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.”

Relief At Last! Men Suffering From A Common Prostate Condition Are Set To Benefit From A Pioneering New Implant
Views: 1,511
Home remedies for dark elbows and knees
Views: 1,323
Strawberries, blueberries may cut heart attack risk in women
Views: 1,297
Top 10 Most Deadly Drugs In US: Heroin, Cocaine, And More Responsible For 23 Percent Increase In Overdose Deaths
Views: 1,741
11 Surprising Foods To Help You Fight Stomach Trouble And Stay Regular
Views: 1,659
Here are 8 things that happen to your body if you skip breakfast
Views: 1,644
These before & after photos show the dramatic difference between addiction & recovery
Views: 1,245
10 Types Of Saturated Fat Reviewed
Views: 1,061
The 39 best health and fitness apps of 2016
Views: 659
12 Foods To Avoid During Period
Views: 1,115
6 worst condiments you can eat—and what to use instead
Views: 1,857
16 white radish benefits for health and nutritional content
Views: 1,208
11 Reasons You’re Always Hungry
Views: 2,193
11 telltale signs you’re being passive aggressive—without even realizing it
Views: 1,609
5 easy ways to get your kids to eat healthier, courtesy of alison sweeney
Views: 850