We all fall victim (or at least I have) to a quick fast food run.  Well I was a little shocked when I discovered  artist and photographer Sally Davies McDonalds Happy Meal picture project.  She left a Happy Meal exposed in her kitchen for 6 months and astonishingly the shape and form barely changed, no mold, no decomposing, Sally said “The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock”.  In response to Davies’ project, McDonald’s spokeswoman Theresa Riley had this statement:  “McDonald’s hamburger patties in the United States are made with 100% USDA-inspected ground beef,” Riley wrote. “Our hamburgers are cooked and prepared with salt, pepper and nothing else — no preservatives, no fillers. Our hamburger buns are baked locally, are made from North American-grown wheat flour and include common government-approved ingredients designed to assure food quality and safety. … According to Dr. Michael Doyle, Director, Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia, ‘From a scientific perspective, I can safely say that the way McDonald’s hamburgers are freshly processed, no hamburger would look like this after one year unless it was tampered with or held frozen.'”  Are you what you eat?  Hmmm, what do you think does this food seem like real food to you when natural produce molds when left out? 


{Achelle is the Creative Director, Brand Ambassador and official Makeup Artist for e.l.f. cosmetics}