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Government Feeds Children Pink Slime (Soylent Pink)
Moonbattery ^ | 3/6/2012 | H/T AC

Posted on 03/06/2012 9:07:52 AM PST by combat_boots

Apparatchiks have been seizing lunches packed by parents and forcing kids to eat government-issued lunches instead. These lunches often include an ammonia-laced substance microbiologist Gerald Zirnstein has dubbed “pink slime”:

Made by grinding together connective tissue and beef scraps normally destined for dog food and rendering, BPI’s Lean Beef Trimmings are then treated with ammonia hydroxide, a process that kills pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli.

The resulting pinkish substance is later blended into traditional ground beef and hamburger patties.

Carl Custer, a retired microbiologist who spent 35 years in the Food Safety Inspection Service, doesn’t think much of the stuff.

“We originally called it soylent pink,” Custer told The Daily. “We looked at the product and we objected to it because it used connective tissues instead of muscle. It was simply not nutritionally equivalent [to ground beef]. My main objection was that it was not meat.”

(Excerpt) Read more at moonbattery.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: feds; food; schools; vomit
Yummo!
1 posted on 03/06/2012 9:07:56 AM PST by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

I’d rather “eat cake”.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 9:14:15 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: combat_boots

They wouldn’t have to treat it with ammonia to kill the pathogens. They could use irradiation to kill the pathogens, seal it and store it at room temperature for years with no loss in quality. No, it won’t make it radioactive and it won’t generate free radicals in any appreciable proportion. This has been done for years with chicken (dirty little secret) by some companies and it has been proven for all foods.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 9:16:57 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Sort of like the ground up bone on your chicken nuggets.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 9:18:54 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: RJS1950

With regard to the pink slime, this is crap but it is also probably the testbed for what we will all be forced to buy and consume before long. Real food will only be available and affordable by the elite much as the food available in the private stores in the old Soviet Union.

Once we reach that point I don’t think it will be Soylent Green rather it may be “eat the rich”.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 9:21:18 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: combat_boots

Jamie Oliver exposed all this during food revolution, old news, but ya, disgusting, our kids bring their lunch, and the moment they are told they can’t, we home school.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 9:25:22 AM PST by Scythian
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To: org.whodat

I think the movie Soylent Green should be purchased and packaged as political advertising. It perfectly portrays what will happen when we give up our freedoms and the Constitution to our socialist democrat dictators by voting for or tolerating any democrat.

FUBO & FAD


7 posted on 03/06/2012 9:26:27 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RJS1950

Really true!


8 posted on 03/06/2012 9:30:01 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: combat_boots

2 years ago this pic got put on the web saying that’s how McNuggets were made. Pretty sure it was debunked then, seems unlikely to be accurate now.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 9:31:48 AM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: discostu

Yee Haw! Rush is riffing this right now!

MEGA DITTOS, ElRushbo.

Be Breitbart, FReepers!


10 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:04 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Remember the howling from Libs back in the day when during the Bush Admin ketchup was declared a vegetable (if it’s not... I don’t know what it is)? I wonder how the same Libs classify this pile of pink excrement?


11 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:02 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: RJS1950
With regard to the pink slime, this is crap but it is also probably the testbed for what we will all be forced to buy and consume before long. Real food will only be available and affordable by the elite much as the food available in the private stores in the old Soviet Union.

Once we reach that point I don’t think it will be Soylent Green rather it may be “eat the rich”.

This^

12 posted on 03/06/2012 9:44:28 AM PST by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: discostu
That was BS from peta, this pink stuff is beef. But I would not eat it. Feed it to your pet.
13 posted on 03/06/2012 9:48:05 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: carriage_hill

connective tissue and beef scraps! mmmmmm yummy! And it’s pink!


14 posted on 03/06/2012 9:50:00 AM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: combat_boots

I love SPAM. It’s the pink stuff of the gods.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 9:50:55 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: RJS1950

Yeah. Another Liberal Leftist campaign right up there with DDT and Alar.

Foodborne illnesses afflict billions of people aroud the globe, and widespread use of irradiation could put a significant dent in that.

Free radicals my butt.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 9:53:26 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: org.whodat

Its usually “mechanically separated chicken”, not beef. Its amazing and delicious stuff.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 9:53:56 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: citizen

Here, Fido...


18 posted on 03/06/2012 10:30:49 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: combat_boots

All sausages should be illegal, and jello, and bullion, and turkey soup, and beef broth, and gravy, and scrapple, and ...


19 posted on 03/06/2012 10:37:59 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: RJS1950

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2814178/posts?page=7#7


20 posted on 03/06/2012 10:47:42 AM PST by repentant_pundit (Sammy's your uncle, but he behaves like a spoiled rotten kid.)
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To: Born to Conserve
All sausages should be illegal, and jello, and bullion, and turkey soup, and beef broth, and gravy, and scrapple, and ...

Homemade sausage and scrapple and turkey soup and gravy and beef broth? You kidding?

21 posted on 03/06/2012 11:28:19 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Liberty is in danger. We are the generation. This is our role. Now is the time. Defend Freedom!)
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To: Born to Conserve

“and gravy”

Onoz. Not gravy, too!


22 posted on 03/06/2012 1:35:36 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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Save the Oreos!
23 posted on 03/06/2012 2:06:12 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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