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Why McDonald’s Hamburgers won’t Decompose

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

 It’s always entertaining when the mainstream media “discovers” something they think is new even though the natural health community has been talking about for years. The New York Times, for example, recently ran a story entitled When Drugs Cause Problems They Are Supposed to Prevent (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/h…). We’ve been covering the same topic for years, reporting on how chemotherapy causes cancer, osteoporosis drugs cause bone fractures and antidepressant drugs cause suicidal behavior.

The latest “new” discovery by the mainstream media is that McDonald’s Happy Meal hamburgers and fries won’t decompose, even if you leave them out for six months. This story has been picked up by CNN, the Washington Post and many other MSM outlets which appear startled that junk food from fast food chains won’t decompose.

The funny thing about this is that the natural health industry already covered this topic years ago. Remember Len Foley’s Bionic Burger video? It was posted in 2007 and eventually racked up a whopping 2 million views on YouTube. This video shows a guy who bought his McDonald’s hamburgers in 1989 — burgers that still haven’t decomposed in over two decades!

Now, he has an entire museum of non-decomposed burgers in his basement.

Did the mainstream media pick up on this story? Nope. Not a word. The story was completely ignored. It was only in 2010 when an artist posted a story about a non-decomposing McDonald’s hamburger from six months ago that the news networks ran with the story.

Check out the video link above and you’ll see an entire museum of Big Macs and hamburgers spanning the years — none of which have decomposed.

This is especially interesting because the more recent “Happy Meal Project” which only tracks a burger for six months has drawn quite a lot of criticism from a few critics who say the burgers will decompose if you give them enough time. They obviously don’t know about the mummified burger museum going all the way back to 1989. This stuff never seems to decompose!

Why don’t McDonald’s hamburgers decompose?

So why don’t fast food burgers and fries decompose in the first place? The knee-jerk answer is often thought to be, “Well they must be made with so many chemicals that even mold won’t eat them.” While that’s part of the answer, it’s not the whole story.

The truth is many processed foods don’t decompose and won’t be eaten by molds, insects or even rodents. Try leaving a tub of margarine outside in your yard and see if anything bothers to eat it. You’ll find that the margarine stays seems immortal, too!

Potato chips can last for decades. Frozen pizzas are remarkably resistant to decomposition. And you know those processed Christmas sausages and meats sold around the holiday season? You can keep them for years and they’ll never rot.

With meats, the primary reason why they don’t decompose is their high sodium content. Salt is a great preservative, as early humans have known for thousands of years. McDonald’s meat patties are absolutely loaded with sodium — so much so that they qualify as “preserved” meat, not even counting the chemicals you might find in the meat.

To me, there’s not much mystery about the meat not decomposing. The real question in my mind is why don’t the buns mold? That’s the really scary part, since healthy bread begins to mold within days. What could possibly be in McDonald’s hamburger buns that would ward off microscopic life for more than two decades?

As it turns out, unless you’re a chemist you probably can’t even read the ingredients list out loud. Here’s what McDonald’s own website says you’ll find in their buns:

Enriched flour (bleached wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, enzymes), water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, yeast, soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated soybean oil, contains 2% or less of the following: salt, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, wheat gluten, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, datem, ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, mono- and diglycerides, ethoxylated monoglycerides, monocalcium phosphate, enzymes, guar gum, calcium peroxide, soy flour), calcium propionate and sodium propionate (preservatives), soy lecithin.

Great stuff, huh? You gotta especially love the HFCS (diabetes, anyone?), partially-hydrogenated soybean oil (anybody want heart disease?) and the long list of chemicals such as ammonium sulfate and sodium proprionate. Yum. I’m drooling just thinking about it.

Now here’s the truly shocking part about all this: In my estimation, the reason nothing will eat a McDonald’s hamburger bun (except a human) is because it’s not food!

No normal animal will perceive a McDonald’s hamburger bun as food, and as it turns out, neither will bacteria or fungi. To their senses, it’s just not edible stuff. That’s why these bionic burger buns just won’t decompose.

Which brings me to my final point about this whole laughable distraction: There is only one species on planet Earth that’s stupid enough to think a McDonald’s hamburger is food. This species is suffering from skyrocketing rates of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, dementia and obesity. This species claims to be the most intelligent species on the planet, and yet it behaves in such a moronic way that it feeds its own children poisonous chemicals and such atrocious non-foods that even fungi won’t eat it (and fungi will eat cow manure, just FYI).

Care to guess which species I’m talking about?

Here’s Len Foley’s Bionic Burger video. It’s an eye opener. He still have those burger buns today and after two decades the burger buns still haven’t decomposed. Now is this something you want to EAT?




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13 responses to “Why McDonald’s Hamburgers won’t Decompose

  1. Ahmet Açaídın January 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

    bionic burgers that never rot…I guess they are always fresh?

  2. Felecia January 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    And the chicken nuggets dissolve in coca-cola – eww!!

  3. Barbara January 26, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I grew up poor and McDonald’s was a big treat for my kids as was soda of any kind and still don’t eat fast food guess its good to be poor. Bet this does not put a dent in McDonald selling of bionic burgers even from those that read this – people can really be stupid!

  4. Tom January 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I wonder . . . which will decompose first ? a McDonald bun ? or a plastic grocery bag ?

  5. Marco January 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

    “Now here’s the truly shocking part about all this: In my estimation, the reason nothing will eat a McDonald’s hamburger bun (except a human) is because it’s not food!”

    You are incorrect. MY DOG EATS IT and LOVES IT…lolololol

    • Lisa June 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Amazing, you have trained a dog to eat non foods like you do… thats an awesome accomplishment….

  6. delicii January 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    just horrible…it makes me sick really…i only eat good food using local products and try to use seasonal fruits and vegetables. And i do follow the Slow food concept especially because i live here, where was born – Italy. Great articles!!!

  7. Richard L January 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm


    • Dawn Tupaz February 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Oh, no! Not Taco Bell either. They are also guilty of using what Jamie Oliver calls “pink slime” in their “meat.” Basically, it is ground cow parts that are left over and in its cheapest form made into dog food. They add ammonia to get rid of the bacteria/e-coli to make it edible for human consumption. FDA approves this; and Taco Bell, McDonalds, and others do not have to put ammonia in the ingredient list. FDA says it is a process, not an ingredient. Search the web for Jamie Oliver and the Revolution. His video on processed “beef” is appalling.

  8. Alexandra Gállová February 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Don’t ever allow you and your dear ones cross the door of McDonald’s Corporation !!!

  9. john February 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    did they use embaming fluid im afraid to eat i think anerexia might be the cure

  10. Emily V May 31, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Not sure what year the movie/documentary “Super size Me” came out, but they discussed the invincibility of Mc D’s burgers at some length. It’s a fabulous show, if a little shocking at just how deadly Mc Donald’s food is.

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