Monday, July 1, 2013

Fast Food Hamburgers Are Only 7% Meat

This is the last straw,  I'm cutting myself off the rest of the way from fast food.

8 different popular fast food hamburger brands were tested using histologic methods. The burgers were evaluated for water content by weight and then microscopically to verify tissue types. An additional test known as Glial fibrillary acidic protein staining was used to test for brain tissue. We’ll give you the good news first, none of the eight samples had brains in them. Unfortunately that is as good as it gets.

The mean water weight of the burgers was about 50%. Now for the strange part, actual meat content in the burgers ranged from 2.1% to 14.8 percent. That’s right, the product that you are expecting to get is only 2-14% of what you really think it is!

What made up the rest of the burger you ask? Well a variety of fun and interesting tissue types were found. The tissues found other than skeletal muscle tissue aka meat, were connective tissue, blood vessels, peripheral nerve, adipose tissue, plant material, cartilage, and bone. That’s not all folks, also found in some of the burgers were intracellular parasites known as Sarcocystis.

Source and more at REALFARMACY


Joanne Casey said...

good old lips n arseholes

David said...

My food choices are getting to be very limited. Look at corn for example, over 90% of it in the states is GMO and produces pesticides in ones gut! :(