You need to read this if you have children eating in school cafeterias. This is why I buy organic.
|What do you get when you combine ground up beef “trimmings” — which are various beef scraps and cow connective tissues — with ammonium hydroxide (basically a solution of ammonia in water)?
USDA Purchases 7 Million Pounds of Pink Slime for School Lunches
The Pepto-Bismol-colored concoction known as pink slime can legally make up 15 percent of any given beef product, which shaves about 3 cents off the cost for a pound of ground beef.
The USDA has decided this makes good business sense for the school lunch program, and has ordered 7 million pounds from the slime’s maker, Beef Products Incorporated (BPI).
This isn’t the first time, either — they’ve been buying it for years.
As you might suspect, people are concerned.
“Mystery meat” in school lunches has long been the butt of jokes, but no one really wants their child eating a substance that can be compared to any color of slime.
Even putting the “yuck factor” aside, there are some very valid reasons to question why anyone, let alone children, should eat this product:
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any of my family eating this junk. BUY ORGANIC!