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McDonald’s Says Its Burgers Do Decompose, Busting Long-Held Myth


Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Fast-food giant McDonald’s Corp. on Monday responded to a long-held myth that its burgers do not rot, saying its food would decompose in “the right environment.”

“Without sufficient moisture – either in the food itself or the environment – bacteria and mold may not grow and therefore, decomposition is unlikely,” the company said in a post on its website.