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How long does a Happy Meal take to decompose?

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Dec 17, 2012

They did a great job with King Tut and Vladimir Lenin, to preserve them against decomposition. But what did McDonald’s do to the Happy Meal, that it does not decompose at all, after six months?

Check out the link in the article to another woman’s experiment, where she has a McDonald’s happy meal hamburger from 1996. She shows it at her workshop “Healthy Choices for Children.”

The burger has not changed, well into its second decade. This is her conclusion:

“This is a chemical food. There is absolutely no nutrition here…..McDonalds fills an empty space in your belly. It does nothing to nourish the cell.”

What’s happy about that?



Posted in: Food Industry, Parenting, Standard American Diet

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  1. Terri says:

    I read this while drinking my quart of green smoothie:-). Thank you for reminding me why I avoid McDonald.

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