Skip to comments.U.S. defends treated meat dubbed "pink slime" in school meals
Posted on 03/11/2012 2:12:17 PM PDT by Libloather
U.S. defends treated meat dubbed "pink slime" in school meals
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.
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Big Government: "If you don't eat the Soylent Green, we will stuff it down your throat!"
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!!
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”.
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.
Fair point. I probably should have said “cheap for the manufacturers”, not cheap for the taxpayers footing the bill for these “lunches”, lol.
My stomach is turning....
Is this where the term ‘schmaltz’ comes from?
Thank goodness. I just got done eating something from Taco Bell. :\
Yum. It looks like strawberry ice cream!
How about Sonic?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sitting on your Pink Slime! Acqualunch!
>>Time to begin packing lunches for the kids, and using local farmers for meat & vegetables(or grow our own). Ive had enough of this garbage on all fronts.<<
Homeschool. No worries.
>>Wonder if the thousands of cows that go into making Soylent Pink will cause mad cow disease... heat doesnt kill the stuff...<<
Ammonia gas does. That’s why it’s run through Ammonia gas.
Looks like a WOOKIE to me...
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!