70% of the ground beef available in grocery stores is made out of dog food. Okay, that's a slight exaggeration, but sadly, not by that much.
Earlier this week we told you about this disgusting "pink slime" stuff that was being mixed with meat and fed to kids in school lunches. The beef trimmings were once only legal in dog food and cooking oils, but then the USDA decided it's cool to mix with human food as long as it's treated with ammonia.
Well, this stuff just isn't being force fed to kids either, we're ALL eating it. An ABC News investigation has revealed that 70% of all ground beef found in grocery stories contains pink slime. So, essentially, we're eating what we used to consider dog food.
To make matters worse and 70% of ground beef 100% MORE unappetizing, the original term for pink slime was soylent pink. In case you've never seen the Charlton Heston movie, Soylent Green was made out of dead human beings.
Gerald Zirnstein, a former USDA scientist who coined the term, quit his job after his bosses approved its use in our beef and now grinds his own hamburger meat to avoid digesting the stuff. In an interview, he recalled that when he brought up the issue to former undersecretary of agriculture, Joann Smith, she simply responded that "it’s pink, therefore it’s meat."
She now works for the company that produces pink slime and has made millions of dollars as a result of her legalizing the use of the cheap excuse for real meat.
Don't ya just love how our government works? Check out the ABC News story above for all the details and get ready to go vegan! Ha!