Schools will be able to choose between 'pink slime' and meat3/15/2012
The beef industry has caved in (sort of) to the rallying cry of thousands of people who don't want kids eating pink slime. Quick reminder: Pink slime is the low-cost, ammonia-treated, finely textured, ground beef filler that lands on your kid's lunch tray on "meat day." Manufacturer Beef Products, Inc. has insisted it's perfectly healthy, but has suffered an online skewering -- including an e-petition to rid school cafeterias of the substance that quickly racked up over 220,000 signatures. While McDonald's totally removed the stuff from its kitchens, schools will be given a choice between beef patties containing pink slime and fattier burgers made without. As @chelliepingree tweets, "Only 1 word to describe it: gross."
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How unhealthy do you think pink slime really is?