The 70 Ingredient Cancer Promoting McRib Sandwich: It’s Not Real Food


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McDonald’s is the king of marketing; there seems to be a cult-like following surrounding their “McRib” sandwich. Originally introduced in 1981, McDonald’s made the sandwich a ‘special’ selection menu item  available in certain regions at different times. It has come and gone throughout the years, now making a triumphant return at the end of 2013.

The McRib is back at McDonald's; this franken-creation is in all ways a recipe for cancer

The McRib is back at McDonald’s; this franken-creation is in all ways a recipe for cancer

Disturbing is the only word to use to describe such a monstrosity, as the “McRib” contains over 70 ingredients for an item that is supposedly compiled from a bun, a barbecue patty, pickles, and onions. In fact the McDonald’s official website is daring enough to list all of the ingredients contained within the franken-creation.

The “Meat”

*Taken from the McDonald’s website

MCRIB PORK PATTY

Ingredients: Pork, Water, Salt, Dextrose, Preservatives (BHA, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid).

The ‘pork’ is restructured meat, meaning that there is no real quality meat involved. Instead they use the disposable innards of the pig such as tripe, heart, and scalded stomach which are then turned over to a process which cooks all of the pig scraps in water and salt. This process extracts all of the salt-soluble proteins and congeals everything together into a rubbery concoction respectfully titled as a “pork patty”. (1)

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Notice the ingredients propyl gallate and BHA. This preservative is one to look out for, as it can cause promoted urinary bladder and thyroid carcinogenesis. Studies have noted that BHA and propyl gallate showed additional effects in inducing stomach hyperplasia and cytotoxicity. (2)

But we already knew McDonald’s meat was ‘sub-par’. Let’s move onto the bun.

The McRib Bun

MCRIB BUN

Allergens: WHEAT AND SOY

Ingredients: Enriched Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Yeast, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Contains 2% Or Less: Salt, Corn Meal, Wheat Gluten, Soybean Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oils, Dextrose, Sugar, Malted Barley Flour, Cultured Wheat Flour, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, Soy Flour, Dough Conditioners (Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, DATEM, Ascorbic Acid, Azodicarbonamide, Mono- and Diglycerides, Ethoxylated Mono- and Diglycerides, Monocalcium Phosphate, Enzymes, Guar Gum, Calcium Peroxide), Calcium Propionate (Preservative), Soy Lecithin.

CONTAINS: WHEAT AND SOY

That’s almost 40 ingredients for the bun alone. Interesting that high-fructose corn syrup is the fourth ingredient considering it is known to cause pancreatic cancer. (3) If the hydrogenated oils alone don’t ring your alarm, then perhaps the ammonium and calcium sulfate will, seeing how their common usage is as a soil fertilizer. That’s nothing to worry about however, considering the FDA  approved it as a safe food additive. Azodicarbonamide takes the cake for unnecessary ingredients, acting as a ‘dough conditioner’.  Azodicarbonamide is used in the manufacture of foamed-plastics in the US and is banned in Europe and Australia. (4) The use of this chemical in Singapore actually results in jail time.

The McRib Sauce

MCRIB SAUCE

Ingredients: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Natural Smoke Flavor (Plant Source), Modified Food Starch, Salt, Sugar, Spices, Soybean Oil, Xanthan Gum, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Caramel Color, Beet Powder.

Here we see high fructose corn syrup again as a main ingredient.

PICKLE SLICES

Ingredients: Cucumbers, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Alum, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Natural Flavors (Plant Source), Polysorbate 80, Extractives of Turmeric (Color).

Even the pickles are carcinogenic. Potassium sorbate is a genotoxic and mutagenic compound. (5)

Surely a ‘ribless’ rib patty would raise questions for anyone as to how such a thing could even exist. Marta Fearon, Marketing Director for McDonald’s, says the lack of actual “ribs” is what gives the item its “quirky sense of humour”, an interesting spin from a marketing director.

If this information was common knowledge, would people still be eating these things? The good news is that fast food nutrition awareness is spreading like wild-fire. McDonald’s was shut down and banned in Bolivia, Bermuda, and Iceland in the past decade. Stories such as the Strange Fibers Found in Chicken McNuggets and the McRib Breakdown are making headlines as people are beginning to make more conscious decisions with regards to the food they are choosing to put in their bodies. Perhaps the day of worldwide McDonald’s prohibition is just around the corner. Let us at least hope.

