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This is what Chicken McNuggets look like -- Seriously!

10/04/10

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This photo below has been extensively passed around the web today, and for good reason: it's a peak into the rarely-seen world of mechanically separated meat, or Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR).

Fooducate writes:

Folks, this is mechanically separated chicken, an invention of the late 20th century. Someone figured out in the 1960's that meat processors can eek out a few more percent of profit from chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100% clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.

This paste goes on to become the main ingredient in many a hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc...

The industry calls this method AMR - Advanced Meat Recovery.

Once the "chicken" has been processed, it has to be soaked in ammonia (to kill all the bacteria), then flavoring has to be added (because otherwise it tastes like s**t), and it has to be dyed, because people would freak out if their McNuggets were cremed-strawberry colored (the color of flesh and blood).

And then you feed it to small children.  Scary!

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gross

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what can I say? anyone reading or seeing this and has childen and buys them chicken McNuggets I give up....
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Gross. There is pretty much no limit to the dollar

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this totally grosses me out, I don't even like to see the photo on the front page. Yuck. Can't imagine feeding that pile of .... to my child, or anyone else.

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Disgusting.

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What's so gross about it? I looks like strawberry sherbet. http://s1.hubimg.com/u/2640520_f260.jpg

It's funny how people respond so negative about what goes on behind-the-scenes of food processing plants. The History Channel has a show called Modern Marvels which actually walks you through the manufacturing of hot dogs, snacks, diary products and other foods.

Their show is a lot more balanced than this one photo and unconfirmed article. These scare tactics are not going to stop people from eating processed foods.

In fact, it's really a waste of time, money, energy and resources for both the author and the reader.

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Too true.

Its one thing to think this is gross.... Its another to propagate very biased information throughout the internet. It doesn't happen often, but when it does... well, for shame!

That modern marvels show is good stuff. Also the food network has many shows which reveal the beautiful 'secrets' of processed food.

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Doesn't it look like soft serve strawberry ice cream to anyone else? I agree the process (especially the ammonia bath) is disgusting, but the picture is not very effective for impact. Perhaps the bones being processed would drive home the unhealthy message better. My first thought - honestly - when I glanced at the picture was, "Oooo ice cream! rats! can't eat that, it's dairy!" I had to be directed back by a link from the title. *shrug* I absolutely agree that it's shameful to feed this to children - but the photo just doesn't rock me.

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I feel for the other earthlings on this planet, how would you like to be a chicken these days? Humans are the cancer to this planet, if you go on the web to see the earth from space at night you can see the progression of the cancer on the continents.

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I am an artist and I stand out side the box and look in, I have made many changes in my life so I do not contribute to the destruction of life forms and the planet. I was working construction in one of the mowed down habitats of other earthlings, patching a concrete warehouse, a couple deer came on the construction site, it was a doe and a yearling fawn. They stood on top of a large berm of dirt looking over what use to be their home. I watched them trotting towards a highly populated area. After work I entered the free way, there laid the doe on in the road. We have polluted the water, the air and the land. We need to respect the earth and the air we breath not to mention other life forms. I am on my way off this planet and tomorrow wouldn't be soon enough. So you just keep throwing your plastic containers, and toxic batteries in the garbage under the sink, and if you see a coon crossing the road at night swerve to kill it. If you have a storm drain near your house dump some good ole antifreeze down it to kill off the fish. Keep driving the old beater car that leaks oil on the pavement which all ends up in the water ways. Who the heck care's? And another thing keep buying processed meats in the grocery store, it is toxic to and the treatment of the animal we kill to eat is disgusting!

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*shakes his head*

I don't see the scary or bad thing about the processing method.

it's done by machines: no manual labor takes places which could accidentally introduce some virus/germ in the food we get to eat (think a fancy restaurant with all natural food and the waiter spits in your food without you ever knowing, is it ok? I'm ok with a process that ensures 100% this won't happen by removing the human element)

it scrapes all possible meat off the bone: here we have 2 positive things. One - we don't get to chew bone (personally I don't like although it's supposedly good) and two - no meat is wasted (manual labor industry wastes enough meat a year to feed the whole of starving Africa for 6 months)

meat surface is bacteria-free: so no strange bacteria gets added to my naturally occurring stomach flora that could upset it (well, more than it already is anyway).

