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Deb A.
Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2002 - 1:27 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We avoid MacDonald's like the plague, but now there is even more reason, besides their liberal use of MSG, to avoid eating their food. Received this today:
----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Trier
To: My Friends
Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 9:35 PM
Subject: American Cattle Farmers

This is a forward i read that i have found most interesting, read for yourselves. Some of our families, neighbors and friends raise cattle for a living, its in my humble opinion that we stand by the american farmer.I personally love McDonald's for the french fries, but switching will not be a problem. We need to stand up and support those who raise cattle in America!!!

Subject: McDonalds

Anyone who is a cattle producer or even understands the business, knows and understands what McDonalds is doing is wrong! Hopefully you will all take a stand and decide to not eat there too. Once again.....please pass this on.

Guys--We as cattle producers are very passionate about this. McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so.

My opinion is, they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonalds successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to purchase beef from.

We personally are no longer eating at McDonalds, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt. Please pass on your opinion. Just to add a note; all Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow. South Americans are not required to do this as of yet.

McDonalds has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America. The problem is that South Americans aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers and the regulations they have are loosely controlled. They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can't. The packing house where the cattle are slaughtered are not regulated either and could have rodents run over the carcass. The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonalds.

American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat. Not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonalds until they see the light. I'm sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family's health, that is where I draw the line!

I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all. I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
Roy Piwovar
Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2002 - 4:56 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

McChemical's:

http://www.dietriot.com/fff/mcd/mcd.html

(even in the buns, ketchup and mustard - scroll down)
Gerry Bush
Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2002 - 8:55 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's absolutely amazing that they have the nerve to publish the ingredients. In most items, there is very little that is actually edible and nutricious.
But at least the mustard appears safe! (the only item that I could find that is chemical free). Can you imagine that they put anti-foaming agents in the fish? YUK!
Forget the beef issue, the place and it's so called menu is deadly.
Deb A.
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 8:43 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And yet, it's where so many parents stop at the end of a work day and pick up their kiddies' favorites...no wonder there are so many health problems among the young from ADHD to obesity. Sad commentary on the "All-American king of fast food". Probably is one of the reasons I am so sensitive...my mom hated to cook and picked up bags and bags of the "cheap" hamburgers for her hungry brood.
Donna
Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2002 - 3:38 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We no longer eat at Mc Donalds. Even before I knew some of the facts that I now know we stopped eating there. It wouldn't be long after eating there and the complaining would begin...Mom I don't feel good, or I have a headache they would say. We have cut out all fast food altogether.At first it was hard, but not now what's hard about washing some grapes, or opening some bananas?
Deb A.
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 7:43 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wish more moms were like you, Donna.
Ruth
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 12:00 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Got major, 4 day migraines from Mc Donald's fries twice, about 3 years ago, so stopped eating there.
DJ
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - 3:11 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

McDonald's? .......even my daughter recognizes that their food is garbage....and THAT is saying something!

DJ
Kenneth A. Baker
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 5:26 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cheap is not a word we use for Mickie D's... We get better food at other places and often the bill is less. It is no wonder that a kid will dive for the TOY in the Happpy Meal even when they are very hungry... it is better for them than the food??? And of course the fries are grand, they surely quit using beef fat to fry them in some time ago, and replaced it with veg oil with "beef flavoring"... probably not too healthy to work around the fumes of this constant frying process!
Anonymous
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 5:38 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good for you Donna!!! and thanks for the encouragement that you have given to me as a parent to say NO!!! to the advertisers of fast food. I am currently doing research on a lot of things I have been brain washed to believe about our wonderful FDA and the certifiing of products that are nothing but harmful to the masses.

My children all agree that it is best change our eating styles.

As I read further thank you all for the enlightening comments that you have made.

It has been said that the truth is ALWAYS in the mouth of babes.

Everyone keep your head up, your ears wide and a listening ear.
Anonymous
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 5:39 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

your eyes wide and a listening ear....
Deb A.
Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 9:29 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your children will thank you some day.
Pamela Brown
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 11:41 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently ran out of fresh hamburger which I mix with my dogs dry food and so I bought him a small plain mc donalds hamburger for 4 days. after 4 days he had an epeleptic/ stroke? and I thought he was dead for 2 minutes. He is a small 4 year old dauchund and I cant prove it was mc donalds burger but he and I will sure avoid that place forever.. 2 tablespoons of msg i found out is deadly to dogs... pet owners beware you could be killing your pet with kindness. MC Donalds is not kind....
Carol H
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 1:05 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nota good idea to feed animals people food. Actually it's not often a good idea to feed people what passes lately for people food.
Jerry Story
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 2:39 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Food from McDonald's is not fit for a dog to eat.
Carol H
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 1:48 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Apparently, its not good to feed your pets pet foods either - Urgent recall of petfoods - please see this:
http://www.diamondpetrecall.com/
It appears that corn in the food was contaminated by aflatoxin from a common fungus. This toxin can cause liver failure. Many dogs are dying. Please check and makes sure you're not feeding your animal these foods.
Jerry Story
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2006 - 11:29 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Food from McDonald's is not fit for a pig to eat.
http://www.dldewey.com/columns/hydroilf.htm
Find this about half way down.

quote:

Dr. Russell Jaffe, MD, a noted medical researcher stumbled across the fact that hog farmers wouldn't feed trans fatty acids foods, or hydrogenated oiled foods to their pigs. The reason is because hogs die from eating foods containing these oils.


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Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 9:47 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi, I have not eaten at MC for YEARS. My reason was my son when he first went out to look for work, worked at a slaughter house as a bio guy.
He said when he seen what was going into the meat for hamburgers (to go to MC) that was enough for him.
He also said, the way the cows were treated before slaugther was Horrible.
He and his family will never eat at MC again, as will my family.
Dianne
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Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 1:57 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anonymous, Did the way cattle was treated before slaughter not also deter you from eating all beef?
Deb A.
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Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 2:15 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One of my daughter's friends used to work at KFC as a teen. She told us that she would never eat there. Some of the chicken would come in smelly and they treated it with so many chemcials. She said that sometimes dead rats would come in with a chicken shipment. They added MSG to EVERYTHING. Whenever I go by a fast food restaurant, I now think how lucky I am that I know what is in my food. I used to miss some of their items...no more. I miss the convenience, but cooking has become a lot easier over the years. Costco just had a major recall on some Thai frozen entrees. If I didn't know about MSG, I'd probably have some of them in my freezer right now.

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