References:

1.)    http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/coopext_swine/174/ (restructured meat info)

2.)    http://www.braypets.com/FRR/radian12.htm (Propyl gallate information)

3.)    http://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/article_content.asp?edition=1&section=3&article=368 (high fructose corn syrup information)

4.)    http://apps.who.int/bookorders/anglais/detart1.jsp?codlan=1&codcol=38&codcch=16 (azodicarbonamide information)

5.)    http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-potassium-sorbate-bad-for-you/ (potassium sorbate information)

6.)    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/08/08/countries-without-mcdonald/

7.)    http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/product_nutrition.sandwiches.292.mcrib-.html


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  1. heartforchange

    Gross. D: Not surprising in the slightest, but..just….ugh.

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  2. JD

    it maybe not real but its still tasty as shit

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    • McPoo's Swallowry

      I prefer to chomp and swallow at Burger King. At least it tastes good. Walmart made a good step and added a BK to its store recently. Stay away from McDungallows

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  3. Jenny

    Anything to make a buck. Sad.

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  4. McPoo's Swallowry

    If you want to eat poo, then “dine” at McDonald’s “restaurants”. Third in Europe a Restaurant is nothing like McDonald’s….I am asking European governments to disallow McDonald’s from using the word “restaurant for their eateries and use the word “eatery” (chowery, bitespot, feedhouse, junkdine, munchery, devoury, ingest-a-food, gobble-schmobblery, boltery, swallowry, chewery, chompery, eat’n’shit, guzzlery, noshry, nauseatery, eat-on-your-own-risk, chew’n’swallow, snacks4quacks) or some other word instead. In fact the McD’s staff is usually rude and I never “dine” there as their food literally stinks.

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    • Gray

      Hows that going for you?

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  5. tom

    Of the bad things you mention, what’s the probability they will happen from eating McRibs?

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    • Gray

      Very Slim.

      I urge people to actually do MORE RESEARCH than this sorry excuse for an article cites. This is not the first time McDonalds, or fast food in general has been somehow linked to being fat, unhealthy, and even stated that YOU’LL DIE from even eating one meal from there.

      Had the REAL homework been done, it would be much larger and a lot more vague than anything because its obvious that if your entire diet consists of nothing but fast food… yea, you’re going to have some health problems.

      I’ve been eating fast food since I had baby teeth which was nearly 23 years ago… I am 5’7″, weight 170lbs of muscle with 10% body fat… I work out 3 times a week, and I probably eat fast food several times a month. I have no health condition, I am not overweight, I don’t have cancer…

      These health nuts needs to learn that if you take things in moderation, even alcohol, you’re not going to contract some disease or cancer or die instantly.
      Its infuriating how dumb people are, and how alarmist they tend to get about things they CLEARLY do not understand.

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    • Evan

      not eating McDonalds will lower your risks…its almost as bad as smoking…fuck maybe worse…..so its pretty black and white to me what the right choice is lol

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    • you mean… of all the illnesses they mentioned??? a very high chance of contracting some form of disease. also… weird symptoms and generally feelings of crappiness can be directly linked to the food you ate that day. and mcdonalds is sooooo unbelievably terrible for everyone.

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  6. I work at mcdonalds….if you dont want to eat it, then dont. we are not force feeding you our menu items. go eat a salad or some shit. if your hungry and broke at least you can get a sandwich for one dollar. you will surely die of hunger well before you would of cancer….and how about dont come eat here every.damn.day. !! one burger every now and then will not kill you. stop blaming mcdonalds and blame your own lack of self control.

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    • I agree with you. I go every now and then and enjoy their chicken wrap. Nothing wrong with eating at Mc D every now and then. Even for health kicks like myself. But however I think the point these people are driving is that processed food like McDonalds food should not be sold by the FDA as safe when it has so much unsafe ingredients. I will not argue the fact people need self control when it comes to unhealthy food. Pizza, cookies, pie, burgers, cheese steaks and so on are fine once and a while. It will not make you blow up. I was under weight for a while because of my physical job. I ate high calorie foods for 2 weeks and barely gained 5 pounds. It takes a while for bad food to take a toll. Food is fuel…that is it. You eat McDonalds once a week…you will be fine as bad as it is for you. Eat it everyday…you will suffer the consequences. Exercise is key, period…your own fault if you go to McDonalds with out planning around calorie count and exercise.