Ok, so I'm not all that into the artificial coloring since I don't trust industrial food colorants (and I don't mind the real color of meat & stuff - often chicken or fish I buy from farms have the 'natural' color too) but I don't see the huge problem since colorants have been in over 80% of foodstuff (meat or not) for so many years and yet people manage to pull through.

Personally I eat meat very rarely but frankly, I find it reassuring to find out that McDonalds still uses real meat for these things. Until recently, I dreaded the chicken nuggets because I was convinced that there's a real strange leftovers mix in the background.

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addition: I really don't like attempts at scare tactics. It's cheap and anyway this was so transparent (basically you put words like scary, gross or throw in a chemical name aside a process that's actually efficient and positive and hope for people to fall for it).

Scare tactics do have another characteristic: they don't offer a solution. You can tell an article that's trying to gratuitously scare you because in the end all you're left with is The Fear, not a solution.

So what would the author suggest we do to solve the issue at hand? (in fact, what is the issue anyway?)

- don't eat meat: would work and I'm all for it, I do try to eat less and less meat. If it weren't for the utter lack of genetically unaltered vegetables, I would probably have stopped eating meat a long time ago. However, meat is necessary for me atm and I don't think one can simply change the eating habits of the world at gun point

- barring the above, what else? This meat processing (if true) is actually one of the best I've heard about. It's clean, efficient, doesn't waste meat and (apparently) doesn't imply health risks (aside from the colorant). Unlike salami (which is made from animal leftovers, sometime including skin and hooves), the nuggets are just actual meat. Kindof appealing (sure, I'm biased, I only like chiken and fish and I dread pork and beef).

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I really did not understand what is it before reading the title. But nevertheless it look like an ice-cream or like a zephyr. Pretty and pink :)

Best regards, resume writer

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I guess the one thing I don't like is what happens before the meat hits the restaurant. Like cutting off the beaks of the chicken and installing a tube to feed. They are kept in the dark and are not allowed to move about and in forty eight days they are killed.

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It seems to me that many are missing the real point of the article. I believe it brings to light some of what is really happening behind the scenes in our food industry (Not what they sensationalize on TV food shows).

I encourage readers to click on the link of "mechanically separated meat" and read what our own government is involved in...i.e. BSE/salmonella outbreaks, etc.

If you really want the "truth", go to the USDA website and look up information on what's allowed in our food supply (ppm of bugs, etc).

Just thought for food!!

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that pink stuff is chicken?? Glad I am vegetarian and lovin it!!
Like your comments irondan

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Irondan, as much as your fabricated portrayal of modern day Bambi is(n't) heart-wrenching, realize that deer overpopulation is a major problemin many areas, ranging from the midwest to upstate New York, because of a decline in their natural predators. And how do you know it was the same doe, did you stop and take the time to tag it? And please learn the language we've all agreed upon. Reading your typos made my head hurt.
Humans have affected the world's ecosystems, for sure, but we will not 'annihilate the earth'. There have been over 30 extinction events in the history of Earth, and each time, obviously, something has survived, then thrived. So yes, we may make it miserable for ourselves, and maybe a bit for the very few species that humans take the time to "care" about, but even in the event of a nuclear war, something, perhaps sulfur-feeding bacteria living in an ocean-floor thermal vent, would survive, and life would evolve again. As for the human population, I agree that overpopulation is a problem. Scientists estimate that the planet's carrying capacity for humans is between 10-12 billion, and once it's hit, you'll the see a drastic reduction in population due to famine, disease, or something similar. The planet will take care of itself when it needs to. Until then, I'm going to enjoy my time here at the top of the food chain, and use the omnivorous dentition we all have for what it's evolved to do: eat plants AND meat. Enjoy!

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I really hope all vegans don't have this much of a 'holier than thou' attitude. It's as bad as having someone's religious or political ideals shoved upon me.

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Hey Dickweed:

What are you doing trolling on a vegan website and complaining when vegans say they don't like the kind of crap you eat so much?

Have a happy heart attack.

Namaste.

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Mostly because I'm amused by the fear-mongering, propaganda-driven vegetarian cult that's going on here, and the brainless comments left by its members. And partly to get a rise out of a troglodyte like you. Thanks for the laugh :)

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Okay, just to be clear, you're self-confessed FOS and just here to make trouble. That's fine. Happy to know who you are. And now the rest of us do, too. Asshole.

