 03:56 PM
Ok thats bad I havent eaten chikcen nuggets since I was 7. I threw up after actually while eating them at my grandparents house.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 04:10 PM
I personally think Wendy's is much better than McDonalds. I know Wendy's uses salt and other preservatives like that too, and their food isn't healthy either, but it just seems more fresh and clean than McDonalds.

Burger King really isn't even on the radar as far as I'm concerned. They should just give up.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 04:46 PM
reply to post by NovusOrdoMundi

Wendy's always has been better than McDonalds, and I don't know what Burger King you might be going to but the last one I visited was delicious.

Animals have rights, and those rights are to be delicious and filling.

posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 05:36 PM
I'll admit upfront that I didn't watch the video. Such things make me sick. Sorry, so I won't get into the method used in the video. I'll just say that what could be going on, other than salt, with the increased shelf life of the fries is that they are from genetic modified potatoes. Here you can read about transgenic plants. I wouldn't be surprised if the meat used in McD's burgers are GMO as well. Don't hold me to that, just taking a guess. Anyway, just offering up an alternative reason why the fries lasted as long as they did.

Transgenic plants

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