Just stop it. Stop it right now, government.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing 7 million pounds of ammonia-treated "meat," that's been dubbed as Pink Slime, to use for the nation's school lunch program.
Disgusting. Have they seen the stuff? Because it looks like THAT THING ABOVE.
Earlier, Jamie Oliver showed kids how the extra bits from a cow or chicken were treated with chemicals, then were mixed together to create this sort of pink-reddish sludge. It was then served in fast food.
The funny thing is that recently, McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Burger King have stopped using the processed meat. But, for some reason, the government thinks it's okay to put this shiz in kid's lunches.
Microbiologist Carl Custer, who worked at the Food Safety Inspection Service for 35 years, said:
"We originally called it soylent pink. We looked at the product and we objected to it because it used connective tissues instead of muscle. It was simply not nutritionally equivalent [to ground beef]. My main objection was that it was not meat."
How is this even legal?? This is basically like feeding our children poison. MUST.STOP.THIS.NOW!!
[Image via JamieOliver.com.]
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