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The reason for this photo is to show you how removed from reality the food processors are bringing people. Yes it looks pretty, like pink paste but what is it really?
Ground up animals, some healthier than others and all surely had miserable lives worse than any slavery.
So is it OK to eat the past as long as you color, scent and call it an attractive name?
Close your eyes to reality, look at the pretty pictures they give you and smells they provide.
All you have at risk is cancer, diabetes and numerous other maladies.
All so they can profit and make lots and lots of dollars from your and the animals suffering.

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YUM!!
I don't really care how they make those tastey little morsels of delicious chickin heaven. I just want the seasoned flavor to explode in my mouth. I'm sure you will all out live me by a year or two, but damn it I want to enjoy my flavor filled, animals with a face eating, red dye number 32 ingesting life style.

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Hey Feemie! You can replace out-living you by a couple of years with a couple of decades easily, on average.
If you don't care, then you are careless and being careless leads to accidents with your health.
Take Care!

There is no difference between you and a Vegan. The vegan is educated differently.
A meal for me used to be two big macs and a coke.

If you know more you make better decisions. Even so you have to find the inner drive to really find what is best for you in all respects.
Then you need the discipline to follow what you know.

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As someone who is new to being vegan, I have to say, what drove me insane when I was going through my own personal discovery process, was the extremest propaganda that I found on most vegan sites. Before I made my decision to become vegan, I just wanted to know the truth about certain things, but it seems as though so many vegan sites go to great lengths to scare people or exaggerate claims that are either not true or are a mixture of true and false information, with the obvious intent of only showing the side that strengthens their position. Finding an honest vegan site that is honest and credible is a REALLY HARD thing to find!

The "truth" about your title is that McDonalds has not made McNuggets this way since 2003, nearly 8 years ago.

If you are going to make claims like you made in the title, please make sure that it is in fact, true. If it is not, then your site loses credibility and just makes all us vegans look like fanatics. A vegan lifestyle is strong enough to stand on the truth, it does not need your "help" in lying to people.

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Phenomenal! I'm not a vegetarian or a vegan, but I respect the hell out of you for having this view.

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This is true about the extreme nature of many websites. I understand how frustrating it can be to explain to people the toxic nature of food today. Unfortunately, the situation is so big that it sparks great passion in those that want to help others. You feel helpless almost. I find that when I discuss these things with my patients, many are flabbergasted and others just look at me in disbelief. We are behind the eight ball in getting the word out about how adulterated the food supply is in the USA and this makes sense that many people would tend toward the extreme.

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This is really disgusting. So unhealthy for people. It is very shameful work.

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Didn't anyone notice that the photo shows a hand scraping the stuff directly into a cardboard box? That can't be food... the processed chicken would have to be refrigerated; so unless that box was lined with foil or plastic, which is not so in this photo, it is doubtful that this is a legitimate photo of processed chicken...

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It could be wax coated cardboard to be frozen and used later. You know, Like the ones they give you at take out!

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Lips and anuses, that's what those are. Wouldn't ammonia kill someone? Jeez, how did I ever eat this junk, oh yeah....with MSG bumped up sauces. My mind is in hyperemesis mode now.

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Why do vegetarians automatically assume that all people who eat meat would choose to eat "mechanically separated meat" products? I am a meat eater. I'm not ashamed to eat meat. I buy good quality meat from the same shops many of you go to to buy your chosen food products. Unfortunately, many vegetarians flatter themselves into believing they are somehow superior in their ethics. That is rubbish. Humans are meant to eat meat. We are physically constructed to eat meat (just look at our teeth) as well as vegetables (I love vegetables as much as meat and I keep two large allotments to grow my vegetables). If you want to eat only vegetables as your diet then do so. A question I have is this. Why, on a site dedicated to vegetarianism, do you even need to discuss meat at all? Surely you have what you want...a site dedicated to vegetarianism. My guess is that many of you struggle to stay in your ivory towers whilst secretly craving chewing on a piece of succulant steak! Vegetarianism is a brilliant concept but it's a shame it has been hijacked by a load of nuts who would be better suited to reclassifying their vegetarianism as a religion. Oh, and before you try and lamely attack me for coming on this site (because I am the evil meat eater) I actually came to see some ideas and get further understanding to enhance my diet with a broader selection of food. Its a shame that what Iv'e found here are a load of idiots who learn nothing because they are busy waving their fingers at other people.

