Saturday, March 24, 2007

Al Nye The Lawyer Guy: So What Really Is In A McDonald's Chicken McNugget?:

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is a fascinating book that details the changing eating habits of Americans.  I can't recommend it highly enough.  It explains how, over the last 30 years, we have become a nation that eats vast quantities of corn – much more so than Mexicans, the original "corn people."

Most folks assume that a chicken nugget is just a piece of fried chicken, right?  Wrong!  Did you know, for example, that a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget is 56% corn?

What else is in a McDonald's Chicken McNugget?  Besides corn, and to a lesser extent, chicken, The Omnivore's Dilemma describes all of the thirty-eight ingredients that make up a McNugget – one of which I'll bet you'll never guess.