Friday, March 19, 2010

Is a McHappy Meal McHealthy?

In March, 2009, I wrote a blog about a fellow who went to an unnamed burger chain and bought 10 hamburgers. Then he used the patties to draw a huge reproduction of the Mona Lisa in burger grease. Now there is another revolting reason not to eat fast-food burgers.

McHappy meal bought fresh one year ago. Photo courtesy: Joann Brusco.

Author and blogger, Joann Brusco, decided to conduct a little experiment, document the results and write a blog about it. She chose the iconic Happy Meal as the subject of her research.

She bought a Happy Meal, took it out of the bag; and, placed it on a shelf in her home office. Then she waited.

McHappy meal after one year sitting on a shelf. Photo courtesy: Joann Brusco.

This is that same Happy Meal one year later. She makes note of the fact that she lives in a very dry area; and, that may be responsible for the wavy appearance of the bun. Other than that, the meal looks almost edible.

Joann Brusco says:
My Happy Meal is one year old today and it looks pretty good. It NEVER smelled bad. The food did NOT decompose. It did NOT get moldy, at all.

This is pretty horrendous stuff. Food should decompose, go moldy and smell bad when it is left out in the open for one year.

Does this even fall into the category of real food? I have to wonder about the nutritional content of this "food" (and I use the term loosely).

I wouldn't allow my dog to eat this - why should our children!

1 comment:

ECOfaith CYBERcommunity said...

i hate McDonald's, KFC, 7-Eleven, Subway and all retail food empires. No wonder obesity and diabetes is rampant in the 'developed' world. Most of our Federal politicians have just today (Aug 18) shown they are supporters of torture of cattle. See unbelievable cruelty videos on Do what i do. i took the example of Indian religions Hare Krishna, Ananda Marga, Sai Baba. Don't eat eggs. Try as much as possible.
Once, a busy Melbourne McDeaths was closed for a day because someone jammed the toilet!! That made me chuckle for weeks.