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Maybe you are secretly wishing to be vegetarian, and that's why you feel the need to "lamely attack" us on our site. We don't believe our ethics are superior, we know they are because many of us used to be caught up in the same cycle as you, and that is why we changed. The only thing that has been hijacked is your mind by the meat industry who profits from making people like you believe that your learned habit of eating meat justifies herding tortured, hormone injected animals into small cages or spaces and making them suffer because some spoiled brat in Omaha only wants to eat half of their dead chicken or cow, discarding the rest, for the umpteenth time. Would you criticise someone for opposing the eating of cats or dogs?

Meat is an inefficient form of protein that was fine for early people living in the wilderness who only took what they needed when they couldn't grow vegetables. We only need 30% of total calories daily as protein, and that can be obtained from plants. Today its all about suffering and profit from over consumption generated by the meat industry. Vegetarians have simply discovered that we don't have to have meat to survive, and refuse to fund the greedy industry. Stop "waving your finger" at us, pick the rotted meat out of your fangs, and try having a meat constipated dump somewhere else.

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1) I am as much a vegetarian as you. I bet I eat as many vegetables as anyone on this site.

2) Your site? So you think calling yourself a vegetarian gives you ownership of something?

3) "We don't believe our ethics are superior, we know they are" GET SERIOUS

4) "many of us used to be caught up in the same cycle as you, and that is why we changed." You just left one form of control and landed right into the hand of another. I CHOOSE to eat a wider variety of food than you because I want to and I believe it is right to.

5) "The only thing that has been hijacked is your mind by the meat industry who profits from making people like you believe that your learned habit of eating meat justifies herding tortured, hormone injected animals into small cages or spaces and making them suffer because some spoiled brat in Omaha only wants to eat half of their dead chicken or cow, discarding the rest, for the umpteenth time." you really are showing what an emotional bag of fluff you are. When did I promote cruelty to animals? You won't win an argument with a cry-baby outburst of blackmail!

6) "Would you criticise someone for opposing the eating of cats or dogs?" Again your question shows what a poor argument you offer. Why don't you find something factual to accuse me of doing/saying that proves I am in support of cruelty? I will tell you why...because I never said any of that!

7) "Meat is an inefficient form of protein that was fine for early people living in the wilderness who only took what they needed when they couldn't grow vegetables." FACT, Meat IS an efficient form of protein. FACT, both meat and vegetables would have been sought.

8) "We only need 30% of total calories daily as protein, and that can be obtained from plants." So what makes you think you are justified to kill plants? There are some idiots who believe plants have the sense of pain. So what do you say if I suggest you are a carrot killer?

9) "Today its all about suffering and profit from over consumption generated by the meat industry." You really need to stop generalising. I don't promote cruelty or greed. If you object so much to the way your country does business why don't you do something democratic instead of rant about it in you special club? You have just as much right as anybody to campaign!

10) "Vegetarians have simply discovered that we don't have to have meat to survive, and refuse to fund the greedy industry." Vegetable prices are just as overinflated as meat prices.

11) "Stop "waving your finger" at us, pick the rotted meat out of your fangs, and try having a meat constipated dump somewhere else." This is your defining moment. I brush my teeth and maintain good hygiene. You on the other hand resort to abuse because you have ROT in your head...it's called hatred! OH and here's a little morsel of FACT for you. There are fruits and vegetables that can cause constipation. Don't panic though, as your verbal diarrhoea shows you don't have a problem...yet! Have a good life!

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1) I am as much a vegetarian as you. I bet I eat as many vegetables as anyone on this site.

2) Your site? So you think calling yourself a vegetarian gives you ownership of something?

3) "We don't believe our ethics are superior, we know they are" GET SERIOUS

4) "many of us used to be caught up in the same cycle as you, and that is why we changed." You just left one form of control and landed right into the hand of another. I CHOOSE to eat a wider variety of food than you because I want to and I believe it is right to.

5) "The only thing that has been hijacked is your mind by the meat industry who profits from making people like you believe that your learned habit of eating meat justifies herding tortured, hormone injected animals into small cages or spaces and making them suffer because some spoiled brat in Omaha only wants to eat half of their dead chicken or cow, discarding the rest, for the umpteenth time." you really are showing what an emotional bag of fluff you are. When did I promote cruelty to animals? You won't win an argument with a cry-baby outburst of blackmail!

