This ia a Link to the Yahoo Article on the Taco Bell Law Suit

Interesting Article – but these salient facts are eye opening:

The USDA standard for [food] to qualify as meat — the present standard demands it consist of at least 40 percent meat.

40% – What is the rest made of?

The remainder of the Taco Bell’s meat filling product consists of “extenders” like water, “Isolated Oat Product,” wheat oats, maltodrextrin, soy lecithin, maltodrextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch, sodium phosphate and silicon dioxide.

Carbs by any other name ……

When I go for fast food – I more or less expect it to be what it is advertised to be.  I have learned that the chicken in most items has been doctored up.  I never realized that the beef may not be beef.  I did check out the McDonald’s Ingredients link and was pleased to find out that the beef patty is 100% beef.   No mention of what part of the cow it came from – but that is another tale. It does state “100% pure USDA inspected beef; no fillers, no extenders.”

It would be a lot safer to just eat at home and prepare all my own food – but – that is not the way any of us live.  So we just have to keep our eyes open and learn how to read.