Michael Pollan, professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, is an author, activist and journalist. Most of his researches are focused on the industrial food chain.
He constantly explains how cooking your own food can be one of the easiest and most important thing people can do to improve their health, support communities, fix the modern food system and most important, learn how not to depend on large corporations. Michael Pollan is a world famous food activist.
In the video below you can see his illustration of McDonald’s insisting on the use of Russet Burbank Potatoes, a kind of unusually long and difficult to grow potatoes, cultivated in America.
The company insists that these potatoes have no blemishes, which is hard to believe, because this kind usually suffers from Net Necrosis, which causes spots and blemishes on the potatoes.
This makes the potatoes look inattractive, and McDonald’s does not buy them, so the only solution is to use a pesticide called methamidophos (Monitor), “that is toxic to the extent where Idaho farmers who cultivate these potatoes do not go on the fields for five days after the spraying.”
In the harvesting process, McDonald’s put the potatoes in atmospheric controlled sheds, with the size of a footbal stadium, because they are not edible for at least six weeks. “They have to off gas the chemicals potatoes contain.”
Watch the video for further information, and it will probably give you hard time eating another McDonald’s meal, which is not such a bad thing.
The number of people diagnosed with cancer constantly grows, and every single study conducted recently shows how pesticides, GMOs and many other foods we buy are actually dangerous. So, you better wake up and accept these facts, since it is time for a better choice and healthier life.
Fast food chains are similar to drugs. Their effect is extremely addictive and harmful. These large corporations should most certainly be shut down, and this video is another on the list of evidence giving all the reasons.
Source: Collective Evolution