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U.S. defends treated meat dubbed "pink slime" in school meals
Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/09/12 | Ian Simpson

Posted on 03/11/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT by Libloather

U.S. defends treated meat dubbed "pink slime" in school meals
Ian Simpson
Reuters
7:10 p.m. CST, March 9, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Agriculture is defending the use of ammonium-treated beef, dubbed "pink slime" by detractors, in meals destined for schoolchildren as part of the national school lunch program.

The Internet news source The Daily reported this week that 7 million pounds (3.2 million kg) of the product -- beef trimmings treated partly with ammonium hydroxide to fight contamination -- would appear in school lunches this spring.

"All USDA ground beef purchases must meet the highest standards for food safety," the agency said in a statement.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: meals; pink; school; slime
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To: Libloather
In the future:

Big Government: "If you don't eat the Soylent Green, we will stuff it down your throat!"


41 posted on 03/11/2012 3:20:13 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: caww

Government is feeding our children DOG FOOD!! Go back to “bring your own lunch”....and don’t tell me you don’t have money for peanut butter and jelly. Stop buying $100 sneakers!!


42 posted on 03/11/2012 3:25:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: DemforBush

You really think we’re buying the meat on the “cheap”?? Bet we’re paying twice as much...first the price of the meat...second...the “subsidies”.


43 posted on 03/11/2012 3:28:05 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: surrey

I know from schmalz sandwiches...we had it on dark rye bread and you sprinkled salt on it..sa southern German treat!also..lard sandwiches..

and we didn’t worry about obese kids.ha.


44 posted on 03/11/2012 3:43:36 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Sacajaweau

Fair point. I probably should have said “cheap for the manufacturers”, not cheap for the taxpayers footing the bill for these “lunches”, lol.


45 posted on 03/11/2012 3:56:24 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: surrey

My stomach is turning....


46 posted on 03/11/2012 4:01:23 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: surrey

Is this where the term ‘schmaltz’ comes from?


47 posted on 03/11/2012 4:02:42 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: GeronL

Thank goodness. I just got done eating something from Taco Bell. :\


48 posted on 03/11/2012 4:04:09 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: genew

Yum. It looks like strawberry ice cream!


49 posted on 03/11/2012 4:06:03 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: GeronL

How about Sonic?


50 posted on 03/11/2012 4:07:23 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Right now my freezers are stuffed with whitetail deer, mule deer, axis deer, elk, Oryx and the wife and I are headed out next weekend to take a nice fallow deer and a couple of turkey's. We've got catfish, crappie and fixing to add some redfish flounder and sea trout to the other freezer here in a couple of months. Still have a couple of dozen quail and 3 sandhill cranes just to cover the poultry part. We do our own processing and packaging. About the only thing we buy at the store is vegetables. It has nothing to do with processed meat or pink slime it's just what we like. She likes to hunt and fish and so do I and we just eat what we like. Oh I still pick up a couple of nice New York strips every now and then but we prefer wild game.
51 posted on 03/11/2012 4:14:06 PM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Libloather

They just don’t understand that there is no point in defending it. They lost the battle the minute that the phrase “pink slime” was coined and published. Can’t put that genie back in the bottle Obama!

He’s been beaten by the same emotionally based propaganda tactics that the left has been turning on their enemies for years, just this time they happened to get caught in the crossfire. Of course, he’s too tone deaf and full of hubris to realize that he can’t spin his way out of this one.


52 posted on 03/11/2012 4:38:24 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: humblegunner
Cafeteria burritos were awesome,

Best I have ever eaten. Cut one open and big chunks of beef would run out all over the plate. Course you burped them all day, but that was the only way to keep the girls off of me.

53 posted on 03/11/2012 4:38:47 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

It’s a bit different than those examples. Hotdogs, etc, are made with offal and off-cuts that people wouldn’t normally buy in other forms, but they are not made by the same process as “pink slime”. This is a new process that has only been around for a few years.


54 posted on 03/11/2012 4:41:58 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GOPJ

Heat doesn’t kill the prions, and neither does the ammonia treatment they use to to kill all the E. Coli and Salmonella in the crap they sweep up off the slaughterhouse floor to put in the slime.


55 posted on 03/11/2012 4:53:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Iron Munro
"If ye' don't eat yer' Pink Slime you can't have any French Fries." "How can ye' have any French Fries if you don't eat yer' Pink Slime?"

Sitting on your Pink Slime! Acqualunch!

56 posted on 03/11/2012 4:57:50 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: KoRn

>>Time to begin packing lunches for the kids, and using local farmers for meat & vegetables(or grow our own). I’ve had enough of this garbage on all fronts.<<

Homeschool. No worries.


57 posted on 03/11/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: GOPJ

>>Wonder if the thousands of cows that go into making “Soylent Pink” will cause mad cow disease... heat doesn’t kill the stuff...<<

Ammonia gas does. That’s why it’s run through Ammonia gas.


58 posted on 03/11/2012 5:01:42 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Iron Munro

Looks like a WOOKIE to me...


59 posted on 03/11/2012 5:19:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs, anyday!)
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To: Iron Munro

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I’m laughing at that pic so hard tears are running down my face! My cat’s going nuts; he thinks I’m having a seizure or something. OMG, OMG, OMG! Best gut laugh I’ve had all weekend. Thanks!


60 posted on 03/11/2012 5:23:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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