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      • WhatDidIRead

        “Pizza, cookies, pie, burgers, cheese steaks and so on..” There are actually very healthy, and tasty, versions of all of these out there. Not at McD’s though, they serve the worst version of everything, it’s unfood.

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    • nwrd

      oh my goodness. shut up. the world should have quality food everywhere, how could you argue any different?

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      • McPoo's Swallowry

        Boycott MONSANTO and McDon’ts. Since McDon’ts discontinued Asian salad it became even more worthless to me. What a waste of space and construction materials….

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    • Ken

      Well said.

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    • Evan

      McDonalds serves garbage plain and simple…if youre starving and only have 1 dollar you’re better off buying a bunch on bananas or a loaf of bread…Mcdonalds could make things on their menu healthier but they just want to maximize profits…Yes the fat people who eat it al the time are to blame ..but so is the company …Its just evil

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      • Gray

        You need to learn how to do more research…..

        BTW, a bunch of bananas cost MORE than $1 and so does a loaf of bread. Which you’re not going to have a full stomach with bread either way as well.

        There is NO ONE TO BLAME but yourself for the things you eat and for your own health…. McDonalds makes good food. Plain and simple. Is it healthy? No…. but a happy meal or two a month isn’t going to kill you or your kids or make you fat.

        If you knew the actual chemicals found in natural foods you’d also have the same coronary you’re having as well…. there are chemicals in EVERYTHING.

        Of course they want to maximize profits… thats what ANY business wants to do… thats also what EVERYONE wants to do…. we all want more money.

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        • Thank you! McDonalds Is a great company. They care about their customers and employees. All the while trying give you a cheap way of feeding your family with a clean store and free wi-fi. I work there, and eat there everyday. Except I eat salads, snack wraps, and chicken clubs. I am 5’7 and weigh only 120. Im not fat or unhealthy. I do not understand why so many people blame their health and weight problems on McD’s…..

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          • Tony

            Mc Brainwashed

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          • John

            I gotta agree with Evan they shouldn’t be commended for lowering the bar on the standards of foods. Their objective is strictly making money everything else is consequential. In order for other fast food chains to compete they too have to lower their quality as well for the most part because most people aren’t willing to spend more. Evan was not blaming his health on McDonalds anyway just saying that the more heavyset people who frequent McDonalds are supporting their exceedingly lacking quality of food. No reason to eat stuff that is barely suitable for bottom feeders. Why put anymore toxins in your body then you need? You could technically eat McDonalds a bunch and not gain any weight with exercise but that could also mean that you don’t eat enough otherwise. Just because you don’t gain any weight doesn’t mean that there aren’t any detrimental effects. Salads maybe not that bad but the dressing they use is. They probably wouldn’t have introduced them hadn’t people lobbied for them to introduce them. So you see it’s not so much their concern for their customers but more concern for retaining customers.

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          • Dangs

            Youre a retard. That is all.

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          • WhatDidIRead

            ^ Thay call this ‘Stockholm Syndrome’

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  7. Flawed science again, go ahead and read the link to #3 for HFCS (They assumed you wouldn’t), never says IT causes Pancreatic Cancer it says a high glycemic index from various forms of fructose increases the probability. That is a far cry from HFC=Cancer. Also, the McRib is delicious and makes good use of animal parts that would otheriwse be discarded.

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  8. FLB

    Any food chain that claims to server billions daily would have to cut corners in the quality of the food it’s self to meet that goal….. they don’t care what they have to put the food product or who eats it . As long as they keep up with the demand take your money. . But then that’s just it , no matter how pore the quality and how bad it is for you, folks will still pay for it. …….

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  9. natasha

    One mcrib wont kill you from cancer. Eat this thing everyday when it comes out and ya theres a probability of you getting sick. No one forces ypu to eat at mcdicks.. its all about self control which alot of people dont have.. and we all know ot isnt good for us.. but it tastes yummy. I dont like it but I occasionally eat there too.. also, all of those scraps used is beyter then fake stuff
    . At least they are using parts of the animal that would normally be thrown away. In some countrys they eat that stuff all the time.

