I am not going to suddenly become a vegan. Nor am I going to embrace a raw food diet or stop enjoying eggs.
But I am losing interest in fast food. I ate at McDonald’s last night â€” probably for the first time in about a year â€” and I was struck by how strange the chicken nuggets seemed. Strange and tasty.
I love them but that’s the thing. I don’t like chicken (it is the most boring and tasteless meat on earth) and really like those damn crack-filled nuggets. I know why. I read The Omnivore’s Dilemma.
That McNugget is 56 per cent corn.
But there’s more. According to Michael Pollan, McNuggets also contain several completely synthetic ingredients, quasi-edible substances that ultimately come not from a corn or soybean field but form a petroleum refinery or chemical plant.
One in four Americans eat fast
food everyday. I eat at McDonald’s once a year and I feel compelled to write about how bad it is for me â€” and you.
Taco Bell however….that stuff is my Ecstasy.