6 Months Later, McDonald's Happy Meal Is Mold-Free

Artist has been photographing the burger, fries since April 10
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2010 10:14 AM CDT
6 Months Later, McDonald's Happy Meal Is Mold-Free
A Happy Meal box and toy are shown outside of a McDonald's restaurant in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

What started as art has turned into mad science. Sally Davies took a photo of the McDonald's Happy Meal she bought on April 10—and she's taken a picture of that same meal every day since. Now, six months on, the hamburger and fries seem to defy the laws of nature: They're both 100% mold-free. "The fries shriveled slightly as did the burger patty, but the overall appearance of the food did not change as the weeks turned to months," says the 54-year-old.

"The food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it. The only change that I can see is that it has become hard as a rock," Davies says. The Daily Mail reports that McDonald's pooh-poohed the claims that its food wasn't biodegradable. "This is nothing more than an outlandish claim and is completely false," says a rep. But is it?
(Read more McDonald's stories.)

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