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mojo
10th February 2016, 04:35
The preservatives make it look almost made today...;)

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/mcdonalds-happy-meal-looks-6-154724048.html


Jennifer Lovdahl posted photos of the meal and an accompanying receipt dated January 8, 2010 to Facebook.
The photos show four chicken nuggets and and a small order of slightly shriveled french fries.
"It's been 6 years since I bought this 'Happy Meal' at McDonald's," Lovdahl wrote in the photo caption. "It's been sitting at our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!"
Lovdahl said she bought the food and let it sit for years to prove to people that McDonald's food is unhealthy because it doesn't rot.

Daozen
10th February 2016, 09:35
Lovdahl said she bought the food and let it sit for years to prove to people that McDonald's food is unhealthy because it doesn't rot.



Or maybe: The Macdonald brothers have stumbled on the secret to immortality. Preserve a cheeseburger, preserve a human.

Sunny-side-up
10th February 2016, 10:22
Nice one mojo :) but!
You do know of course it's not actually food in the first place 0.o

peterpam
10th February 2016, 14:25
Talk about the antithesis of live food. Food with enzymes and nutrients that microorganisms will gobble up if left available. This so called "food" is so dead and inert at every level that bacteria and mold don't want anything to do with it. Or maybe, it is the antibiotic residue in the food that keeps the bugs away. It doesn't even appear to follow the natural laws of decomposition.

Sunny-side-up
10th February 2016, 16:33
Well maybe they will start to cover themselves, by adding 'Bio-Degradable' plastics instead of 100 year life span plastics they use now lol.

great post, but not MD

Thinking Allowed
11th February 2016, 01:18
perhaps this is a photo which was taken in Jan 2010. Come on folks. If I leave food in my fridge for a couple of weeks it starts to go mouldy. This is not magic food. It would be impossible for mould not to grow on it after a few weeks. FFS.

Houman
11th February 2016, 05:51
An EPA scientist that I recently met told me (after excusing himself for telling me that story) that the way dead US soldiers are differentiated from dead Iraqis is by their decomposition rates (with all the preservatives in the US food, dead US soldiers are much slower to decompose).

Dennis Leahy
11th February 2016, 16:01
perhaps this is a photo which was taken in Jan 2010. Come on folks. If I leave food in my fridge for a couple of weeks it starts to go mouldy. This is not magic food. It would be impossible for mould not to grow on it after a few weeks. FFS.No, it's real. I have seen an example (McDonald's hamburger and fries) - in person - that was several years old, and the fries were a bit shriveled. The hamburger and bun looked about like it did on day one - no mold at all. Lots of preservatives, I'd guess.

Daozen
11th February 2016, 16:06
I know MacDonalds is unhealthy, but every cloud has a silver lining. Mold, fungus and rotting is a major factor in aging. Has Macdonalds stumbled upon a semi-safe method of preserving meat? And are the chemicals they used derived from herbs that can be drunk as teas to keep death away. I am semi-serious, why not? Stranger things have happened.

I know that ascorbic acid (vit C) is widely used in the food industry. It preserves food, and preserves us too.

DeDukshyn
12th February 2016, 03:27
Alaska IS rather cold ... ;) Maybe that helped ...

Jhonie
12th February 2016, 03:33
LOL! Reminds me of when Ramtha was saying to eat Twinkies because the preservatives would help you live longer. Har, har!

TargeT
12th February 2016, 17:41
No, it's real. I have seen an example (McDonald's hamburger and fries) - in person - that was several years old, and the fries were a bit shriveled. The hamburger and bun looked about like it did on day one - no mold at all. Lots of preservatives, I'd guess.

I wouldn't be so quick to say it's real.. that receipt looks WAY too recently printed, those thermal transfer receipts don't last (http://smallbusiness.chron.com/recover-faded-cash-register-receipt-21509.html) more than a couple years when exposed to any kind of light or even house hold heating.

now I'm not saying it's NOT real, just making an observation.


Also, if this was done in alaska it's kind of cheating, there's around 0% humidity there, I bet those chicken nuggets are rock hard with every drop of moisture sucked out by the air, which in itself preserves food.

MorningFox
12th February 2016, 17:51
perhaps this is a photo which was taken in Jan 2010. Come on folks. If I leave food in my fridge for a couple of weeks it starts to go mouldy. This is not magic food. It would be impossible for mould not to grow on it after a few weeks. FFS.

Not impossible at all, it's full of preservatives.

I can't speak to the authenticity of this one but I've seen a similar experiment before in glass jars and it's true that it doesn't decay like normal food.

Shannon
12th February 2016, 18:22
Haven't we all found a little French fry that got dropped in your car or under the couch and think "huh, I haven't had Mickey d's in a long time?"

mojo
12th February 2016, 22:11
Lol St Theresa now wonder after finding one in the car seat if someone actually ate it...;)

Shannon
12th February 2016, 22:20
Lol St Theresa now wonder after finding one in the car seat if someone actually ate it...;)

Lmao. The other day I was looking for something in my bag and had to dump the whole thing out. I found three or four fries that must have been there for over 6 months because I haven't been or even been around fast food for that long.

The fries looked like they were from that day ....my dog ate them when I had my back turned. Lol. She's still alive.