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Seven Million Pounds of “Pink Slime” Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program
Yahoo ^ | 03/09/12 | Sarah B. Weir

Posted on 03/09/2012 9:01:40 AM PST by AtlasStalled

McDonald's and Taco Bell have banned it, but now the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is buying 7 million pounds of beef containing ammonium hydroxide-treated ground connective tissue and meat scraps and serving it up to America's school kids. If you thought cafeteria food was gross before....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mcdonalds; pinkslime; tacobell; whataboutprions

1 posted on 03/09/2012 9:01:43 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 9:02:40 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: AtlasStalled

You know, you CAN post a few paragraphs. Sheesh.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 9:04:41 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Mmmm Mmm Nummy!
We cant have your kids eating Turkey lettuce and tomato sangwiches slathered with mayo. A side of chips and an apple when we have all this pink slime to benefit our health!


4 posted on 03/09/2012 9:05:49 AM PST by mylife
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To: 1raider1

Think Obama serves the pink slime to his Hollywood friends when they eat dinner at the White House?


5 posted on 03/09/2012 9:06:01 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

I’m the Slime - Frank Zappa

I am gross and perverted
I’m obsessed ‘n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little has changed
I’m the tool of the Government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can’t look away
I make you think I’m delicious
With the stuff that I say
I’m the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I’m the slime oozin’ out
From your TV set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don’t need you
Don’t go for help . . . no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That’s right, folks . . .
Don’t touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozin’ along on your livin’ room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can’t stop the slime, people, lookit me go

I am the slime from your video
Oozin’ along on your livin’ room floor

I am the slime from your video
Can’t stop the slime, people, lookit me go


6 posted on 03/09/2012 9:06:36 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: AtlasStalled
Think Obama serves the pink slime to his Hollywood friends when they eat dinner at the White House?

0bama IS pink slime!!! (PINKO slime at the least!)
7 posted on 03/09/2012 9:07:33 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: mylife

Marie Antoinette said let the peasants eat cake, and Michelle Obama says let the children eat pink slime!


8 posted on 03/09/2012 9:08:01 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

I’m so glad my kids aren’t in school anymore. Yuk!


9 posted on 03/09/2012 9:08:31 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: AtlasStalled

10 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:13 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: AtlasStalled

Since when did Moochelle Datsoinbutte become a nutrition expert?


11 posted on 03/09/2012 9:11:03 AM PST by mylife
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To: mkjessup

LOL!


12 posted on 03/09/2012 9:11:04 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Solyent Pink


13 posted on 03/09/2012 9:13:40 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: JoeProBono

looks like foam insulation


14 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:06 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: AtlasStalled

“Pink Slime” = PBS


15 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:21 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: JoeProBono

Kid friendly version.

16 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:45 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: AtlasStalled
Will Hussein be having a news conference soon declaring that *pink slime* has replaced algae as the latest, greatest new bio-fuel?


17 posted on 03/09/2012 9:16:14 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: morphing libertarian
Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!


18 posted on 03/09/2012 9:16:52 AM PST by mylife
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To: AtlasStalled

Anyone but me notice that the more the federal government takes over the school lunches, the worse they get?


19 posted on 03/09/2012 9:19:24 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: AtlasStalled
In an ABC News article, we have:
The “pink slime” does not have to appear on the label because, over objections of its own scientists, USDA officials with links to the beef industry labeled it meat.

“The under secretary said, ‘it’s pink, therefore it’s meat,’” Custer told ABC News.

ABC News has learned the woman who made the decision to OK the mix is a former undersecretary of agriculture, Joann Smith. It was a call that led to hundred of millions of dollars for Beef Products Inc., the makers of pink slime.

When Smith stepped down from the USDA in 1993, BPI’s principal major supplier appointed her to its board of directors, where she made at least $1.2 million over 17 years.


20 posted on 03/09/2012 9:26:09 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: AtlasStalled

I betcha’ Stimulus Funds have paid for this stuff in the past and maybe now

Stimulating Ooze :)


21 posted on 03/09/2012 9:27:52 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: 1raider1

Joann Smith, the USDA bureaucrat who approved use of Pink Slime, and later joined the board of directors of the maker of Pink Slime, served under Bush I. So it really IS Bush’s fault. The Leftist media is loudly noting this fact.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 9:28:30 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Kirkwood
Back in my Summer camp days (late 1960s), we were served some sort of foamy looking dessert.

