I “banned” McDonald’s food years ago, after living in Atlanta, Georgia and realizing that the food standards there were significantly below those in Canada. Today I read an article describing the 38 ingredients found in Chicken McNuggets. Surprising facts:
- They’re mostly made of corn (56%)
- They have trace amounts of several suspected carcinogens
- They contain trace amounts of a type of butane (lighter fluid!)
UPDATE: Apparently there is some controversy about whether TBHQ (the ingredient in question) is actually a form a butane. Chemists seem to think not. Nonetheless, eating one gram of TBHQ will cause “nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, delirium, a sense of suffocation, and collapse.“ So it’s clearly not great stuff to be ingesting.