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Chemical McNuggets

(article, Culinate staff)

As if you didn't need another reason not to eat Chicken McNuggets, here comes the news that, at least Stateside, the McDonald's staple is full of unexpected chemicals, including a petrochemical and an ingredient also used in Silly Putty. As CNN reported:

bq. Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and author of What to Eat, says the tertiary butylhydroquinone and dimethylpolysiloxane in the McNuggets probably pose no health risks. As a general rule, though, she advocates not eating any food with an ingredient you can’t pronounce. 

Michael Pollan would certainly agree.