The McRib Is Made Out of Yoga Mats

Nobody is on the fence about McDonald's being healthy. Nobody is defending it as being a conscientious option. No blog says, "actually, studies have shown that most McDonald's food is really good for you." Nobody has a friend that says, "Can we swing by McDonald's? I'm counting calories," unless they're trying to count to a million. Even so, it's a little surprising to find out that the McRib—the sauce swamped lump of play-doughy ribcage-shaped sponge-material that can be described as meat only in the sense that it's brown and (sort of) edible—contains something called "zodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80," a bleaching agent most commonly used to make yoga mats. Maybe McDonald's should run with that in their marketing. Yoga mats are probably the healthiest thing on the menu ...

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Guest commented…

Not defending McDonalds' food, and personally I wouldn't eat a McRib, but the headline of this post is false and misleading. (Just hyperbole? Maybe but IMHO it's wildly inaccurate. And when people tweet it, it's false wording is all a lot of people will see.) Also, it's assumed that this chemical (?) is harmful in some way. But I doubt the author has any idea what it is, let alone whether it's harmful or benign for humans to consume it.

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Duane commented…

Do you know what you are eating?
Polysorbate 80 has been widely used as an emulsifier and solubilizer in pharmaceutical industryFor these outstanding characteristics of Polysorbate80(HX2)TMis recognized as worldwide standard product in pharmaceutical industryThe primary use of ammonium sulfate is as afertilizerforalkaline soils.
The principal use of azodicarbonamide is in the production of foamed plastics as an additive. The thermal decomposition of azodicarbonamide results in the evolution of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and ammonia gases, which are trapped in the polymer as bubbles to form a foamed article. Common examples of this application are window and door gaskets, padded floor mats, gym/exercise mats, shoe soles, etc.

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Ben commented…

Water contains hydrogen. The Hindenburg zeppelin was filled with hydrogen and it crashed in a fiery blaze and killed people. Don't drink water.

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