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McDonalds admits on FDA labeling that chemicals in their food cause cancer and reproductive problems

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:05 PM

I was forwarded this picture via text and found it on google as well. Acrylamide is a chemical that seems to not only be found in McDonalds food and other fast food restaurants but also in many other types of foods as listed below from a statistical study done as far back as 2002! This link is straight from the FDAs website.....

I havent eaten fast food in almost 2 years and i feel 100 times better than i ever have in my i know why! Your feedback is appreciated and if this has been posted already i apologize because i did a search and didnt find anyting directly related.

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:09 PM
Can you provide a picture that is not hosted on Facebook please?
Not everyone uses it and you really should not be posting personal info here anyways

Thank you.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:10 PM
reply to post by greeneyedleo

Sorry i found one on google and posted that instead.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:12 PM

They should shut down all McDonalds but then 45% of the population would be jobless.

plus people would have to learn how to cook.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:13 PM
Starbucks has the same warning about that same ingredient. Most likely it is real common and everywhere. Going outside and breating air mixed with car pollution isn't probably cancer free either.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:16 PM
I am impressed at the human body's ability to resist becoming a tumor farm, really.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:33 PM
I stopped eating McDonald's about 10 years ago when I found a band-aid on my Egg McMuffin. I immediately called the store I bought it from (drive through), and told them what I had found. The manager on the phone replied with "Oh your're the one". I took all the food back, and they offered me so much free food it was ridiculous. I of course told them I just wanted my money back, as I will never eat there again.

You know, I should have sued. I probably could be sitting pretty right now with the lady that burned herself on the hot coffee from McDonald's!

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:43 PM
Yeah, they tell me cigarettes are bad for me.
My great aunt smoked 2-3 packs a day until she was 86 or so.
I pray I do not live that long.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 06:51 PM
I have worked in the catering equipment repair trade for over 20 years now, McD's, Burger King, HJ's to name but a few.

You really dont want to know why I personally do not EVER eat takeaway food.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 07:51 PM
Well that's obviously a picture from California, they mandate that stuff is on the label - which is a good thing. But the problem is, acrylamide is always produced in everything that you make at home, if you cook at over 250 degrees. So you're never going to escape it unless you cook low and slow.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 09:10 PM
reply to post by mungodave

Aw c'mon, spill...anything to discourage giving $$ to those poisoners ! I'm in the mood to be grossed out

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by againuntodust

Yeah this was sort of a "duh" for me as well. I recall hearing about the cooking issues years ago (mid 90's is when I first heard of it).

Not that I am saying go eat McDonald's, I don't even eat there, but this is no surprise and not the fault of McDonald's. Though I am sure the anti McDonald's people will be eating this up.


posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 09:47 PM
if you bbq and char your food in the slightest you are creating the same chemical. bbq is known to cause cancer as well. This is sensationalism.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 09:52 PM
if you look through the list mc donalds is just one of many and there are others that are worse. potato chips. frozen french fries. cereal.

i stay away from chips (especially the flavored ones!) and most fast food. i'll get a bean burrito if i'm in a desperate hunger situation.

don't eat processed food. or at least keep it to a minimum.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:55 PM

1. What is acrylamide?
Acrylamide is a chemical that is used to make polyacrylamide materials. Polyacrylamide is used in the treatment of drinking-water and waste water where it is used to remove particles and other impurities (see Question 15). It is also used to make glues, paper and cosmetics. Polyacrylamide materials contain very small amounts of acrylamide.

Acrylamide is also used in the construction of dam foundations and tunnels, and appears to be produced in some foods prepared at high temperatures.

2. What is the problem?
Acrylamide is known to cause cancer in animals. Also, certain doses of acrylamide are toxic to the nervous system of both animals and humans.

In April 2002 the Swedish National Food Authority reported the presence of elevated levels of acrylamide in certain types of food processed at high temperatures. Since then, acrylamide has been found in a range of cooked and heat-processed foods in other countries, including The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Yup, stay away from fast and processed food.

posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 03:25 PM
C'mon, what are you afraid of? We're all going to die! Too much of any and everything is bad for you.

Look into the levels of arsenic in our water, not just what you drink but the water that is also in our stock animals (which then stores in those animasl), our grains our everything. That's the scary thing!


posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 03:30 PM
The label specifically says...

"Acrylamide is not added to our foods, but is created when potatoes and certain other foods are browned."

Not defending McDonalds... Their food is garbage by nutritional standards (and others).... However it would seem Acrylamide is a natural byproduct when potatoes and certain other foods are browned...

The same could be said when you rice fresh potatoes at home and turn them into hash browns on the stove. This seems to be an all encompassing scenario and not solely the responsibility of McDonalds..

posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:47 PM
I have always found Mcdonalds horrible but I eat it regularly as I am fat and can't be bothered eating good stuff.

I like the clowns and the positive attitude of most of the stores staff.

No one calls me a FUF when I visit Mcdonalds, I fit in ....just(the doorway at least).

Go maccas.

posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 09:56 AM
Do they put labels on water also.


""All people who have been in car accidents in the past 3 days have drank water""

[study provided by Congressionally approved government grant funding]

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