chef Jamie Oliver has won his long-fought battle against one of the
largest fast food chains in the world – McDonalds. After Oliver showed
how McDonald’s hamburgers are made, the franchise finally announced that
it will change its recipe, and yet there was
barely a peep about this
in the mainstream, corporate media.
Oliver repeatedly explained to the public, over several years – in documentaries, television shows and interviews – that
the fatty parts of beef are “washed” in ammonium hydroxide and used in
the filling of the burger.
Before this process, according to the
presenter, the food is deemed unfit for human consumption. According
to the chef and hamburger enthusiast, Jamie Oliver, who has undertaken a
war against the fast food industry,
“Basically, we’re taking a product
that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process,
is being given to human beings.”
low quality of the meat, the ammonium hydroxide is harmful to health.
Oliver famously coined this the “the pink slime process.”
“Why would any sensible human being put meat filled with ammonia in the mouths of their children?” Oliver asked.
one of his colorful demonstrations, Oliver demonstrates to children how
nuggets are made. After selecting the best parts of the chicken, the
remains (fat, skin and internal organs) are processed for these fried
the United States, however, Burger King and Taco Bell had already
abandoned the use of ammonia in their products. The food industry uses
ammonium hydroxide as an anti-microbial agent in meats, which has
allowed McDonald’s to use otherwise “inedible meat.”
disturbing of all is the horrifying fact that because ammonium hydroxide
is considered part of the “component in a production procedure” by the
USDA, consumers may not know when the chemical is in their food.