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DNA test shows only about half of Subway’s ‘chicken’ sandwich is chicken

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A CBC News investigation took reporters to a dark place: the ingredients in Subway sandwiches. And what they discovered might concern Subway diners who think they’re making a healthier choice when they order the grilled chicken wrap or sandwich. As it turns out, only half of the alleged chicken in Subway sandwiches is really chicken.

Researchers ran DNA tests on the chicken used in five popular sandwiches from fast food places like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Subway. Most of the sandwiches tested to close to 100 percent chicken—as the scientists explained, it makes sense that it’s not 100 percent chicken because of flavoring and spices.

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But Subway fare scored far lower, prompting the surprised researchers to repeat the tests. Those results found that the meat in the oven-roasted Subway chicken contained 53.6 percent chicken DNA while the chicken strips were only 42.8 percent chicken. The rest of the “chicken” appeared to be mostly soy.

A food scientist told CBC that the results suggest the meat had been “restructured,” unappetizing code for when bits of meat are fused with other products for the sake of taste, longevity and lowering costs. While the food scientist assured CNC these products wouldn’t kill diners, meat cooked at home is still a safer bet.

This is not the first time that Subway, which has long touted itself as a healthier alternative to traditional fast food fare, has been embroiled in controversy over its food. In 2014, the chain was forced to explain why they used azodicarbonamide, a chemical also used in plastics, in its bread. Following a major backlash, the restaurant agreed to stop using the chemical.


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Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report

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The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.

"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."

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Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.

The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.

"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.

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Trump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman

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President Donald Trump bragged about increasing divisions in America during a White House meeting, a former Republican congressman explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told host Joy Reid that "Donald Trump has intentionally tried to create the anxiety" that Americans are explaining.

"Garry Kasparov, the Russian freedom activist, has said the point of disinformation isn't to manipulate the truth, it's to exhaust your critical thinking," Jolly explained. "To exhaust your critical thinking, that's what we're experiencing as voters."

"I had a colleague that was in a meeting in the Roosevelt Room and he said he heard Trump say, 'Have you ever seen the nation so divided?' My colleagues and others said, 'No, we haven't.' Trump said, 'I love it that way.' This is the currency that he's peddling as political strategy, but it's not one we have to accept," Jolly explained.

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