So you like to eat at McDonald’s? Well, you might want to skip your next Happy Meal after this one.
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Owner and operator of Balanced Health Chiropractic in Anchorage, Alaska, Jennifer Lovdahl, claims that she has a six-year-old Happy Meal from McDonald’s. She posted on Facebook that she bought the meal in 2010 at the famous fast-food restaurant and left it untouched for six years.
Based on her Facebook post, Lovdahl only did it as a form of experiment to prove how “unhealthy” the food is. Along with her text post were photos to support her story that the fries and nuggets inside the Happy Meal box were indeed six years old.
However, the authenticity of the photos are still in question, since there’s no definitive way for everyone to know if the meal itself was truly bought six years ago. In defense, McDonald’s issued a response through an online Q & A, insisting that their food could actually rot.
It needs a bunch of environmental factors like moisture in the air for the mold formation to take place. Asked about the numerous experiments that try to prove their products don’t undergo decomposition, the fast-food giant says, “Most likely, this is because the food has dehydrated before any visible deterioration could occur.”
It is important to take note, however, that most of these experiments have little to no clear explanation of how they did the research, making them incomplete and unreliable.
Nevertheless, it is still advisable to take these studies as a warning about the dangers of eating too much fast food.