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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by poncho, Jan 11, 2013.
Am I going to die? I just ate 1/2 of one yesterday!!! Now, I may be sick.
I doubt it. But suddenly racoon doesn't sound all that bad now huh? :laugh:
Were I not aware of the disturbing facts about the content of the McRib Sandwich in particular and the fast food industry in general this would have been an eye opening video. America spend more money today eating away from home then they do in the Grocery stores, and I don,t have any figures but I suspect that the majority is spent in fast food restaurants. Could this be one of the major causes of obesity in the US?
Informative, I guess, but the guy would have more credibility if he didn't think Europe was a country.
I can't believe it has gone viral. No real information as to why it is bad for you. I don't like them and wouldn't buy one, but the picking apart of the sandwich, then showing it in the bin seems a silly way to try and make a point.
I watched it and all I heard was allegations. Nothing substantial.
Saying the same things over and over again without providing evidence and expressing contempt is not a rational argument. While the idea of eating various unsavory sounding parts of a pig may be unappealing, they're not going to hurt you. For instance, salami is ground and seasoned beef heart. Is he going to start a campaign against salami?
It reminds me of people who talk about fluoride being a poison, yet water suppliers put it in the drinking water. Both are statements are true, but fluoride is only hazardous at MUCH higher concentrations that what is found in a U.S. water system.
Our bodies have cyanide in them - it's required for us to be healthy - but high concentrations are dangerous.
It isn't? Well huh.
That doesn't seem to be the consensus around here. In my experience here more often than not those who demand the most evidence are the same ones who provide the least.
On the subject of fluoride. Did you know there are at least 50 reasons to oppose water fluoridation and basically only one to accept it?
You gave us the one basic reason to accept it. In essence you said . . ."the authorities put it in our drinking water so it must be safe."
In one sentence you talk about rational debate needing evidence but in the next you put forth your own opinion as if it alone were evidence enough. What is your opinion based on, evidence or faith in the authorities?
Maybe it's just me but your argument seems a bit irrational. Did you notice that I did provide evidence that fluoride in your drinking water may not be as "good for you" as the authorities have said over and over and over again, sometimes in a most contemptible manner?
The fact that a McRib is formed from pork parts to look like a ribbed rack is enought to keep me away from them.
But you can go for hundreds of miles around here and not be able to find a cup of coffee that wasn't brewed at a truckstop. We don't have Dunkin' Donuts on our highways, and McDonald's has good coffee. So I stop when I see them.
McDonald's charity work is an example for all corporations.
Also, we wouldn't have the olympics without them.
Why would you go to McDonald's for ribs anyway?
Believe it or not there are people out there who can't afford KC Masterpiece ribs.
Then it's time to take ribs off the family menu. Why anyone would expect to find edible food at McDonald's is beyond me.
Nutrition facts from McDonald's website
I agree families that crave ribs but can't afford the real thing are bad!
Why anyone would eat food from the super market is beyond me.
Most of McDonald's products are fat-laden and over-processed. The expectation to find anything else is just plain silly....cravings or not.
I still love the McRib!:thumbs:
They are supposed to be ribs????
I can but country ribs for under $2 a lb. and a jar of BBQ sauce for a dollar, thus feeding my family on ribs for less than 6 McRibs.
I do, too, once in a while.
I also love all those disgusting pig parts he mentioned and more!
How about some pickled pig's feet, chitlins, pig tails, ears, jowls, etc. Just like I love meats from other animals that aren't considered to be high enough on the hog, for people like him.
Around here, during hunting season, "high on the hog" hunters take the backstrip and hams. Toss the rest of the deer into a ditch along side the road to rot. Guess this fellow would be disgusted if his venision stew contained meat from the neck, shoulders and those ribs, too.
In the link he included in his article, there's an ingredient list with many items listed in bold print, supposely because their's something wrong with them. Yeast is one of them. I assume this fellow never eats anything other than flat bread. That he never drinks wine or consumes anything else produced through fermentation.
Another is "distilled vinegar" that's been highlighted several times. Folks, that's usually plain old white vinegar that most of you have in your pantry, too. Unless you prefer Eastern Carolina BBQ sauce chances are that's the vinegar you'll use for your homemade BBQ sauce. Perhaps for your salad dressing, too.
Tell me, just what is wrong with "molasses"? Guess this fellow never eats anything with brown sugar in the recipe.
What's wrong with cornmeal? It's sprinkled on the McRib bun. Very easy to see and know it's there. Just as it is with any speciality bread (including homemade). Often used to prevent the dough from sticking to the peal, pan, or oven floor. And, to add an element of texture to the crust. Guess this fellow never eats cornbread, hushpuppies, cornmeal crusted fried fish, and grits for sure.
Oh, before I forget.... Did he toss the diet Pepsi? From his comment, at order time, I'm reasonabily sure he drank it. Did he study the ingredients for that product? Especially those that make it "diet"?
Another one in bold -- Ascorbic Acid. Folks that's vitamin C! An ingredient that many doctors prescribe if their patients don't get enough of same in their diet. Yet, it's bad, if it's in a McRib. (Citric Acid is also in bold, BTW)
High Fructose Corn Syrup. I don't like the way this is included in so many products today. Many, many products once you start reading labels. I have to read them due to health issues within my family. However.... why single out 1 product, unless there's an agenda against a particular producer.
Did you notice the slam that he put on everyone who eats onions? These are season products, harvested in season and stored for use until the next crop. Too bad you're eating dirty old onions in mid-winter, if you grew them in your garden.
Beet powder. What's wrong with eating dehydrated beets?
In a foot note, the bold is said to represent "common GMO inGREEDients".
FWIW, I wish I could follow this fellow for a week and check on what he does eat. Unless he grows everything he eats and cooks it himself, chances are that he's eating many of the same ingredients he's railing against. Sure hope he doesn't take any vitamin supplements.
Finally, if he does organically grow everything bite he puts in his mouth, he will still be exposed to naturally occuring compounds, in soil and water, that when consumed in excess, can cause harm.
HIS behaviour was disgusting. While, not as healthy as we'd like, what he threw in the trash could have fed a hungry person. Guess he's never known real hunger. When hungry, chicken necks and gizzards can taste like a blessing from God.
OK - Watching it now with the McDonald's list of ingredients in another tab.
He says the french fries has high fructose corn syrup. Where did he get that from? The ingredients as listed are: Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid
pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to
preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
Can anyone point out the high fructose corn syrup??
Amen to that, we have that quite often. It is hard to imagine someone having such little respect for their body that they would infect it with any McDonalds product.