6) "Would you criticise someone for opposing the eating of cats or dogs?" Again your question shows what a poor argument you offer. Why don't you find something factual to accuse me of doing/saying that proves I am in support of cruelty? I will tell you why...because I never said any of that!

7) "Meat is an inefficient form of protein that was fine for early people living in the wilderness who only took what they needed when they couldn't grow vegetables." FACT, Meat IS an efficient form of protein. FACT, both meat and vegetables would have been sought.

8) "We only need 30% of total calories daily as protein, and that can be obtained from plants." So what makes you think you are justified to kill plants? There are some idiots who believe plants have the sense of pain. So what do you say if I suggest you are a carrot killer?

9) "Today its all about suffering and profit from over consumption generated by the meat industry." You really need to stop generalising. I don't promote cruelty or greed. If you object so much to the way your country does business why don't you do something democratic instead of rant about it in you special club? You have just as much right as anybody to campaign!

10) "Vegetarians have simply discovered that we don't have to have meat to survive, and refuse to fund the greedy industry." Vegetable prices are just as overinflated as meat prices.

11) "Stop "waving your finger" at us, pick the rotted meat out of your fangs, and try having a meat constipated dump somewhere else." This is your defining moment. I brush my teeth and maintain good hygiene. You on the other hand resort to abuse because you have ROT in your head...it's called hatred! OH and here's a little morsel of FACT for you. There are fruits and vegetables that can cause constipation. Don't panic though, as your verbal diarrhoea shows you don't have a problem...yet! Have a good life!

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1) I am as much a vegetarian as you. I bet I eat as many vegetables as anyone on this site.

2) Your site? So you think calling yourself a vegetarian gives you ownership of something?

3) "We don't believe our ethics are superior, we know they are" GET SERIOUS

4) "many of us used to be caught up in the same cycle as you, and that is why we changed." You just left one form of control and landed right into the hand of another. I CHOOSE to eat a wider variety of food than you because I want to and I believe it is right to.

5) "The only thing that has been hijacked is your mind by the meat industry who profits from making people like you believe that your learned habit of eating meat justifies herding tortured, hormone injected animals into small cages or spaces and making them suffer because some spoiled brat in Omaha only wants to eat half of their dead chicken or cow, discarding the rest, for the umpteenth time." you really are showing what an emotional bag of fluff you are. When did I promote cruelty to animals? You won't win an argument with a cry-baby outburst of blackmail!

6) "Would you criticise someone for opposing the eating of cats or dogs?" Again your question shows what a poor argument you offer. Why don't you find something factual to accuse me of doing/saying that proves I am in support of cruelty? I will tell you why...because I never said any of that!

7) "Meat is an inefficient form of protein that was fine for early people living in the wilderness who only took what they needed when they couldn't grow vegetables." FACT, Meat IS an efficient form of protein. FACT, both meat and vegetables would have been sought.

8) "We only need 30% of total calories daily as protein, and that can be obtained from plants." So what makes you think you are justified to kill plants? There are some idiots who believe plants have the sense of pain. So what do you say if I suggest you are a carrot killer?

9) "Today its all about suffering and profit from over consumption generated by the meat industry." You really need to stop generalising. I don't promote cruelty or greed. If you object so much to the way your country does business why don't you do something democratic instead of rant about it in you special club? You have just as much right as anybody to campaign!

10) "Vegetarians have simply discovered that we don't have to have meat to survive, and refuse to fund the greedy industry." Vegetable prices are just as overinflated as meat prices.

11) "Stop "waving your finger" at us, pick the rotted meat out of your fangs, and try having a meat constipated dump somewhere else." This is your defining moment. I brush my teeth and maintain good hygiene. You on the other hand resort to abuse because you have ROT in your head...it's called hatred! OH and here's a little morsel of FACT for you. There are fruits and vegetables that can cause constipation. Don't panic though, as your verbal diarrhoea shows you don't have a problem...yet! Have a good life!

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Have you seen the top of this site? It says vegsource, so what did you expect? You really are desperate.

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LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL Whatever gets you through the night Sameat. You have your head so far up your arse you can enjoy your meat twice. Troll on now...

