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The truth about fast food

Posted Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 9:15 AM


This is just one of many disgusting things about fast food. Let's not forget about the high sugar, fat and sodium contents of these toxins...not food...toxins. You have been warned. You have been made aware. If you decide to eat them now, don't get all sue happy and go hire some attorney to represent you because you think you got cancer from fast food or because fast food made you bigger than a house. And if one is doing it, most likely they all are so there you go. The doors on all fast food joints should state, "ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK."

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It has also been reported that ingesting a lot of char from grilled meats can be linked to cancer. Yet, grilling is one of the healthier ways to cook meat. You can also cook starchy foods (in this case, potatoes) at high temps at home. This is not isolated to the fast food industry; I fail to see the hype, here. Also, is there a reason this post was written to sound like an end-times cryer on a street corner?

-- Posted by notinia on Wed, Feb 8, 2012, at 2:25 PM


-- Posted by Leah Cauthron on Tue, Feb 7, 2012, at 9:23 AM

Fair enough, Dave Munson. On perhaps another tangent, next time I go to a fast food drive through, I think I will do something like this:


-- Posted by AmyPeterson on Sat, Feb 4, 2012, at 6:26 PM

Amy, the point is that whether you buy fries at McD's, BK, or the homemade steak fries at Terrazzo, they would all contain acrylamide since it is a natural byproduct of cooking starchy foods at high temperature (not to mention that the coffee at the coffeehouse also contains acrylamide). I was merely putting the facts out without hype.

-- Posted by DaveMunson on Sat, Feb 4, 2012, at 11:36 AM

While I would think most people of sense would realize that McDonalds should not be daily fare, I don't actually know from acrylamide and pink slime as far as its harm in small, irregular doses. I'd be interested in a study of whether McDonalds fries contain crack. Because I can think of no rational reason to believe they actually taste that good, compared with what I could prepare at home (or the tasty goodness of the home made steak fries at Terrazzo Coffeehouse, for example) there are times I have an overwhelming craving for them.

Here is a better reason to eschew the Big Mac, Filet of Fish, Quarter Pounder and French fries:


Of all the points on this information sheet, robbing the poor is something on which I'd be interested to know more facts. Do they pay money to the citizens in these countries who would be growing food on it for their own subsistence, or is McDonalds truly stripping the third world of the resources it has so we in the superpowers can be fatter?

It does seem like something McDonalds, or most any American conglomerate, would do -- strip the fields of poor countries for its own profits, then scold the citizens of those nations for being unable to be self-sufficient.

-- Posted by AmyPeterson on Sat, Feb 4, 2012, at 10:47 AM

Leah, I don't think we should go out and panic about acrylamide in foods. Acrylamide is a naturally occuring product formed when starchy foods are cooked at high temperatures (an amino acid combines with a sugar). Although acrylamide was first found in foods in 2002, one could easily assume that it has always been present in starchy foods cooked at high temperatures (i.e., its presence in food is nothing new). And I realize that this information does not fit your agenda, but acrylamide is also found in coffee, bread (there's a starchy food baked at high temperatures), black olives, and prunes just to name a few. Are there reasons to limit the consumption of fast food? Absolutely. Is acrylamide in the french fries such a reason? Probably not.

-- Posted by DaveMunson on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 4:52 PM

Everyone knows not to eat too much fast food. If they don't do that, that's their choice. But I don't get concerned over "warnings" from the FDA and their corporatist oligarchs. They've been wrong on literally half their approvals throughout their history.

I'll take my chances with the big Mac.

-- Posted by jlees on Thu, Feb 2, 2012, at 11:38 PM

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My name is Leah Cauthron. I was born and raised on a farm near Cushing, Iowa. My parents still live there. I am a conservative Catholic. I have been married to Randy for 22 years and we have six children. I received my degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Wyoming College and as a mother of six and a daycare mom, I have used probable cause, reasonable doubt, search and seizure, Miranda rights, submission, arrest and interrogation technique as a part of my daily life. I can also shoot a .357 magnum with deadly accuracy. I have lots of opinions on lots of things. I am not an expert on anything but I read a lot and will gladly share that information if I find it accurate. I have a sarcastic nature and for the most part I have pretty thick skin and most things don't bother me for long. I don't like mudslinging or name calling so keep negativity of the personal nature to yourself. Enjoy and welcome to my opinion.
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