I’ve seen this experiment done on various websites and blogs over the years, but as it has a valid point, I thought I’d share it in case you haven’t seen it. Plus, I just saw a re-run of Oprah that talked about the documentary Food, Inc. On the show, author Michael Pollan (who co-starred in the movie) talks about his recent book, Food Rules. One of his rules is “Don’t eat anything that won’t eventually rot.” In this post on The Consumerist , you can see that a McDonald’s Happy Meal doesn’t exactly rot. The fries even look surprisingly edible. Most disturbing is that the burger aged quite well. Grody.
Also, check out the links left by commenters. My favorite is the MIT experiment on Twinkies.