Monday, December 12, 2011

Is Fast Food Chicken Really Chicken?

According to an article in Organic Authority it takes approximately 39 ingredients to make the McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Here's what the site has to say about Chicken McNuggets,
"...chicken only accounts for about 50% of a Chicken McNugget. The other 50% includes a large percentage of corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and other completely synthetic ingredients, meaning that parts of the nugget do not come from a field or farm at all. They come from a petroleum plant. Hungry?

Scariest perhaps is the fact that this recipe is a new and improved, “healthier” Chicken McNugget launched in 2003 after a federal judge called the deep-fried poultry bites “a McFrankenstein creation of various elements not utilized by the home cook.” Also terrifying is the fact that these McFrankenuggets are overwhelmingly marketed to children who love their fun shapes and kid-friendly size.

While McDonald’s is of course the poster child for fast food ire, if you look at the nutritional information for chicken at any fast food restaurant, the ingredient list will be dozens of items longer than the egg, flour, chicken and oil recipe you might use at home."
Perhaps McDonalds should label it's food with more accurate descriptive names like 'McNuggets', or 'McMystery Nuggets' instead of Chicken McNuggets. Click here to learn more about what else is in fast food chicken.

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