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I'm 71. I ate the standard meat-centered American diet for the first 50 yrs of my life. Since then, I've followed a mainly vegetarian, and for the last 16 yrs, a mainly vegan diet. I love it. Last night, a kind-hearted neighbor brought me over a container of stir-fried chicken she made. It was mostly chicken. This morning, as I recover from 7 broken ribs, I tried some. One bite was enough. I spit it out, and the dish is now in the garbage. What's that tell you, carnivores? I don't even like chicken, or beef, or pork. Knowing the health risks associated with eating those items, why would I?

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Hey, as far as calling the group involved in this site nuts...
I became a vegan in 1980, and did not know anyone else that was one. I did not even know that is what people called this type of diet. I am amazed and pleased that there is a culture of educated people finding the right way to eat.

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You can rag all you want about the way they process meat, but the next time you find yourself at Whole Foods with a cart full of faux soy meat products, remember: they process vegan food too.

In fact, processed food isn't really very healthy. It doesn't matter if you get it from McDonald's or from the Vegan Thai place in your neighborhood.

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Right you are, pix. From what I've read, and from my own knowledge of chemistry, a whole foods vegan diet is clearly the best. I even stay away from soy milk, because it's a processed, nutrient deficient food, and, it's very expensive. Lots of vegan foods are really junk food, stripped of the nutrients in their natural form. Another thing I avoid are oils, including those in potato chips and french fries, etc.

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This is pretty gross, but I have to admit, if they had pictures of what all the fake meat looks like before it is made, we would all be grossed out too. Especially Quorn, even though that stuff is AMAZING.

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I see all these pictures people put up on the reg. Doesnt honestly phase me. Yes it is gross looking but its all cooked and doesnt kill you. Im not obese, I'm actually in great shape and I eat meat all the time. Not only that but I eat fast food. Even that movie of KFC's Chicken did not stop me from later that night enjoying a tasteful double down chicken sandwich! I enjoyed every bite and after seeing this I am going to McDonald's to enjoy me some nuggets so all of you enjoy your "veggie crap" seriously ENJOY!

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I see all these pictures people put up on the reg. Doesnt honestly phase me. Yes it is gross looking but its all cooked and doesnt kill you. Im not obese, I'm actually in great shape and I eat meat all the time. Not only that but I eat fast food. Even that movie of KFC's Chicken did not stop me from later that night enjoying a tasteful double down chicken sandwich! I enjoyed every bite and after seeing this I am going to McDonald's to enjoy me some nuggets so all of you enjoy your "veggie crap" seriously ENJOY!

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Let's see, number one cause of death in the US is heart disease, number one cause of heart disease is cholesterol. Cholesterol only found in animal products. Simple, the more you know, the wiser the decisions you make.
Smoking used to be really popular too!

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MEATeater25, why bother here? There's clearly nothing for you here. You want to eat meat, knock yourself out. (Figuratively. Don't worry about doing it literally, the meat will eventually take care of that.) Just know that you're not in great shape. You're destroying your body, your capacity, your health, with each processed meat product you enjoy. But do you have something to prove? If so you're failing to prove it. Did you really want to be just a stone in someone's shoe?

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Really? Its called balance, having a Balanced Diet of many things. Yes I eat salad all the time but its just one part of my meal. After I like to enjoy meat nothing wrong with that crazy train (d1). Anyways the point I am proving is that my whole family for generations has NOT been obese or out of shape like u just accused. But they work out every morning and have all lived long healthy lives. Also d1! I am not over exaggerating any of this and NO I'm not lying and NO I'm not trying to even argue with you because obviously you think your some kind of hardass over the internet because u spend half your life looking up interesting facts so when you got in arguments with people like me you could beat them. CONGRATS!!!

Oh and back to the point...I am not trying to prove anything to anyone all I am doing is taking advantage of my freedom of speech and voicing my opinion. Which is that people only live one life and might as well enjoy it to its full potential!

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MEATeaster25-
"Which is that people only live one life and might as well enjoy it to its full potential!"


It's too bad animals give their lives just so you can live yours to the fullest.

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Top. Of. The. Food. Chain.

You blame a lion for taking a zebra's life? Stop being a judgmental idiot.

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I'm not the idiot, clearly you are.

Lions are carnivores, they have to kill animals to live. Humans are omnivores, except we have a choice on what we can eat. Meat is not essential to our diet. There are plenty vegetarians/vegans out there to prove that.

