McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets: Made of corn… and chemicals.

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You would assume a food with “chicken” in its title would contain mostly chicken. Not true of McDonalds Chicken McNuggets.

Michael Pollan, author of “The Omnivore’s Dilvemma” found 13 of the 38 ingredients in Chicken McNuggets contain corn. That means that these golden brown fast food staples are mostly (56%) corn. Pollan also points out an alarming ingredient: tertiary butylhydroquinone. Never heard of it? It’s a form of butane that is sprayed either on the nuggets or in the box to preserve freshness. If you ingest five grams of this chemical, you could die.

(Oh, and they also contain dimethylpolysiloxane.)

Yummy.

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3 Responses to McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets: Made of corn… and chemicals.

  1. Pingback: Chicken nuggets are mostly made of chicken

  2. Isaiah Evans says:

    gross so ur saying if you eat to many YOU WILL DIE?

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