I can't remember the name, but looking back, it was probably a would-be competitive offering against Jell-O. (Camps were probably targeted with great deals in order to hit the palettes of kids, hoping to create the demand that way...)

I remember the green (Lime), but I'm pretty sure it came in pink (Strawberry) as well.

As such, the look of it prompted much jocularity at the end of dinner.

23 posted on 03/09/2012 9:29:21 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: AtlasStalled
You know, the federal government needs to step in and and really monitor what is being served to our children. Someone should tell the First Lady.

End sarcasm.

24 posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:52 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: AtlasStalled

The government OKs feeding this “crap” to school kids, but let Mom make them a healthy lunch at home and send it with their kid to school and government inspectors will confiscate it make the kids eat this. The quickest way to end the practice of adding pink slime to food ...have some imam declare it to be haraam and unfit for consumption by Muslims. Given our political correct society pink slime would be instantly banned least it offend some Muslim.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 9:32:32 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: AtlasStalled

When I was in school during the Carter Administration he pulled some sort of bailout of the turkey farmers, and we had processed, reconstituted, breaded deep-fried turkey patties for school lunch 3 days out of 5 for a year an a half.

In every conceivable way, Obama is Carter 2.0


26 posted on 03/09/2012 9:33:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AtlasStalled
Considering that the taxpayers pay for it to feed other peoples' offspring, I'm all for serving them garbage. The only thing better would be to have THEIR *%&*ing parents pay for their own kids $#**ing lunches. But of course, this isn't the American way.

Wasn't it Jefferson who said "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need?" Oh Wait, that was MARX not Jefferson. Isn't it a great country where anyone can spawn out a kid and force someone else to pay for it?

27 posted on 03/09/2012 9:43:10 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: dfwgator
Great album
28 posted on 03/09/2012 9:43:26 AM PST by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: AtlasStalled

Where’s Meryl Streep...

“What are we doing to our CHILDREN!?!?!?!”


29 posted on 03/09/2012 9:52:59 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: JoeProBono
Mmmmm. The new Dairy Queen beef blizzard. Give me a straw!
30 posted on 03/09/2012 9:56:42 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: dfwgator

Zappa was one strange dude...yet, at times, he was a prescient genius.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 10:17:31 AM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: AtlasStalled

And if you make a turkey sandwich with some chips and an apple and send little Johnnie off to school will some govt. son of a bitch take it away from little Johnnie and force him to eat this crap?
Then charge you kids account for the school lunch??
Get a ball bat and take it to some ones ass on this one if they did.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 10:21:00 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: mylife

“Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!”

That is funny right thar I tell ya!

I am using that as my tag line. You can have my “The Left are all Fluked Up”.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 10:28:12 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Well, the left is fluked up, dontcha know?


34 posted on 03/09/2012 10:31:24 AM PST by mylife
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To: AtlasStalled

35 posted on 03/09/2012 10:46:49 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: AtlasStalled

My dog eats better than this and I am dead serious.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 10:57:39 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: AtlasStalled

Here is an article that states how one can avoid this slime yet still eat beef.
http://www.eatlikenoone.com/what-is-pink-slime-beef-how-to-avoid-it.htm

(And obviously one can avoid beef altogether) I hope ground turkey doesn’t have this in it.


37 posted on 03/10/2012 6:44:45 PM PST by PrayAndVoteConservesInLibsOut
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To: AtlasStalled
Everyone should know the following

1. There is NO SUCH THING as "pink slime." What there is, is lean beef recovered from fat trimmings by a process of heating and separating in a centrifuge. Jamie Oliver's "demonstration" was a travesty. If you take ground beef, mix it with household cleaner grade ammonia and spin it in a dryer, you WILL get "pink slime," but this is NOT the process used by industry. Mr Oliver may be a decent chef, but he knows nothing about food processing or food safety!

2. The treatment with a few puffs of ammonia gas is just enough to temporarily raise the pH (alkalinity) about 1-1/2 points above its natural pH. Why is this done? Because it KILLS E. Coli bacteria! Do you think ABC will be willing to accept the responsibility for the deaths that will result from the next outbreak of E. Coli contamination?

3. The product of this process, which has been used for years, is lean beef, which is why the USDA doesn't require its being labeled as an "ingredient." To make up for the amount of beef that is recovered by this process from the fat trimmed off steaks, roasts, etc., would require the slaughter of an additional 1.5 million head of cattle. Does anyone think this is a good idea?

38 posted on 03/27/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by NJ_Tom (I don't worship the State; I don't worship the Environment - I only worship God.)
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