by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
October 17, 2010
It's always entertaining when the mainstream media "discovers"
something they think is new even though the natural health community
has been talking about for years.
The New York Times, for example,
recently ran a story entitled
When Drugs Cause Problems They Are
Supposed to Prevent.
been covering the same topic for years, reporting on how,
The latest "new" discovery by the mainstream media is that
McDonald's Happy Meal hamburgers and fries won't decompose, even if
you leave them out for six months.
This story has been picked up by
CNN, the Washington Post and many other MSM outlets which appear
startled that junk food from fast food chains won't decompose.
The funny thing about this is that the natural health industry
already covered this topic years ago.
Remember Len Foley's Bionic
Burger video? It was posted in 2007 and eventually racked up a
whopping 2 million views on YouTube:
And this video shows a guy who bought his McDonald's hamburgers
1989 - burgers that still haven't decomposed in over two decades!
Now, he has an entire museum of non-decomposed burgers in his
mainstream media pick up on this story? Nope. Not a word.
The story was completely ignored. It was only in 2010 when an artist
posted a story about a non-decomposing McDonald's hamburger from six
months ago that the news networks ran with the story.
Check out the video above and you'll see an entire museum of
Big Macs and hamburgers spanning the years - none of which have
This is especially interesting because the more recent "Happy Meal
Project" which only tracks a burger for six months has drawn quite a
lot of criticism from a few critics who say the burgers will
decompose if you give them enough time.
They obviously don't know
about the mummified burger museum going all the way back to 1989.
This stuff never seems to decompose!
Why don't McDonald's hamburgers decompose?
So why don't fast food burgers and fries decompose in the first
The knee-jerk answer is often thought to be,
"Well they must
be made with so many chemicals that even mold won't eat them."
that's part of the answer, it's not the whole story.
The truth is many processed foods don't decompose and won't be eaten
by molds, insects or even rodents. Try leaving a tub of margarine
outside in your yard and see if anything bothers to eat it. You'll
find that the margarine stays seems immortal, too!
Potato chips can last for decades. Frozen pizzas are remarkably
resistant to decomposition. And you know those processed Christmas
sausages and meats sold around the holiday season? You can keep them
for years and they'll never rot.
With meats, the primary reason why they don't decompose is their
high sodium content. Salt is a great preservative, as early humans
have known for thousands of years. McDonald's meat patties are
absolutely loaded with sodium - so much so that they qualify as
"preserved" meat, not even counting the chemicals you might find in
To me, there's not much mystery about the meat not decomposing. The
real question in my mind is why don't the buns mold? That's the
really scary part, since healthy bread begins to mold within days.
What could possibly be in McDonald's hamburger buns that would ward
off microscopic life for more than two decades?
As it turns out, unless you're a chemist you probably can't even
read the ingredients list out loud.
Here's what McDonald's own
website says you'll find in their buns:
Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin,
reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes),
water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, yeast, soybean oil and/or
partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the
following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten,
ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium
stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono-
and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate,
enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour), calcium propionate
and sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin.
Great stuff, huh?
You got to especially love the
anyone?), partially-hydrogenated soybean oil (anybody want heart
disease?) and the long list of chemicals such as ammonium sulfate
sodium proprionate. Yum. I'm drooling just thinking about it.
Now here's the truly shocking part about all this:
In my estimation,
the reason nothing will eat a McDonald's hamburger bun (except a
human) is because it's not food!
No normal animal will perceive a McDonald's hamburger bun as food,
and as it turns out, neither will bacteria or fungi. To their
senses, it's just not edible stuff. That's why these bionic burger
buns just won't decompose.
Which brings me to my final point about this whole laughable
There is only one species on planet Earth that's stupid
enough to think a McDonald's hamburger is food. This species is
suffering from skyrocketing rates of diabetes, cancer, heart
disease, dementia and obesity.
This species claims to be the most
intelligent species on the planet, and yet it behaves in such a
moronic way that it feeds its own children poisonous chemicals and
such atrocious non-foods that even fungi won't eat it (and fungi
will eat cow manure, just FYI).
Care to guess which species I'm talking about?
That's the real story here.
It's not that McDonald's hamburgers
won't decompose; it's that people are stupid enough to eat them.
you won't find CNN reporting that story any time soon...