The 1996 McDonald’s Burger preserved for 12 years was one of the best stories that hit the web in 2008. And even though almost two years have passed since the moment, I still find the experiment applicable nowadays.

Karen Hanharan is a wellness consultant, and while teaching her workshops she uses the example of the burger to raise awareness to the unhealthy nature of McDonald’s food: Ladies, Gentleman, and children alike – this is a chemical food. There is absolutely no nutrition here.

The burger in the right is the one bought in 2008 , and the one in the left is the one kept for 12 years. They look terribly alike. The explanation? McDonald’s uses a lot of preservatives to keep their food looking fresh and delicious. I mean what kind of food looks so perfect for 12 years?

Will you keep eating at Mc or fast-food after seeing this?

Photos by Karen Hanharan from bestofmotherearth.