We’ve all heard rumors about the disgusting things McDonald’s puts into their food. From the pink slime to the mechanically separated meat, the fast food restaurant is finally admitting to what’s actually in their food, after mounting skepticism continues to rise.
To combat their critics, the fast food chain has launched a PR campaign called “Our food. Your Questions.” to give customers an unprecedented look at exactly how their food is made.
While the company denies they use “pink slime” in their burgers, there are some questionable other ingredients that will make you shake your head. For instance, the company admits to using the chemical additive azodicarbonamide in their buns, which is the same substance found in yoga mats.
But the company insists that adding rubber to the food is quite safe:
“There are varied uses for azodicarbonamide, including in some non-food products, such as yoga mats. As a result, some people have suggested our food contains rubber or plastic, or that the ingredient is unsafe. It’s simply not the case. Think of salt: the salt you use in your food at home is a variation of the salt you may use to de-ice your sidewalk. The same is true of ADA — it can be used in different ways.”
The company also admits to using dimethylpolysiloxane in their food, which is used as an anti-foaming agent in their McNugget frying oil.
Chief brand manager insists that customers should “not judge us before you know us.”
Anyone that’s watched “Super Size Me” knows the toll that this kind of “food” can have on your health. Just take a look around the next time you enter a McDonald’s, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
While they claim these yoga-mat buns are safe for consumption, I think I’ll stick with eating whole foods.