Although fast food joints are not recommended as a regular means of sustenance due to the lack of fresh, organic ingredients and cooking methods used (good one’s do exist, I know this), this interesting find by one resident of New York proved to be quite an eye opener for most.
Manhattan vegan Sally Davies purchased a Happy Meal from her local McDonalds complete with small fries and began her work titled the “Happy Meal Project.” Sitting to one side on a shelf in her Manhattan apartment, Sally began to take daily photographs of the meal. “I bought the meal on April 10 of this year and brought it home with the express intention of leaving it out to see how it fared” said Sally, aged 54.
“I chose McDonald’s because it was nearest to my house, but the project could have been about any other myriad of fast food joints in New York. The first thing that struck me, was that after 2 days the food no longer emitted any smell. My dogs who circled the meal on the day I bought it, were no longer interested after 2 days”
To the shock of Mrs Davies, the meal showed no signs of rotting or decomposing after a whopping two weeks. The experiment has now reached 6 months, with the food gaining a slight “acrylic sheen” to it. “The only change I’ve really noticed, is that it has become as hard as a rock.”
When approached and asked if their food was biodegradable or not, McDonald’s spokesperson Danya Proud said; “This is nothing more than an outlandish claim and is completely false.”
Now, what shall I have for lunch today – Any ideas?