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    • WhatDidIRead

      FFS. Obviously one McRib isn’t going to give you cancer… Why would that even need to be stated.. who ever said it would? This article is an information piece for people who are curious, and there was also no suggestion people are being forced to eat there. Why would you even bother saying that? It was never even suggested. And tell me how it tastes yummy, but you don’t like it. That makes less cents than a penny. And what is this fake stuff that those bits of unused animal flesh are better than? Again, you are typing out words but they don’t relate to anything in reality. You can’t get faker than a McRib. And the last bit of ‘at least blah blah blah…” Are you serious? Does the fact that someone somewhere else does something legitimize it for you? Because “in some countrys(sic) they eat that all the time?”. That’s a dangerous way to live. I can tell from the quality of your post that you must know which countries eat these particular parts, must have familiarity with various forms of cultural cuisine found around the globe. Or are you just talking out of your arse to defend a sack of shit, sorry excuse for food that people would do well to avoid if they have any semblance of respect for their own bodies? Yeah, the latter, I know.

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      • tom

        wqdidiread: What is ‘FFS’?

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  10. John St John

    I am so glad I stopped patronizing McDonlad’s over 15 years ago now and counting. Bastards are making their own version of Soylent Green.

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  11. Real

    These citations are questionable at best. The dose makes the poison…eating many mcribs and alot of McDonalds will be bad for you and likely carcinogenic, but breaking each ingredient down like you did and linking the harms to poor citations is not the way to argue the point.

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    • John St John

      Let me ask you this Real, are you comfortable eating pseudo food made up of offal and other waste products?

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      • Hans Mans

        She definitely is (typical American): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHf9MNYP-gs

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      • Real

        No, I wish they didn’t exist for anyone. I make all my food from scratch (thankfully I can afford to). But backing up our reasoning for not doing so with unsupported and unreasonable arguments without context will not help educate the reader – they will see these weaknesses and close off from the ideas. For example, I can argue that the sun is carcinogenic, mutagenic, and genotoxic. But this is at high doses and without proper protection, with certain genetic predispositions; rather, reasonable doses are great for our well-being and necessary for our Vitamin D stores. Postassium sorbate is naturally found in fruits like apples and plums – no mention of how much of it is in the pickles is given.

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  12. S.Tilmon

    Democrat Zbigniew Brzezinski: “It is easier to kill one million people, than it is to control them.”

    Kissinger’s 1974 Plan for
    Food Control Genocide

    by Joseph Brewda

    On Dec. 10, 1974, the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger completed a classified 200-page study, “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.” The study falsely claimed that population growth in the so-called Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) was a grave threat to U.S. national security. Adopted as official policy in November 1975 by President Gerald Ford, NSSM 200 outlined a covert plan to reduce population growth in those countries through birth control, and also, implicitly, war and famine. Brent Scowcroft, who had by then replaced Kissinger as national security adviser (the same post Scowcroft was to hold in the Bush administration), was put in charge of implementing the plan. CIA Director George Bush was ordered to assist Scowcroft, as were the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture.

    The bogus arguments that Kissinger advanced were not original. One of his major sources was the Royal Commission on Population, which King George VI had created in 1944 “to consider what measures should be taken in the national interest to influence the future trend of population.” The commission found that Britain was gravely threatened by population growth in its colonies, since “a populous country has decided advantages over a sparsely-populated one for industrial production.” The combined effects of increasing population and industrialization in its colonies, it warned, “might be decisive in its effects on the prestige and influence of the West,” especially effecting “military strength and security.”

    NSSM 200 similarly concluded that the United States was threatened by population growth in the former colonial sector. It paid special attention to 13 “key countries” in which the United States had a “special political and strategic interest”: India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Turkey, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. It claimed that population growth in those states was especially worrisome, since it would quickly increase their relative political, economic, and military strength.

    For example, Nigeria: “Already the most populous country on the continent, with an estimated 55 million people in 1970, Nigeria’s population by the end of this century is projected to number 135 million. This suggests a growing political and strategic role for Nigeria, at least in Africa.” Or Brazil: “Brazil clearly dominated the continent demographically.” The study warned of a “growing power status for Brazil in Latin America and on the world scene over the next 25 years.”

