Friday, February 17, 2012

What's in that Big Mac???

Every once in a while, I post about the awesome stuff that our government thinks is okay for us to consume OR things that are actually awesome to consume. Today the former.

Would you like to know about the human hair, duck feathers and wood pulp in your average fast food? Welp, here you go:

This includes nice little excerpts like the following:

2. Sand (silicon dioxide)
Avoiding sand in your sandwich at the beach is obvious, avoiding sand in your restaurant-purchased meal may not be so apparent.
Silicon dioxide, also known as silica (also known as sand!), is used to make glass, optical fibers, ceramics, and cement. Oh, and chili. Used as an anti-caking agent, it is often added to processed beef and chicken to prevent clumping, and is listed in the ingredient panels for chili from both Wendy’s and Taco Bell. Most experts suggest that it isn’t harmful for consumption, but just know that the ingredient keeping that chili meat nice and non-caking is the also the primary component of diatomaceous earth, commonly used as a pesticide.

just saying... You are what you eat....

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