HEALTHY LIVING . GUIDE



Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan illustrates how McDonald’s insists on using Russet Burbank Potatoes, a potato in America that is unusually long and difficult to grow. They further insist that their potatoes have no blemishes at all, which is hard because these potatoes commonly suffer from what is referred to as Net Necrosis, which causes unwanted spots and lines on the potatoes. If they have this, McDonald’s won’t buy them and the only way to eliminate this is through the use of a pesticide called methamidophos (Monitor) “that is so toxic that the farmers who grow these potatoes in Idaho won’t venture outside and into their fields for five days after they spray.”

When McDonald’s is ready to harvest their potatoes, they have to put them in giant atmospheric controlled sheds the size of football stadiums because they are not edible for six weeks. “They have to off gas all the chemicals in them.”







YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
7 good carbs for diabetes nutritionists want you to eat
Views: 1,933
Women Everywhere Will Soon Start Carrying This Small Device. And It Can Save Lives.
Views: 2,433
How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It)
Views: 1,749
5 Foods You Should Eat For Healthy Skin, Hair And Nails
Views: 1,795
Firm your legs' muscles, triceps, and shoulders & 8 other reasons to jump rope without leaving your home
Views: 1,324
Dr Mercola : Magic Mushrooms May Hold Key To Long-Term Anxiety Relief In Clinical Settings
Views: 1,003
Healthy Eating - Key To Mental And Emotional Well Being!
Views: 528
Parsley Tea To Lose Weight (Recipe)
Views: 2,131
A Guide To Eating Healthy In A Fast Food Restaurant
Views: 1,093
4 things you need to know to have a strong, healthy relationship
Views: 2,937
This Woman Lost Her Leg From Using A Tampon And Her Story Will Shock You
Views: 2,140
5 times when you should say ‘no’ to antibiotics
Views: 1,212
Dark chocolate for athletic performance boost
Views: 847
Is microwave popcorn making workers sick?
Views: 1,327
8 signs of a concussion you need to know
Views: 1,533