There has been a lot of discussion about the negative impact fast food has on our weight, and now there’s even more bad news. For more than one reason, it’s time to consider cutting out McDonald’s french fries entirely. The quality of product, the way in which they are made and also; why would you want to support a company like McDonald’s? All key things to consider, wait to see what Michael Pollan is going to share below.
Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, is an author, activist and journalist. Most of his researches are focused on the industrial food chain. He constantly explains how cooking your own food can be one of the easiest and most important thing people can do to improve their health, support communities, fix the modern food system and most important, learn how not to depend on large corporations. Michael Pollan is a world famous food activist.
In the video below you can see his illustration of McDonald’s insisting on the use of Russet Burbank Potatoes, a kind of unusually long and difficult to grow potatoes, cultivated in America. The company insists that these potatoes have no blemishes, which is hard to believe, because this kind usually suffers from Net Necrosis, which causes spots and blemishes on the potatoes.
If the potatoes for sale have these markings, McDonald’s won’t buy them, and the only way to eliminate this problem is through the use of a pesticide called methamidophos (Monitor) “that is so toxic that the farmers who grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside and into their fields for five days after they spray.”
In the harvesting process, McDonald’s put the potatoes in atmospheric controlled sheds, with the size of a football stadium, because they are not edible for at least six weeks. “They have to off gas the chemicals potatoes contain.”
Watch the video for further information, and it will probably give you hard time eating another McDonald’s meal, which is not such a bad thing.
The number of people diagnosed with cancer constantly grows, and every single study conducted recently shows how pesticides, GMOs and many other foods we buy are actually dangerous. So, you better wake up and accept these facts, since it is time for a better choice and healthier life.
Fast food chains are similar to drugs. Their effect is extremely addictive and harmful. These large corporations should most certainly be shut down, and this video is another on the list of evidence giving all the reasons.