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Scary Food

01/28/2016 11:52 AM

and you thought GMO was an issue

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01/28/2016 12:50 PM

That's scary! You have to wonder what side effects that would have, like what would happen if the petri dish caught some bacteria would that could do? hypothetically speaking

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01/28/2016 4:00 PM

Cheeseburger?

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01/29/2016 8:31 AM

More like red slime burger.

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01/28/2016 12:57 PM

They people in the video must eat huge hamburgers. They claim that to make 175,000,000 burgers you would need 440,000 cows.

An 1100 lb steer typically dresses out at 600+ lbs. Less than 200 lbs of that is bone/waste. So, that leaves a little over 400 lbs that could be ground up for hamburger.

McDonald's gets ten patties to the pound for regular hamburgers and of course 4 per pound for 1/4 pounders. Some places serve 1/3 pounders. ...but you are right Fredski, over 1 lb per burger are scary.

I guess they just wanted to make it seem like a big deal by using a huge number, but saying it would take 110,000 still seems impressive to me.

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01/29/2016 8:57 PM

Using your figures i get 44,000 cows. They just got an extra zero. Maybe that is the Coke? ( is Coke Zero even sold in the US? ) Could be a very bad joke.

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02/01/2016 12:53 PM

Let us be reminded that we are talking about news reporters, mostly C- students in science class, but tops of the popularity charts.

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02/03/2016 8:28 PM

I hear you!! EVERY news story that i have had first hand experience with has been reported inaccurately. Stories out of the US get metrified for us in Oz and they end up being ridiculous. e.g. A tornado 16km across devastated a town 160km north of....

Clearly the statement "A huge tornado about 10 miles across caused damage to a town about a hundred miles north of....." got 'translated' to metric by someone who doesn't understand hyperbole and can't be bothered to check the facts.

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01/28/2016 3:55 PM

OMG!!! Soylent green is people!!!

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01/28/2016 5:40 PM

You think that's scary? This ends any thought I ever had of eating raw oysters:

What is that...?!

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01/28/2016 8:32 PM

Do you like amberjack?

Much of it is riddled with worms up to a couple feet in length.

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01/29/2016 10:54 AM

Call me old fashioned, but I think I would still like my burgers the old fashioned way-directly from the bovine even with the chances of something nasty in the meat.

Does this mean that Micky Dee et al are going to be reducing the price the charge for their burgers?? Either way, I don't/won't indulge in them.

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01/29/2016 12:52 PM

As always: CAVEAT EMPTOR!

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