    Food as a weapon

    There were several measures that Kissinger advocated to deal with this alleged threat, most prominently, birth control and related population-reduction programs. He also warned that “population growth rates are likely to increase appreciably before they begin to decline,” even if such measures were adopted.

    A second measure was curtailing food supplies to targetted states, in part to force compliance with birth control policies: “There is also some established precedent for taking account of family planning performance in appraisal of assistance requirements by AID [U.S. Agency for International Development] and consultative groups. Since population growth is a major determinant of increases in food demand, allocation of scarce PL 480 resources should take account of what steps a country is taking in population control as well as food production. In these sensitive relations, however, it is important in style as well as substance to avoid the appearance of coercion.”

    “Mandatory programs may be needed and we should be considering these possibilities now,” the document continued, adding, “Would food be considered an instrument of national power? … Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can’t/won’t control their population growth?”

    Kissinger also predicted a return of famines that could make exclusive reliance on birth control programs unnecessary. “Rapid population growth and lagging food production in developing countries, together with the sharp deterioration in the global food situation in 1972 and 1973, have raised serious concerns about the ability of the world to feed itself adequately over the next quarter of century and beyond,” he reported.

    The cause of that coming food deficit was not natural, however, but was a result of western financial policy: “Capital investments for irrigation and infrastucture and the organization requirements for continuous improvements in agricultural yields may be beyond the financial and administrative capacity of many LDCs. For some of the areas under heaviest population pressure, there is little or no prospect for foreign exchange earnings to cover constantly increasingly imports of food.”

    “It is questionable,” Kissinger gloated, “whether aid donor countries will be prepared to provide the sort of massive food aid called for by the import projections on a long-term continuing basis.” Consequently, “large-scale famine of a kind not experienced for several decades—a kind the world thought had been permanently banished,” was foreseeable—famine, which has indeed come to pass.

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    • S. Tilmon

      The point here is this…the world’s food supply can be tampered with at any time, for any reason, to the detriment of the global family’s health, growth, and future. Chemicals injected & mixed into unhealthy reminants/residual parts & pieces of animal carcasses (scraps), food supplies reduced, and other schemes put into play to fit the ‘powers that be’s’ agenda is not something they just came up with yesterday…as U can see in the ingredients of the McDonalds McRib Sandwich (which has been around for 30 years or so), and endless selections of foods & beverages that we ingest on a daily. …..grow/raise U’r own food people! …….excuse me….I’m gonna be sick!

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  13. Jasper

    As I read this I got hungy, and even thought about going to the mac, but never mind. Actually scary because I want to live healthy, and never have that with other restaurants or food at this time of the day (11:55pm here in the Netherlands).
    I wonder if the food in the McDonalds here complies with the EU-standards. Not that those standards are thát much better?

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    • WhatDidIRead

      Blend a handful of blueberries, raspberries, maybe a blackberry or two, and a large ripe banana with a pint of some pressed apple juice. Chug. You will be satiated and energized, hunger’s ass kicked.

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  14. makersmark547@live.com

    Uh, well when you look at the numbers, maybe it looks bad, but when you look at the actual ingredients individually 99% of them are harmless unless they are in ungodly proportions (we are talking about 50 mcribs a day kind of numbers). Lets face it, everything in this world causes cancer according to some study, from air, to thinking negative thoughts. Take it from a man in the science profession, just because you don’t know what it is, or find the name long and hard to pronounce, doesn’t necessarily make it bad. I am in no way saying it is healthy for you and you should go get a McRib, but seriously, 1 a month, or however many is not going to kill you. Unless you are eating 1 a day, for years, you will be just about fine.

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    • Dangs

      You could smoke a few cigarettes a day as well for 40 years and maybe be ok as well. This is not the point. People are very uninformed and Mcdonalds markets this monstrosity as some hearty sandwich. People are dying 30 years younger than they should be in the states because of fast food and processed food diets. Take your “everything causes cancer” nonsense elsewhere. It is the small, daily doses of poisons such as this Mcrib weapon of mass destruction that is causing cancer. Are you here to defend a sandwich that has 70 ingredients?

