We take our children to McDonalds because we don’t have time to fix them or ourselves dinner sometimes. Maybe this will help rethink why we should! One mother told me that after her son saw it on Food Revolution , he threw his Wendy’s nuggets in the dog bowl. My thinking was….GREAT. But then I thought…..do they not love their dog anymore??????
The following comes from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution………..
Get the picture!!
Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.
Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.
There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.
But, hey, at least it tastes good, right?
High five, America!
In this test on Food Revolution, he fails to convince the kids that what he is making is horrible and disgusting. They end up wanting it because they are hungry? Could it be that they are wanting it because they have grown up on processed nuggets? Not sure? But as a parent I think this will change your mind about where you take your children to eat. I saw him do this same experiment in England when I lived there and I can tell you the kids chose the good stuff over the junk nuggets.
This is simply to make you think!