McDonald’s is not typically on my list of places I want to eat. As I have gotten older I have become more health conscious, and more aware of what I put into my body. However, like most Americans, McDonald’s was a staple in my youth – from crawling up the Hamburgler to opening that happy meal box. To this day I still get a craving for Mickey-D french fries or chicken nuggets.
McDonald’s has experimented with their ingredients over the last 30 years, from their chicken nuggets to the oil they cook their incredibly famous french fries with. Over years of doing so, the fast-food chain has lowered the standard of their food incredibly resulting in the recent plummet in the stock market.
Now, McDonald’s #1 potato supplier Simplot, an agribusiness conglomerate similar to Monsanto, is approved by the USDA this month to begin selling GMO potatoes. The supplier would like McDonald’s to buy-in to their biotech-potato, but Hamburger University is having no part in it.
The company responded:
“McDonald’s USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practices,” the company said in a statement, according to Fox news.
Rupert potato grower Duane Grant said he’s been told by buyers in the dehydrated potato industry not to plant the GMO potatoes.