reply to post by cushycrux
What you need to understand is that while people continue this penile fight of "I'm a vegetarian" and "I'm a meat eater" and continue throwing
egos and stupid studies and youtube videos from one place to another, people will never have a healthy diet.
It's people like you, people like the ones microwaving 4 years burgers and all sorts of crap, that takes away the good judgement of people. When you
start showing those studies about how meat is produced, people get disgusted, and they stop eating it, INSTEAD of demanding for QUALITY products, they
simply stop consuming, and the ones that don't care, continue to not caring, giving profit to those who produce things the wrong way. This happens
both in meat, vegetables, or any other kind of habit that is massive around the world.
I'm out of this discussion, because I don't live in a country where the food you eat is a fashion, and I live in a place where our habits are just
to keep us alive and healthy. I proudly live in a country that makes efforts to have healthy food on the table, with animals living in farms and not
in cages, with vegetables that come from controlled farms with green productions methods, and not soyabeans or other crap that is massively produce so
they can profit from a social fashion that has grown from nowhere and without need.
Especially americans, are only getting on their tables what they asked for. And blaming corporations like McDonald's is idiotic because what you eat,
is what you choose to eat, and things would never have gotten to this level if people would think before consuming.
I like McDonald's, but I also like to go to a small farm and buy my own vegetables, with dirt still on them. I like eating at McDonald's now and
then, but I also make a lot of my own meals, from fish, to vegetarian, to meat. I've a Mediterranean diet, and I've never experienced any better.
I'm not defending either side. I'm just pointing out that any massive habit in a large society has good and bad thing's. People take pride in some
habits, clamming them to be green, or more responsible, without knowing that anything that is sold to millions of people, HAS to be industrially
produced, and without control, any industry is bad. What people need to defend, is quality, not lifestyles, not special diets, not special habits.
And putting things in extreme perspectives, only makes it worst. Like people around here, saying that X food has Y chemicals and that if you put that
chemical on a steel bar it will melt and all that sorts of "knowledge" crap.
Too much of anything is bad for health, and americans just can't get their minds around the fact that everyone consumes in EXCESS in the US.
Even other cultural diets from across the world, when they try to sell food in the US, they have to adapt, make it trashier or similar to junk food,
so the average american will buy it.
Well, if people actually cared to THINK instead of just swallowing this propaganda crap (just because it's propaganda against corporations, doesn't
mean it's good) the world would be a healthier one.
If people stopped and thought about how they behave, and how they eat, instead of making food a moral card, we wouldn't have this sort of
Why is that in my country, people only buy meat that has a green label saying "produced under biological laws", that proves that the meat you're
buying, comes from a cow that lived in a green pasture with movement and a good diet? Because we actually care, and think before consuming, because
our parents and grandparents teach us that we need to be careful with what we eat.
And since we are in a McDonald's thread, let me tell you this:
Because we actually care about what goes into our systems (and not according to fashions), our McDonald's has nothing to do with US McDonald's.
Our burgers have time stamps on them, so you know when it was produced, and if it passes 5 minutes, you get a freshly cooked one. The meat tastes
good, and is nothing like the ones in the US or in many other countries.
McDonald's in my country sells soups, made in the hour, and you actually see them throwing away food that has passed the consumption time. It's a
bad thing, but that shows that half of the crap in this thread is a lie, at least in my country. If it happens in yours, it's because people let them
behave like that.
Anything wrong with your request, and they give you a new one, and it's not because they can afford it, it's because it wasn't until McDonald's
got the notion that they needed to give us quality food, that they started to have success in my country.
In my country, schools go to field trips to see how McDonalds farms treats animals, how they produce the meat and their products. They don't behave
like in the US, because we don't let them. If they step out of the line, they are punished and fined.
So, is McDonalds to blame, or the client? If the client doesn't demand for quality and eats all sorts of trash, its obvious that they will produce
trash... Why care, if you don't care for your own health? Why have loss of profit, when people simply don't care?
We cared, and we demanded for quality.
I hear all sorts of stories regarding McDonald's in the US about hygiene. To me, they are outrageous, because here, every employee is forced to use a
cap with net holding their hair. You have to wash your hands with special hygiene products every 5 or 10 minutes. The kitchen is cleaned at slower
hours, two, three, four times in a single day. You CAN ask to see the kitchen, and they are happy to show you how they work.
Same goes with the menus. Ours aren't the same as in the US. Our BIGGEST menu, is the size of your small/medium. They tried the mega for 1 or 2
months, but nobody would buy it. Why? Because for our culture, that was simply too much to eat, we know first hand, without the need for youtube
videos or any kind of study, that the amount they tried to sold to us, was too much, and bad for our health.
Even the freaking ketchup has quality standards. They can't produce it like in the US, with nearly rotten tomatoes, and then try to make it eatable.
Here they HAVE TO use fresh tomatoes grown on their own farms, and the farms are controlled by laws that force them to not even use harmful
pesticides, to the environment and to consumers health.
Yet, most people in the US need to see a cheeseburger live through 4 years to understand how bad it is. Ours? They are rotten within days.
Balance is the right diet. Not vegans, not vegeratians, not meat-eaters, not McDonald's fans, not people who eat pills or any other crap...
Good judgement is yet the best diet ever developed.