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March 13, 2012

[DISGUSTING video] Pink Slime – What is REALLY in your Hamburger – ABCNews.com

Filed under: Ethics • ToBeFree,Health • ToBeFree — Jeff Fenske @ 8:09 pm

pink slime in school lunches

Uploaded by  on Mar 11, 2012

Let’s put it this way, if they had been caught doing this in the
1980’s they would have called it what it is, dog food, but because
the laws changed in the 1990’s it is now called “filler”.

This video exposes the details behind “pink slime” found in more
than 70% of USDA approved ground beef found on grocery store
shelves.

In the accompanying article, the Department of Agriculture is
defending the use of ammonium-treated filler in meals destined for
schoolchildren as part of the national school lunch program.

Good grief! I thought the chicken nuggets were bad…

Related article…

U.S. defends treated meat dubbed “pink slime” in school meals

By Ian Simpson

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.

“USDA has strengthened ground beef food safety standards in recent years and only allows products into commerce that we have confidence are safe.”

Fast-food chain McDonald’s stopped putting the USDA-approved ammonium-treated meat into its hamburgers in August after a number of food activists, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, drew attention to the additive.

The USDA, schools and school districts plan to buy the treated meat, categorized as “lean fine textured beef,” from South Dakota’s Beef Products Inc for the national school lunch program.

The BPI product makes up about 6.5 percent of the 112 million pounds (51 million kg) of ground beef that has been contracted for the National School Lunch Program, the USDA said.

The department oversees the program, which buys about 20 percent of products served in U.S. schools. The rest is bought directly by schools or school districts.

Read original here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/201

FAIR USE Title 17 U.S.C. section 106A-117 of the U.S. Copyright Law: This video is fair use under U.S. copyright law because it is (1) noncommercial (2) educational purpose only (3) transformative in nature, and (4) does not compete with the original work or have any negative effect on its market. no monetary gain is realized by this reproduction

Related:

How do we avoid ‘pink slime’ in our ground beef?

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