...Then become a McDonald's Happy Meal.
This is probably old news to many people, but to me it's still a shocking new discovery so I'm blogging about it. I already knew that most junk fast food restaurants serve processed foods that are not very healthy, but did you know that McDonalds burgers do not decay. I read here, here and here accounts of people who did minor experiments on this, leaving the foods in the open for as long as twelve years! And the foods didn't even grow mold. Added to that, they remained untouched by flies and other household pets.
Even while I'm thankful that we don't (yet) have McDonald's in Nigeria, I can't help but wonder about all the other fast food chains, especially the foreign ones. That aside, with the emergence of genetically modified foods and organisms, how much control do we really have over what we eat. Most of us don't even know where our food comes from.
This is not meant to scare anybody, but to prompt us to give more thought to what we eat. I have still a long way to go, myself. I knowingly do a lot of unhealthy stuff every day, but food that doesn't grow old like everything else...well, that's just creepy.