March 13, 20112
Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, recently told the truth about McDonald’s “food” – he said during one of his fire-breathing sermons that it contains uneatable substances such as silicon.
Bill O’Reilly and guest Dennis Miller chuckled and basically dismissed Farrakhan as a lunatic. Advance the video below to 3 minutes, 20 seconds to see the comments.
Despite his penchant for polarizing folks, Louis Farrakhan is right about McDonald’s.
In 2010, Fox News competitor CNN reported the fast food giant puts the chemical preservative tBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleum-based product, in its Chicken McNuggets. It uses a silicone, dimethylpolysiloxane, as “an anti-foaming agent” in its food. The substance is also used in Silly Putty.
But before we praise CNN for protecting our health, it should be noted that the network also said “the World Health Organization found no adverse health effects associated with dimethylpolysiloxane.”