I read this article and was literally in SHOCK. A couple weeks ago I posted an article about McDonalds Fries and the shocking truth about how many chemicals are in them. Now it seems they’ve made news once more, except this time it’s for something even worse!! No it’s not the pink slug in their chicken nuggets ( we already wrote about that months ago), this time it’s about them growing chicken in their labs FROM STEM CELLS. It could be just a matter of time until lab grown chicken is being served from a drive through near you!
McDonalds just announced that they will be the first fast food chain in America to serve lab grown meat. This was after the success of the Sergey Brin’s lab-grown burger experiment in London last year. McDonalds plans to grown their own chicken in New Jersey labs in efforts to reduce the number of “real” chickens needed to run their over 35,000 fast food restaurants.
Why Grow Chicken From Stem Cells Labs ??
The president and chief of McDonalds made this statement about the lab grown chicken,
“With climate change raging out of control, we decided that it doesn’t make sense to use water and feed to keep real chickens alive anymore,” Thompson said. “Plus, animal rights activists have been on our case for a long time about how chickens are treated. This should put their concerns to rest.” Indeed, Ingrid E. Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) celebrated the announcement.
“Although we think it’s bizarre that future McNuggets will be grown in a lab, we’re relieved to know that chickens no longer have to be sacrificed to feed McDonald’s customers,” Newkirk said. “But we won’t truly be happy until the company stops selling real beef burgers too, since cows suffer in disgusting feedlots across the United States (source).”
How Is McDonalds Chicken Being “Grown”?
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All this talk of lab grown chicken is making me want to become vegan!!!
While stem cell beef isn’t too far off, McDonalds must first master how to create stem cell chicken that taste half decent! The chicken is grown from stems cells from live chickens.
“We take stem cells from real chickens and add them to lab grown fat,” Thompson revealed. “We can’t tell you the rest of the ingredients that we use to make the McNuggets taste good, but we are here to assure loyal customers that they will be a lot worse than pink slime or that yoga mat stuff that Subway used.”
When asked what Thompson thought of people being grossed out by the thought of stem cell chicken, his reply was “The American public doesn’t care what they eat as long as it’s cheap.”
Is anyone else scared by the comments of this chain giant? I am! This should be a fascinating process to watch. Will the American public continue to eat “cheap” food as long as it tastes good?? Does it matter that the food is made from stem cells?? Sound off Fit Tip Daily readers and share what your thoughts are on this new food “growing” process.