[Sorry for the double post today, but I couldn’t help myself. I always have so much more that I want to post about than I have time for…]
Fast food has become a way of life for most of us (believe me, I enjoy the convienience as much as any one else), but if you look a little more closely at the whole cultural aspect of fast food, the facts are alarming. Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, was one of the first books that brought this to light for me.
Which brings me to the topic of this post.
I recently was in a McDonald’s. I had only walked through the lobby and didn’t actually order anything but was completely repulsed by the smell (a mixture of fried foods and cooked animal flesh, not appealing at all, especially to the vegetarian who hasn’t touched meat in years), the brightly lit signs displaying dozens of variations of chicken and beef sandwiches, the deception of it all (chicken nuggets and chocolate milk are health foods for kids! for example).
If all of the animal corpses on the menu don’t disgust you, consider the trans fats in the hamburger buns, the additives and non-food chemicals (such as preservatives and flavor enhancers) that are put into dozens of menu items, which should make you a little squeamish, if nothing else. Essentially food that is not really food.
What’s worse, is that there’s nothing on the menu that does not contain animal flesh or milk in some form or another except for maybe the french fries (since they stopped using a beef byproduct in their french fries after losing a lawsuit) and soda pop/juice, definitely not a veg friendly place. Even the salads include a some form of animal.
A lot of people just claim the, “I don’t want to know about it,” excuse. I think this is because, once you do know, you are now accountable and you can’t in good conscience continue supporting such heinous practices (check out Dr. Popper’s June 22, 2009 newsletter).
This video may cause you to think twice before ordering chicken nuggets or a chicken sandwich, foods that were once live, breathing, living creatures.