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3 de Agosto de 2009

"Bacon as a Weapon of Mass Destruction" (El tocino como arma de destrucción masiva)

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Desde el McGriddle de McDonald’s, hasta el "Baconator" de Wendy’s, pasando por el vodka con sabor a tocino, este alimento se ha convertido en un ingrediente omnipresente en muchas dietas en esta era de extrañas combinaciones de alimentos. Arun Gupta, del Indypendent, escribe: “Detrás del aumento de la oferta de tocino confluyen políticas de gobierno, grandes granjas, el auge de la comida rápida y la manipulación del gusto de los consumidores, que convirtieron el tocino en un arma de destrucción masiva”.