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- Category: Politricks
There are many persons outside of the United States who look at this country as a place paved with gold. The situation is just an example of how certain decision makers don’t have the best interest of the people at heart. This is a land full of greed, and lack of morals. When you read about pink slime being given to school children, and how it was processed it really shows how inhumane some people think.
The mystery meat — also known as pink slime — will be banned from public school lunches beginning next fall, city officials announced Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had supplied the ammonia-treated meat as part of the free school-lunch program for nearly a decade. The low-cost meat, derived from a mixture of beef scraps and connective tissue, had already been banned from Taco Bell, McDonald’s and other school systems. And the product was blamed on illnesses around the country.
“Although the federal government says this ingredient is safe and does not appear in most of our beef, we have been urging the USDA to allow districts to eliminate it,” said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. “And we will no longer serve it in schools by September.” About 700,000 public school students qualify for free lunches. Education Department officials said they expect to cough up more dough for the fall’s alternative to “pink slime.” Cost estimates weren’t available Wednesday. “Not only does it look disgusting, but it’s not healthy,” said Borough President Scott Stringer (D-Manhattan).
At Public School 261 in Boerum Hill, parents and students said there was the mashed meat should go. “They should absolutely take it off the menu. They should do it as soon as possible,” said David Mulrooney, 41, of Boerum Hill. “It’s got to be a health issue if they’re treating it with ammonia.” The beef product has been used in hamburgers, meatballs and taco toppings in school cafeterias. It’s treated with ammonia to rid the meat of pathogens like salmonella and E. coli. Read more