The reason why McDonnals burgers don’t grow mold is becausethey dry out first. There’s nothing weird in the burger, they use the same ingredients as everyone else, even the same preservatives. If you seal it in with plenty of moisture it rots just fine.
actually no. mcdonalds has even admitted to using preservative ingredients that the other places like burger king and wendy’s have stopped using. the reason they stopped using them is because they have been proven to be harmful to people.
What preservatives are you talking about? I’d be interested in reading that particular press release and the medical research behind it’s harmful effects.
I couldn’t find the website with the specific preservatives but i did find these:
This one has a main ingredient in Mcdonalds burgers and it has the dangers of that ingredient.
This one has 8 ingredients in general fast food places but Mcdonalds is mentioned multiple times.
That first article is referencing “pink slime,” which is an urban myth at this point: "Pink slime" in this form hasn’t been around since 2004. That was when the FSIS passed regulations concerning mechanically processed beef and chicken, making it illegal to serve “pink slime” in the US. If we’re going to look at the current incarnation of McD’s burgers and chicken nuggets, they aren’t even made out of mechanically separated poultry anymore.
This is old news that’s no longer relevant in American fast food.
And that second article is just clickbait. Look at the way each bullet point is worded: The very first ingredient is labelled as “Duck feathers and human hair” instead of just “L-cysteine”. But the fact of the matter is that cysteine is an essential nutrient for many people, including young children, the elderly, and individuals with metabolic diseases that affect their absorption rates. It’s outright been identified as an indispensable sulphur amino acid. Including this stuff in apple pie isn’t a bad thing, but journalists can easily make you believe it’s bad by talking about how the amino acid is found in hair - The author doesn’t care about your nutritional needs, they just want you to click the article.
The same thing can be said about the other ingredients that the page lists for McDonalds: Wood (which is really cellulose, a stabilizer that you find in many vitamins and shake cheese), Silly Putty Plastic (dimethylpolysiloxane, a non-toxic variation of silicone that’s also in instant coffee, gum, cooking oil, vinegar, syrups, chocolate and skim milk), and Petroleum-derived preservatives (TBHQ, an antioxidant that is perfectly safe within rational doses, since it doesn’t build up within the body. You’d have to eat 11 pounds of chicken nuggets in one sitting just to feel slightly nauseous from it, while it would take 55 pounds to actually hurt you). These things aren’t bad, they’re just useful chemicals that are actually very, very common in our daily lives and diets.
None of this is on the same level as the preservative use that you mentioned above - Phrasing it that way is a scare tactic.