07 Mar '12, 10pm

USDA Buying 7 Million Pounds Of Pink Slime For School Lunch | Care2 Causes

USDA Buying 7 Million Pounds Of Pink Slime For School Lunch | Care2 Causes

Last January, I reported here that McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell had all announced that they were discontinuing the use of ammonium hydroxide , otherwise known as pink slime, in their beef. In case you’re not familiar with this lovely term, “pink slime” is used to describe a ground-up combination of beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like salmonella and E. coli. It’s then blended into meat products like ground beef and hamburger patties. Sounds delicious, right? Horrifyingly, just as these fast-food giants have agreed to get rid of the substance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is buying 7 million pounds of pink slime for use in school lunches. Pink Slime Endorsed By National School Lunch Program Yes, you read that correctly. Just this week, pink slime got a de facto endorsement...

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ecorazzi.com 12 Mar '12, 7pm

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care2.com 17 Mar '12, 8pm

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