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      • tom

        Dear Comrade Dangs: You are being hysterical, but not in a funny way. I suggest you toss your uninformed source that “people are dying 30 years younger than they should be” seek real data and share your sources, not made-up stuff. According to the census bureau, SSA, life insurance actuaries et al we are living longer – twice as long as our cohorts 100 years ago, and you can bet the actuaries have it right or they wouldn’t make a profit.

        That does not ignore that we are obese, diabetic glutinous sloths responsible for habits and the result of them. But that’s not the point being made here.

        Comrade Dangs said: ‘It is the small, daily doses of poisons such as this Mcrib weapon of mass destruction that is causing cancer. Are you here to defend a sandwich that has 70 ingredients?’

        What is the significant of the number of ingredients? Have you ever considered the number of ingredients in a PPJ sandwich if you were to make the P, B and J yourself? If you break it down to the ridiculous like the feds make MickeyD, you’d have 30 or more.

        Just for the fun if it, think of all the ingredients in a #2 writing pencil: The paint, ink, metal band, eraser, wood and ‘lead’. Then break each of those down to their constituents and you’d have well north of 100 components involved in their manufacture. A pencil! The feds make McD do that and you freak out, calling it carcinogenic. What a farce!

        Finally, small, daily doses are the perfect inoculent against nastiness in life: A little radiation from the sun, cellar and interstellar space, a little bacteria from the air, viri from the person next to you and fungi from the walls all keep your immune system working properly. A little arsenic keeps the kidneys and nervous system working, and your body needs sugar, fat and carbs to form muscle, fat, bone and nervous tissue. Those are the main ingredients in a McRib. Focus on that, not the ridiculous.

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        • lemongrass

          I like and agree on the last paragraph. Even every good, clean and fresh food can’t be taken excessively. I mean to say one can’t have just carrots or celery just for every meal, eventhough these are good vege for the body.

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    • ^This. The occasional McDonald’s isn’t going to kill you. We do fast food about once a month with McDonald’s being about half the time (so that’s about 5 or 6 times a year for us). Is it healthy? Goodness, no. But if we die, it won’t be the handful of meals we had at McDonald’s that killed us. Just have some self-control America. :)

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      • Danette

        Well said.

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    • WhatDidIRead

      “everything in this world causes cancer according to some study” No. You were barely two sentences in and you resorted to nonsense in order to give your argument a foundation, then claimed to be ‘a man in the science profession’. No.

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      • tom

        Dear Comrade ‘whadidiread” Google ‘toxicology’ and maybe ‘cancer causes’ and it will become obvious that outside the pseudoscience spewed as knowledge on the web, makersmarkxxx is right: The dose makes the poison. Sites like CE are a meat suit for the herd of nervous nellies looking for the next big thing to fear when it is usually bogus. In reality a little toxin is good for you, we call it the vaccine effect, and it isn’t limited to biologicals. Uranium miners who did NOT smoke live longer than their cohorts in other industries. Uranium mines are high in radon. People go to the merry widow uranium mine in MT to sit in it’s curative radon atmosphere. Germans converted Hitler’s uranium mines into spas to do the same thing. Yet the EPA claims radon is deadly poison and the number one cause of lung cancer. It isn’t. But smoking and radon are another matter. After you google cancer causes you’ll understand why. I wish the EPA publicists and scaremongers would read the superb studies done in the 40s and 50s to learn the real science of ionizing radiation. But they won’t. Because then we wouldn’t need them and they’d be out of a job

        Another example is water: Drinking too much water is fatal: It dilutes electrolytes, which kills in hours. Soaking for long periods in water does the same thing, it just takes longer while precancerous lesions form. If it kills is it toxic? If it caused precancerous lesions is it a carcinogen? Can you live without it? You decide.

        Then there is oxygen, about 16% of the atmosphere by weight. We need it to survive, yet 100% oxygen is deadly, especially at high partial pressures. Ask deep sea divers and fighter pilots about oxygen toxicity, or mothers of preemies: Deadly to some, essential to all. Google it.

        I have many examples but you need to enlighten yourself. Google is your friend.

