I’m getting pretty disgusted with our food supply right now in general, between the preservatives and the dyes and the unnatural crap.
You may or may not have caught this in the news this past week, but it appears there will be a new ingredient in our kids’ school lunches and it’s called “pink slime“. Mmmm. Yummy. (I am starting to want to move to the country and grow my own food.)
I can’t, but I’m making serious changes in our house recently when it comes to processed foods and honestly a few things have opened my eyes. One of which is the campaign against “pink slime.”
Pink slime is not new, but it’s new to me because this year I have a kindergartner who asks for school lunches. In short, the USDA is planning to purchase 7 million pounds of the pink slime, to go into school lunches. Pink slime is made up of parts of the cow like connective tissue and trimmings that are then treated with a mixture of ammonia and water to kill off things like salmonella and E.coli. You can do your best to argue that’s ok, but having to make a meat edible by fixing it up with ammonia is not ok with me.
What’s worse is that according to ABC News, we’re already eating it because it’s in 70% of our beef.
TV chef Jamie Oliver does a pretty good job of explaining the process “pink slime” goes through to get into our meat products, so feel free to take a look at the awesome. It really makes me want to have a big fat burger.
So, Change.org has already gathered more than 164,000 signatures on a petition to end pink slime in our schools, the very same pink slime that McDonalds and Taco Bell have already rejected.
So I’m wondering, what do you think about this? Baseless public outcry? Or another way to pull a fast one on us and our already suffering food supply?