Since you can find a McDonald's pretty much anywhere in the world, and the menus are largely the same, you'd think you'd know what you're getting when you order your fave foods. Not so, according to a recent investigation by CNN. It appears that the already bad-for-you foods you're picking up from McDonald's in the US are actually worse than they are in other parts of the world!
CNN investigators compared McNuggets from the US with those from the UK and found that not only are they higher in calories and fat, but they also contain weird chemicals that are not allowed in the UK, like an "anti-foaming agent" that also happens to be found in silly putty! So you think you're getting chicken, but really, you're getting a lot more than you bargained for.
According to Lisa McComb, a global media relations manager for the company, "You would find that if you looked at any of our core food items. You'd see little, regional differences,". Nonetheless, the rules for what you can add to food in Europe are a lot stricter than they are in North America, but the food still tastes great (judging by the sales!) and goes by the same name, so why can't they just use the same formula on this side of the pond?
Find out more about this topic by reading the article called "All McNuggets not created equal" from CNN Health (June 25, 2010).