Know what You’re Eating
What you are looking at is mechanically separated chicken. Chickens are slaughtered and turned into this pink goo. This pink goo is then used to create chicken nuggets and chicken patties that we just can’t get enough of. But how does this goo go from its state above to chicken nugget form you may be wondering. The process works like this…
- The pink goo is filled with bacteria from the dead and decomposing chicken parts, so naturally it is washed in ammonia. The ammonia is strong enough to kill enough bacteria that it won’t make us sick when we eat it; the bacteria that is.
- This may go without saying, but since the goo isn’t exactly tasty, it needs to be made flavorful. Artificial flavors are added to make this taste like chicken.
- Since people aren’t used to seeing pink chicken meat, the goo must be colored correctly. Artificial colors are added to the goo to make it look more like chicken meat.
- At this point the goo is formed into whatever it is being used for, breaded, fried, frozen, and then shipped off to you for your consumption.
Let’s be real. We all know the occasional fast food meal isn’t going to make you fat, or develop diabetes, or have a heart attack. The real danger for the occasional fast food diner is the consumption of ammonia’s, artificial chemicals, and added dyes. These chemicals have all been shown to be known carcinogens (cancer causing). Much like cigarettes, fast food has a plethora of chemicals you can’t pronounce that are most certainly not good for a human body. Think about this pink goo the next time you are thinking about stopping in for that 5 piece nugget meal from McDonald’s.