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(INTELLIHUB) — We all know that fast food is bad for the human body but it may be worse than we thought, according to author and activist Michael Pollan.
The activist says that we shouldn’t only worry about how unhealthy the food is but we should worry about who’s cooking, as commercial cooking practices are some of the worst.
According to the video’s description:
“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.”