This op-ed piece by columnist Ellen Goodman appeared in today's Bozeman Daily Chronicle:
I've always been conscious of what is added to our food on a regular basis, but as time goes by, I am more and more amazed at the lengths they go to to get you to consume their food.
For instance, why do McDonald's french fries have wheat in them? They make a big deal about cooking their potatoes in a dedicated fryer (for the celiacs) and then sabotage their health by putting something dangerous in them.
BK is no better-if you go to their website and look at their ingredients they have rice as an additive. OK if you're not allergic to rice.
I could never figure out why fast food fries would make me cough-hard! The doctors all said it was the grease irritating my acid reflux, but I knew there was much more to it. Lo and behold I was consuming two of my worst allergens-rice and wheat. (The only two worse are tomatoes and corn)
In future posts I'll rant and rail about corn and high fructose corn syrup.