Does Fast Food Rot Days 11 & 12
Things have been pretty busy around here lately, as I am not the only amateur scientist in the family. My daughter has been preparing for a science fair on a much less disgusting subject, so I haven’t been able to oversee my mold growth as much as I would have liked. This is my way of saying that I forgot to take pictures last night and this morning. Instead I have:
Image #33: May 12th 7:51 AM. The two burgers on the right are fuzzy. My daughter suggested that they looked like really big dandelions. I told her NOT to blow on these. She doesn’t listen to me with the real ones, so this could go very poorly for me.
Image #34: May 12th 7:51 AM. The Burger King burger has a fair amount of fuzz itself, but this isn’t showing up so well in the photos. It is a very thin layer.
What a difference a day makes:
Image #35: May 13th 4:04 PM. OH MY GOD…What the hell is that black stuff?!?! It looks like lichen. Black mold cannot be good… It started on the McDonald’s burger this morning and it has already spread over to both of the other burgers. This rot looks virulent…
Image #36: May 13th 4:04 PM. This is the last time the lid is coming off of these. I held my breath, looked away and snapped a shot. I hope I don’t catch something…. The Burger King burger is making up for lost time. The entire greenhouse is disgusting… except the tomato. That still doesn’t look so bad. I thought the tomato would kick off the whole rotting food thing, but I was wrong. Mother Nature does know how to wrap her foods….
So, for all intents and purposes, I am calling this experiment over, in under 2 weeks. There is no doubt that the claims that fast food is made of chemicals and can’t rot are simply wrong. Fast food rots. It is a little slower than organic, home made, but not significantly. The Burger King was a little slower, but that could be some additional salt (I hear they use iodine in some of their foods, so that could explain it). In any case, to determine if it was just these burgers or if there is a pattern of Burger King being slower than McDonalds you would need to perform the same experiment several times, making sure that the placement of the burgers is randomized.
I have moved the greenhouse out of the house. I will try to ignore it on the back patio as long as I can get away with it. While I am doing this, I will take the odd photo as it might get even more exciting. I was wondering though, does anyone want to buy a gently used plant greenhouse, only used one time?
Remember, junk food is junk food because it contains all of the things that aren’t great for us in food, refined carbs, tons of fats and salt. There is just too much flavour in such a small package. It isn’t junk simply because it is manufactured, but just that it is manufactured to pack in calories and taste great. Still, it is junk food and eating it will lead to being overweight. You need to cut this food down to very low levels if you are going to have a chance at getting fit!
Thanks for coming along on this experiment with me by the way. I don’t expect a lot of people to travel here to find out that fast food rots, certainly not the hundreds of thousands who tracked down the story with the opposite conclusion. Truth and facts are kind of boring. I know it. Just like science, it is boring!