Pink Slime in school lunches - How do you feel about feeding junk foodto childre

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  1. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 12 years ago

    Pink Slime in school lunches - How do you feel about feeding junk foodto children by the USDA?

    This ammonia-treated meat derivative contains defatted beef trimmings previously only used for pet food is no longer used by  McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell - so who bought this 'meat'? The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) bought 7 million pounds of 'pink slime' for school lunches.

  2. fosginger profile image60
    fosgingerposted 12 years ago

    I think the usda should be strapped down and force be fed this wonderful treat and "OPEN WIDE"

  3. JeffreyS profile image58
    JeffreySposted 12 years ago

    This just proves whose side our "representatives" (or those appointed by our so-called "representatives") are really on.
    And why not?
    It's the corporations who get the true access to their offices. It's the corporations who get their attention through lobbying and hand-outs.
    It's simply EASIER for the mediocre, self-serving folks in our government to care more about special interests than it is for the people who actually elected them. After all, someone's butt is going to be warming up the chairs in Washington, no matter what. And it has proven so easy to manipulate voters with scare tactics and B.S. every couple of years or so. So we all keep on playing this absurd, self-destructive game.
    The solution is to take matters into your own hands; pack your kid his or her lunch, don't give them the money to buy the crap served in fast-food joints, etc.
    Don't have the time to make your child's lunch, or you find yourself having too much trouble trying to influence your kid more than the TV?
    Tough, you better find the time! You better start to learn how to truly understand and communicate with your kid. Otherwise, your complaints are meaningless.

  4. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 12 years ago

    I think this is another example of corporate welfare. The USDA unburdened the sellers of 7 million pounds knowing that there would be an uproar and never actually be used in school lunches. Now with this exposure of what this stuff, people are learning that 70 Percent of ground beef at supermarkets contains Pink Slime.

    I remember eating venison for awhile and was so used to it that walking down the supermart beef smelled rotton. That's why I hardly eat supermarket meat anymore because I know that the meat is treated with carbon monoxide to keep the meat an unatural red longer.

    Ever had a pound of hamburger that was super  b right red but was grey in the middle? That's because the meat was treated with CO.

    There is buffalo meat that had the natural looking dark red blood because it's against Fed rules to treat buffalo meat with anything. Too bad it costs $9/pound but is so delicious you don't need any spices when cooking.

  5. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image61
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 12 years ago

    Not good. Nutrition has everything to do with health and mental functioning. Children obviously need a good diet to remain healthy and free of disease. I don't understand why this is happening - it could have serious and long-lasting consequences. Our nation's children are our future. They are already obese and more unhealthy than children were when I was growing up - now this..

  6. Jools99 profile image88
    Jools99posted 12 years ago

    I think its pretty disgusting, but it's probably been happening a while … hool-Today


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