Saturday, August 16, 2008

Deadly Double Quarter Pounder

f you think McDonalds is harmless, wholesome food, think again.

Hamburger box shown below was obtained August 16, 2008 in Rochester, NY. No photo processing, text changes, filtering or modification of the image has been performed except to reduce the image size 360% to fit the website page and add the red circle shown at the bottom. This package was scanned using a flatbed scanner.

Did this package come from a trash can? No.

The parking lot? No.

Note how greasy the bottom of this box is. What does this say for the cleanliness of the counters? This box was just 2 hours old when this image was scanned. The scanner glass window needed cleaning after scanning.


Essays By: Ted Twietmeyer
Deadly Double Quarter Pounder


If you think McDonalds is harmless, wholesome food, think again.

Hamburger box shown below was obtained August 16, 2008 in Rochester, NY. No photo processing, text changes, filtering or modification of the image has been performed except to reduce the image size 360% to fit the website page and add the red circle shown at the bottom. This package was scanned using a flatbed scanner.

Did this package come from a trash can? No.

The parking lot? No.

Note how greasy the bottom of this box is. What does this say for the cleanliness of the counters? This box was just 2 hours old when this image was scanned. The scanner glass window needed cleaning after scanning.

Red circled area shows grease from restaurant food handling area on bottom surface. Look closely at the numbers shown here - rarely do you see any food products with cholesterol, sodium, sa

Red circled area shows grease from restaurant food handling area on bottom surface. Look closely at the numbers shown here - rarely do you see any food products with cholesterol, sodium, saturated fat higher than these!

Then there is that amazing 30% of a day's calcium figure shown here. This is from animal bones, which are ground up and used in hamburger as an extender. But this is a form of calcium the body cannot use. It can only digest calcium from plants.

!!! Caution !!! Don't show this image to your gall bladder or circulatory system or your body may scream at you.

There is also an important iron issue. A reader wrote to me and stated the following:

Hi Ted,
I noticed on the cartons nutriton facts that the percentage of iron is 35%.
Excess iron, especially as you get older is a factor in heart attack. This is why, unless you are anemic, you should not consume vitamins with iron.
G.E. - DHom, PhD, MH, NP, ND

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Red circled area shows grease from restaurant food handling area on bottom surface. Look closely at the numbers shown here - rarely do you see any food products with cholesterol, sodium, saturated fat higher than these!

Then there is that amazing 30% of a day's calcium figure shown here. This is from animal bones, which are ground up and used in hamburger as an extender. But this is a form of calcium the body cannot use. It can only digest calcium from plants.

!!! Caution !!! Don't show this image to your gall bladder or circulatory system or your body may scream at you.

There is also an important iron issue. A reader wrote to me and stated the following:

Hi Ted,
I noticed on the cartons nutriton facts that the percentage of iron is 35%.
Excess iron, especially as you get older is a factor in heart attack. This is why, unless you are anemic, you should not consume vitamins with iron.
G.E. - DHom, PhD, MH, NP, ND

igher than these!

Then there is that amazing 30% of a day's calcium figure shown here. This is from animal bones, which are ground up and used in hamburger as an extender. But this is a form of calcium the body cannot use. It can only digest calcium from plants.

!!! Caution !!! Don't show this image to your gall bladder or circulatory system or your body may scream at you.

There is also an important iron issue. A reader wrote to me and stated the following:

Hi Ted,
I noticed on the cartons nutriton facts that the percentage of iron is 35%.
Excess iron, especially as you get older is a factor in heart attack. This is why, unless you are anemic, you should not consume vitamins with iron.
G.E. - DHom, PhD, MH, NP, ND
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1 comment:

  1. The effort people go into to create myth about McDonalds is funny. Ground bones...lol

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