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      • Lauren

        I agree with you that not everything causes cancer…but I think what he’s trying to say is that now a days there really are talks of even water causing cancer! It sounds ridiculous, but the media does accuse all types of things to cause cancer. And to be quite honest, GMOs are in almost all of our food now, which are extremely cancer-causing components and unfortunately our government will not label GMOs on our food because of the massive profits they earn with Monsanto. So, in a way, all of our food is leading to cancer…next time you go to the grocery store look at the ingredients, anything with “corn” in it has GMOs. It’s scary, but it’s the truth.

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  15. hi, may i know r the fast food co in europe, australia and Sg using different ingredients?

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  16. Lauren

    Unfortunately it is not just McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants that have cancer-causing components. Almost every product in a typical grocery store consists of high fructose corn syrup or wheat, which both consist of GMO’s- cancer causing. The government doesn’t want us knowing that GMO’s are in our daily foods, because they have huge ties with Monsanto (the company who controls GMO’s) in fact, there have been multiple leaders of Monsanto who have bounced back and forth from jobs with the U.S. government! It really is insane when you look into it; it’s not just fast food people…it’s everywhere. Once GMOs are labeled on food, then we can begin tracing the fact that they do indeed link to all forms of cancer. Other countries have banned GMO’s from their food, it’s pretty sad that even Mexico has banned these cancer-causing chemicals and yet the U.S. government continues to hide the truth from us just so they can be wealthier than they already are…

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    • Common Senser

      Sorry but just stating that all GMOs cause cancer is incorrect and ignorant. There are thousands of “genetically-modified organisms” in the marketplace — please describe instances where ANY of them have been shown to cause cancer in anybody, ever. Simply modifying the genetics of an organism does not mean it will cause cancer in somebody if they consume that organism. If you think it does, please explain how.

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      • knowledge

        Please study how the strain of DNA in GMO can be passed to the consumer before commenting. You lack common sense.

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        • Chris

          Coming from a background in microbiology this made me laugh out loud. DNA being transferred from the GMO to humans is NOT possible.

          I don’t know whether you have common sense or not, but you certainly lack an education in the area you are debating…

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        • kswitch

          if it were a matter of common sense, it wouldn’t need to be studied.

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          • tom

            Yeah well, maybe. First define common sense: In this day of specialization and technical language that goes with it I doubt you can. I flew for USAF with US crewmembers and we got comfy with things like not drinking while flying or smoking during aerial refueling. Some might call that common sense. Then I flew for NATO with crewmembers from 16 different nations. The Italians included wine in the box lunches and the Dutch smoked incessantly, especially during refueling. So who’s common sense should we follow?

            In that environment, despite a common technical background we had a different language and cultural background. I might add that the non-English speaking members learned Oxford English, foreign territory for many Yanks. The Turks and Norwegians were quite careful to ensure we understood each other in routine conversation, but the Canadians, Yanks and Britts had quite a go of if because we used the same words that meant different things, like ‘boot’ of a car, ‘alighting gear’ of the aircraft, inflammable for stuff that burns instead of flammable, the list is long. Then there is the issue of which side of the road to drive on.

            Second, many things we think are common sense aren’t, they are just old wives tales and urban legends hiding our ignorance. Then there are the things we think we have proven right but really aren’t. Ulcers are a perfect example where we thought they were food related, but a voice from the back of the room kept yelling ‘bullshit and I have proof’ until about 20 years ago when someone studied it and found that guy was right: We are suddenly all experts on H. Pylori, a bacteria that neutralizes stomach acid as it burrows into the stomach lining, causing ulcers. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori

            Then there are the religions. If you compare the ideas of Mother Theresa to those of a Ku Klux Klan member, there are enough differences to wonder how we could call them the same sect. But many do.

            I’m not defending the tomfoolery that CE banties about as ‘science. ‘ Theirs is a special case where the headlines claim ‘associations, or correlations with’ and other distant and incredible leaps of logic without actually providing the statistical associations and correlations, because in most cases, the proof is scant. Then there is the scientific method, which sets out to DISPROVE a hypothesis, not to prove it. If research cannot disprove the hypothesis it might be true, but we can never be sure because we don’t know what we don’t know. CE writers headline the opposite: A dead giveaway that their science is to prove a point or sell screed, not to find the truth.

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        • tom

          Dear ‘knowledge’, what screed do you recommend studying? Yours is a pointless point without a point to a reference. And define ‘common sense.’ I bet you can’t.

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