After I watched Super-Size it, I kind-of declined in my burger purchasing. I became more alert, questioning the composition of fast food and its nutrition value.
Years earlier, I was quite unlike myself right now. When I was 8-10 years old, I lived in Moscow, where there was only 1 McDonald’s and I could only visit it once a year to partake of the delicious gourmet burgers! It was also a curiosity spot because once in a while you’d see black people working, shoveling snow outside. The burgers cost a lot, and every rubble was worth the great taste of 100% beef, cooked on a state-of-the art grill. They were simply to die for, and a kid would steal, cheat and tearfully beg a parent to take him to McDonald’s. Spoons with an M on them would be kept for souveniers by the most devoted patrons.
Fast-forward to a few years later, and here in America, there’s a McDonald’s everywhere. First thing I noticed was how different the food tasted. It was good, but it just wasn’t the same as in the old country. I still ate lots of those fast food burgers, though. Then in high school I developed a concept of the McMeal, where I would spend 2.14 for a double cheeseburger, a side-salad and a free water. This meal was good, but after I watched Super-Size it, I lost my appetite for some of it.
Then in my art class we were doing a project with paper-marbling, where paint floats on top of thickened gooey water and a piece of paper is applied to the surface so that a print is produced. The teacher said that the thickener is a kind of seaweed that is used in the fast-food industry often, and that it is completely edible, noting that the last burger we had was dripping with the stuff. Now I saw in another thread people talking about what one can find in this fast food meat, and this prompted me to start this one:
What do you all think is actually contained in the fast food burgers that is… questionable?