The pink slime isn’t all that different than mechanically separated meat, which has been a staple of meat processing in this country since the 1950s. Anyone’s who’s ever eaten a hot dog or a slice of lunchmeat has probably eaten it.
Probably the reason the slime’s going into school burgers is because of the food service racket going on with our schools. Institutional-grade (i.e. schools and prisons) food is cheap and gets the job done as far dotting the nutritional I’s and crossing the T’s regulations. Taste might be another matter, but the food service companies can meet “lean meat” requirements with the stuff without the cost of using higher quality beef muscle. Better options surely exist, but the SEIU probably would oppose them.
Me, I’d brown bag it or skip out to one of the local places at lunch time (used to leave campus all the time when I was a senior in HS. Got busted for it once, but the teach was cool and let me skate. He didn’t like the school’s food either, Ha!)
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”.