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Sheesh. This may not even be worth explaining to you, since you've missed the point twice, but a predator does not have a moral obligation to its prey. Whether the organisms I choose to eat are animal or plant, I'm not going to take into account a cow's desire not to become my dinner just as a lion wouldn't take into account a zebra's desire not to become its dinner, nor would you take into account a pod of peas' desire not to become a part of your monochromatic diet. To do so would be folly, in any case.

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Ok, If you were God what would you want yourself to eat?
Or, as space is infinate, there are more inteligent creatures somewhere out there. A more evolved species. Would it be fine for them to put us in cages, milk us and eat us?

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MATTHEW 14:16-19
16 But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat."
17 And they said to Him, "We have here only five loaves and two FISH."
18 He said, "Bring them here to Me."
19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two FISH, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.


...would God provide fish to his people if He wouldn't eat it himself? You tell me.

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News flash: Genesis 1 :30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." And it was so.
Hey, it is the oldest law known to man.

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Who are you to give meaning to something beyond the scope of what you know? Maybe if that is all he ate that was like a vegetarian now. Now we know what you need to eat and how to get it. Now those who eat meat keep animals in a way that they are not treated like living creatures of God's creation. They are treated like a means of obtaining money. Not as lives.

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Ok so the alien thing maybe little too much for science? How about evolution? So we as humans are at the forfront. Let's say millions of years from now there is a more evolved being that decides that we would make good eating. Would that be OK just as we decide less evolved creatures are fair game?
Just trying to cover both religeious and scientific bases.
Meat is dead, how healthy can it be to eat death? Not to mention the illnesses that animal has/had.

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Funny, my comment exposing the above photo as a fake has been moderated and no longer appears. That picture isn't of meat. Look at the picture in a hex editor and see what the camera that took it marks as a file name!

LOL. Too much.

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This was my original comment:


That is not a picture of McNuggets or is used in McNuggets - guaranteed! It's not even a meat plant. McNuggets are made from the same white meat you'd find at your grocer. There are meat recovery processes but they don't look like this.

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Your original post was removed because you're a troll, and claiming the photo was fake without any evidence for same. Your claim that "THIS SITE IS TRYING TO TRICK YOU" is a bit of nonsense.

Do a google image search for "advance meat recovery" and you will see dozens of photos similar to the one above, but from different plants.

The same photo in this article was displayed along with many other similar photos here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/04/mechanically-separated-meat-chicken-mcnugget-photo_n_749893.html

Scroll down on the page and check out the photos.

You can also see Jamie Oliver showing kids how advanced meat recover is done, from his show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9B7im8aQjo

Same process, and looks the same as photo above, just to clear up the nonsense you're selling.

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Hey Food man, just falling back on your vast knowledge, what do they use the pink goo for?
I know they use the really sick and rotten animal bodies for dog/cat food, but what to they use the pretty pink stuff for?

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The name fast food is incorrect. It's slow processed muck. The world demands more but not quality. If we want to have the cancer rate go down we need to bring are kids up right.

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My concern about animals being used as food, clothing, entertainment & used in science experiments is the element of suffering caused to the creatures.
Also, the environmental impact that having so much animal wastage pumped into the environment will cause? What will happen to all the waste created from these animal farms? Yes they give hormones to most animals bred for consumption, they also give them antibiotics to stop infections & illness spreading due to conditions being bad for the animals due to overcrowding & lack of sanitation. Most factory farms want to make the best profit possible, so rarely have vet call-outs. Overcrowded pigs often get ruptures & turmors on their bodies & resort to cannibalism out of boredom & stress & still use these sick & stressed animals for human consumption. Cows with mastitis & pus are still milked. Most animals are not dead when the meat processing begins (skinning & deboning the carcass). Some have their throat cut & are just left hanging as some abbitoirs collect the blood as well. Diseases are born & spread through incorrect disposal of factory wastes including carcasses..the result Pfisteria being one dangerous bacterium. And of course those farm hands that are unnecessarily cruel to the poor animals...bred only to be killed for mans profit, should be ashamed. Some of the violence displayed is brutal to say the least. Sad in a way we have become so self absorbed we cant see anothers pain & suffering, no matter what the species is. This planet was meant to be shared, not ruled over by overlords leaving other living beings in fear. I do not think my self any better than anyone else. I have what everyone else has on this planet, a choice, & I choose a different path to eleviate the suffering of others. Thats all.

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i honestly thought it was gum...like hubba bubba or something.

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Yes, that really is disgusting. Looks like yogurt. Ewwww