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Alicia Michel 09-26-2008 06:36 AM

Burgers that don't decay
 
Here's a 1996 McDonalds burger
http://bestwellnessconsultant.com/20...her-earth.aspx (WFS)

And here's a guy that keeps a burger museum (?!)
http://www.bionicburger.com/ (not sure if WFS)

Danielle Benford 09-26-2008 06:42 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alicia Zhuang (Post 409831)
Here's a 1996 McDonalds burger
http://bestwellnessconsultant.com/20...her-earth.aspx (WFS)

And here's a guy that keeps a burger museum (?!)
http://www.bionicburger.com/ (not sure if WFS)

Wow, that's disgusting - but a great way to display how nasty fast food can be. I just recently went back to raw and living... those links made me think that Pukie was just around the corner. I tell all of my friends that if their food isn't going to wilt, rot, or die within a few days, then it has no nutritional value :)

Thanks for sharing, Alicia! I'm forwarding that in an e-mail to my fast food-eating friends. :evilsmile

David Miller 09-26-2008 06:45 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Wow.....that's gross.....makes me very very happy I don't remember what McDonald's tastes like.....

Matt DeMinico 09-26-2008 07:42 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to call BS on this one. Bread, no matter how crappy, does not stick around for that long without decaying. And I doubt their bread is "artificial". Flour is dirt cheap, probably cheaper than any artificial item you can find.

Same with the burger, though that one is maybe more plausible.

Unless these two were frozen, in a deep freezer, I call BS.

Christopher E Bloom 09-26-2008 07:47 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Matt DeMinico (Post 409868)
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to call BS on this one. Bread, no matter how crappy, does not stick around for that long without decaying. And I doubt their bread is "artificial". Flour is dirt cheap, probably cheaper than any artificial item you can find.

Same with the burger, though that one is maybe more plausible.

Unless these two were frozen, in a deep freezer, I call BS.

My "Health Class" teacher did a burger museaum. It's no joke. The first week of school, she would buy a burger and have a small glass case (not sealed) made for it. She did it at the beginning of every year and left them on display so we knew there was no trickery. The one for my year looked just the same as the one she did her first year of doing it and she had about a half dozen burgers on display in the back of the class.

No BS. I am raising the "Truth Flag" here.

Blair Robert Lowe 09-26-2008 11:34 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
I have a seen a demo like this before a few years ago at USAG Region 1 Gymnastics Congress at a booth. Interesting. I'm not sure what is causing it but I was thinking preservatives and salt.

Scott Bromley 09-26-2008 12:23 PM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Watch "Supersize Me"....same experiment, same result...even with the fries....and he also compares it to the decay rate of a hamburger and bun made with real bread and meat.

Jason Lopez-Ota 09-26-2008 12:48 PM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Some people have lost weight from eating at McDonald's everyday. That burger looks good. I'm going to eat some soon.

Justin Ellsworth 09-26-2008 12:51 PM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alicia Zhuang (Post 409831)
Here's a 1996 McDonalds burger
http://bestwellnessconsultant.com/20...her-earth.aspx (WFS)

And here's a guy that keeps a burger museum (?!)
http://www.bionicburger.com/ (not sure if WFS)

"There is absolutely no nutrition here."

"Not one ounce of food value."

"McDonalds fills an empty space in your belly. It does nothing to nourish the cell, it is not a nutritious food."

Ok, it's not the best stuff in the world for you to munch on, but come on...lets be real here!

Calories - 250
Fat - 9g
Saturated Fat - 3.5g
Sodium - 520mg

http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/bagam...itionfacts.pdf (WFS)

Nick Cruz 09-26-2008 02:16 PM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
....thats why I will stick with the chicken nuggets.

Alicia Michel 09-26-2008 06:50 PM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danielle Benford (Post 409835)
those links made me think that Pukie was just around the corner.

It had that much of an effect on you Danielle? lol!

Alicia Michel 09-26-2008 06:51 PM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Christopher E Bloom (Post 409873)
My "Health Class" teacher did a burger museaum. It's no joke. The first week of school, she would buy a burger and have a small glass case (not sealed) made for it. She did it at the beginning of every year and left them on display so we knew there was no trickery. The one for my year looked just the same as the one she did her first year of doing it and she had about a half dozen burgers on display in the back of the class.

No BS. I am raising the "Truth Flag" here.

That's a good idea. I think every school should do it!!

Miguel Beher 09-27-2008 07:46 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
This is true... I lost a McDonanlds cheese burger in my car for about 6 months. It fell out of a bag, and I keep a filthy car :).

When I found it... it was like I had bought it that day. My wife and I were amazed, and still talk about it.

I think it's the salt, and fat that preserve everything.

Victor Putz 09-28-2008 01:12 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
I posted these links on a different board, and actually one fellow replied with a pretty intelligent response that much of the preservative effect has to do with low available water (something that's entirely protein and fat will go rancid, but it won't putrefy; think jerky... with the extra fat of ground beef you sure wouldn't want to eat it once the fat went rancid, but it might not rot).

...and I'll buy that to a point. But the bread, cheese, other ingredients? Hm.

Manuel DeLeon 09-28-2008 05:15 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Regardless, BS flag or Truth Flag, that is freaking nasty. So I am raising the "Thats Nasty Flag" Justin hit the nail on the head...No nutrutional value. Now I know why I make my own burgers.

FYI my Buffalo Burgers:

Ground buffalo
Green Leaf Lettuce
Gouda Cheese
Red Onions
Pickles
Tomatoes or Avacado
and a little salt, pepper and ketchup
on a toasted ciabatta bread

don't knock it, till you tried it ;)

Danielle Benford 09-28-2008 08:22 AM

Re: Burgers that don't decay
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alicia Zhuang (Post 410385)
It had that much of an effect on you Danielle? lol!

mentally, yes! I'm so happy I don't eat fast food.


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