Starting a new thread in the hope that this will not deteriorate into a Star Trek discussion. Seems the Mods have chosen to allow the other thread to have that non-food discussion, unexplicably.
Checking the McD's ingredient list, here is their list for their French Fries:
Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*, citric acid [preservative]), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt. Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness). Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
Lovely stuff, wheat, milk, TBHQ, and that long one at the end. Delicious.
So what we are saying is that taste is important, the heck with the ingredients?
French fries should have ONE ingredient: POTATOES. Fresh cut pretty much guarantees that!