February 1, 2012 | 6:00am
If you haven't seen this picture already, it's your (un)lucky day. It's the dreaded "Pink Slime" -- mechanically separated chicken cleaned with ammonia hydroxide, And according to Internet reports early last year, your McDonald's chicken nuggets were made out of the pink paste.
controversial "pink slime" has been earning its fair share of negative publicity after Naked Chef Jamie Oliver
made his own pink chicken slime in a food processor on his TV show Food Revolution back in 2010 (which you can watch here
and again when he brought a couple butchers onto the show to explain "Finely Textured Lean Beef Trimmings" here
Last Friday, The Daily Mail
reported that the fast food giant McDonald's, along with Burger King and Taco Bell, will no longer be using the beef filler in their products. Score one for Jamie Oliver! It may have been safe to eat but it's pretty gross.
On another fast food-related note: Have you ever wondered what exactly those fast food burgers are doing to your blood?
A good friend of mine who happens to be studying nutrition at ASU decided to do a little experiment. It involved him eating an Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger value meal from Jack in the Box (which does not fill their burgers with the pink stuff) and then having his blood drawn. It's pretty gross and it might make you rethink consuming close to 1700 calories and 90 grams of fat in one sitting.
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