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FreeTraveler
03-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Whole story at Pink Slime - It's "For the Children" (http://tirelessagorist.blogspot.com/2012/03/pink-slime-its-for-children.html).

Take all the scraps and connective tissue left over from slaughtering cows. Throw it in a big vat. Grind thoroughly. Squeeze it through a thin tube and spray it with ammonia hydroxide. (yes, the same stuff that's in that bottle labeled "Ammonia - Do Not Drink" stored under your kitchen sink)

Sound appetizing? I didn't think so. It's banned in the United Kingdom. Even McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell, hardly bellweathers of cullinary excellence, want nothing to do with the stuff anymore, although they have used it in the past.

It's perfectly legal, after all. The U.S. Department of Agriculture first approved it for human consumption in 1994, and according to Beef Products Inc. more than 70% of the ground beef sold in the U.S. contains the stuff. Curiously though, a number of grocery chains, including Publix, have recently announced they do not use it, and other meat outlets are running away from it rapidly now that consumers are becoming aware of the issue.

Not the USDA, though. To the contrary, they're doubling down, having announced plans to buy seven million pounds of it for use in the National School Lunch Program. The cynic in me says it's because the producers are suddenly having trouble unloading it elsewhere, and the USDA is more concerned about the profits of the meat-packing industry than the people who actually consume the products they're supposed to be assuring are safe.

This is totally disgusting, that the USDA, Department of Education and FDA would foist this garbage off on our kids.

kill the banks
03-11-2012, 03:32 PM
deliver us from evil

donnay
03-11-2012, 03:37 PM
deliver us from evil

Amen!

forliberty52
03-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Sounds eerily similar to Japan trying to send mercury laden dolphin meat to their public school lunch program. Perhaps they should just stop producing meat that is sprayed with ammonia, honestly who hires those in the FDA? They can approve ammonia sprayed meat and cows that have bacterial diseases are alright too as long as the diseas is within a certain FDA approved amount. Makes you wonder if those mad cow disease breakouts where really an accident?

evilfunnystuff
03-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Even McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell, hardly bellweathers of cullinary excellence, want nothing to do with the stuff anymore, although they have used it in the past. ...

...more than 70% of the ground beef sold in the U.S. contains the stuff. Curiously though, a number of grocery chains, including Publix, have recently announced they do not use it, and other meat outlets are running away from it rapidly now that consumers are becoming aware of the issue. ...

...Not the USDA, though. To the contrary, they're doubling down, having announced plans to buy seven million pounds of it for use in the National School Lunch Program.
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heavenlyboy34
03-13-2012, 02:50 PM
I've seen a video of this being done-which is why I avoid chicken nuggets.:p