Happy 2yr Anniversary McDonald’s!

by KalaLea on April 24, 2011 • Posted in News

A little over 2 years ago (March 27, 2009), I put a McDonald’s hamburger in one jar:


and a small McDonald’s fries in another jar:

These photos were taken last week. Notice, the lack of mold. The bread is pretty much intact when it should be a soupy mess by now. The meat patty is holding up too. Pretty frightening!

Then last year, I put a few fries bought from a concession stand at the Bronx Zoo in a separate jar. I wanted to see if the lack of mold on the McDonald’s items had anything to do with the fact that very little air was getting in the jars. All three jars have been closed tightly for most of the time while sitting on my window sill. The fries from the zoo have looked this way since Day 4 or 5. Check out the furry moldy stuff:


Food should decompose and if it doesn’t, it’s not good for the body or mind. No wonder many people suffer from heartburn, digestive disorders, constipation, depression, insomnia, uterine fibroids, fatigue, and so on. I suspect that most fast food and chain restaurants are using far too many additives and preservatives which have proven to be harmful. Have you ever smelled fresh bread baking at McDonald’s? Remember when you dropped McDonald’s fries on the car floor and they would still be there months later?

If times are tough and you believe you can only afford fast food, my response is: pay now or pay later. I’ll explain next blog post. It may mean cooking more but it’s still possible to buy ingredients for a pasta or stir fry dish for less than $12 and feed a family of four.

Please share this with your friends and family — especially those who can’t seem to say NO to fast food. Thanks!

This week, I’ll purchase a salad from McDonald’s. Hhhmmm, will their lettuce wilt away as it should?

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  1. Lanee

    I’m not surprised but I am disturbed. Although I must admit I haven’t eaten McDonald’s in years, I am disgusted with the findings of this experiment.

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