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Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.
Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.
There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

It’s hard to argue that factory-processed-foods are as good for you as their natural counterparts, but the above statements are pretty misleading and in some cases actually wrong. 
Mechanically Separated Chicken is not washed or soaked in Ammonia. Ammonia is not an approved food additive, and is on the same scale of toxicity as chlorine. 
The entire chicken is not “smashed through a sieve”. The process is actually designed to remove bones and guts from the meat itself. (Admittedly, some bone does get through, which is why calcium content of mechanically separated meats is carefully regulated, and mechanically separated beef is not allowed as it would increase the risk of BSE, or “Mad Cow”)
Dear Internet: If you’re going to tell other people why the way they live their lives is wrong, at least do so with factual information. 
Oh, and because I’m not a complete wanker: Here are the sources that I attribute my statements to. List of Food Additives, Mechanically Separated Meats, USDA Definition of Terms. Oh, and finally, the article where that picture came from, explaining that Mechanically separating chicken involves the removal of bones. 

showerbeers:emcum:caitygee:smallframe:chorkee:early-onset-of-night:

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.

Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.

There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.

It’s hard to argue that factory-processed-foods are as good for you as their natural counterparts, but the above statements are pretty misleading and in some cases actually wrong. 

  • Mechanically Separated Chicken is not washed or soaked in Ammonia. Ammonia is not an approved food additive, and is on the same scale of toxicity as chlorine. 
  • The entire chicken is not “smashed through a sieve”. The process is actually designed to remove bones and guts from the meat itself. (Admittedly, some bone does get through, which is why calcium content of mechanically separated meats is carefully regulated, and mechanically separated beef is not allowed as it would increase the risk of BSE, or “Mad Cow”)

Dear Internet: If you’re going to tell other people why the way they live their lives is wrong, at least do so with factual information. 

Oh, and because I’m not a complete wanker: Here are the sources that I attribute my statements to. List of Food Additives, Mechanically Separated Meats, USDA Definition of Terms. Oh, and finally, the article where that picture came from, explaining that Mechanically separating chicken involves the removal of bones. 



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  1. chik-canela reblogged this from early-onset-of-night and added:
    A quién se le antoja nuggets de Mcdonalds?
  2. khaleesi-ofbooty reblogged this from fuckyeahvegetarianismandveganism and added:
    Uckkkk
  3. jewtie reblogged this from pizzahutofficial and added:
    Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets...
  4. meltedcolors reblogged this from early-onset-of-night
  5. pizzahutofficial reblogged this from concepthuman and added:
    Hell yea man that stuff is delicious. I dont care if its made of horse
  6. l0vedrugsandallthingsfucked reblogged this from jeffstroinc23
  7. jeffstroinc23 reblogged this from sailor-swagg
  8. sleepyknux reblogged this from final-boss-veigar and added:
    I’d still eat it anyway.
  9. quantum-cola reblogged this from iviuniverse and added:
    Another good point is that I literally could not give less of a shit what they’re made out of, I’m going to keep eating...
  10. iviuniverse reblogged this from pyro-maniac-villager
  11. joeyadvanced reblogged this from pyro-maniac-villager
  12. flowlmow reblogged this from armisael and added:
    looks delish
  13. nekomimitime reblogged this from zehwalt
  14. rainsoakedandlaughing reblogged this from jedermenschistzuviel
  15. final-boss-veigar reblogged this from extaticus
  16. extaticus reblogged this from qvarantine and added:
    The picture depicts them shovelling the goop into *cardboard boxes*. Incredible that people ever thought that it was...
  17. sailor-swagg reblogged this from tom-and-the-operators and added:
    There’s your chicken nuggets right there. Fuck that I’m not eating baby chicken beaks and feet. I’ve chosen the organic...
  18. verypeachykeen reblogged this from armisael and added:
    1. They don’t use the whole chicken 2. It isn’t “soaked” in ammonia, they don’t use that much 3. Don’t care, still gonna...
  19. gonardian reblogged this from pyro-maniac-villager and added:
    That’s actually chewing gum, I think.
  20. tom-and-the-operators reblogged this from pyro-maniac-villager and added:
    Yeah I’d still eat McNuggets
  21. qvarantine reblogged this from hotwing and added:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua5PaSqKD6k It’s not real.
  22. domnholla reblogged this from smelterdemon and added:
    Snopes mixture of true and false i guess. also: it would appear that this tumblr blog copy pasta’d from a 2010 email...
  23. hotwing reblogged this from pyro-maniac-villager and added:
    even if this is real, i dont give two shits about my body and what i put into it. so, yes, at least it tastes good. high...