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eppur_se_muova

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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 01:50 PM Mar 2012

Pink Slime Ground Beef - Schools Can Opt Out, USDA To Announce (BBC)

Pink Slime Ground Beef - Schools Can Opt Out, USDA To Announce
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Main Category: Nutrition / Diet
Article Date: 15 Mar 2012 - 11:00 PDT

Ammonia-treated ground beef, popularly referred to as pink slime, can be omitted from school-meal purchases in the USA, if schools so wish, the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) is expected to announced today. There has been growing concern regarding the delivery of ammonia-treated ground beef to schools, while fast-food restaurants, such as McDonald's and Burger King have stopped using it.

The USDA will say that schools can choose to have their beef patties either with or without ammonium hydroxide added to the ground beef.

According to various US media sources, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, as well as other well known figures and advocacy groups influenced several fast-food restaurants to exclude the additive.

A USDA employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Press Association today that the USDA will make an official announcement regarding this move.

Approximately one fifth of all food served in schools in America is bought by the USDA.
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more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/242967.php

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Pink Slime Ground Beef - Schools Can Opt Out, USDA To Announce (BBC) (Original Post) eppur_se_muova Mar 2012 OP
If your meat is so bad McDonalds won't even use it... Taverner Mar 2012 #1
..."schools can choose to have their beef patties either with or without ammonium hydroxide." woo me with science Mar 2012 #2
Homer Simpson would say, "Pink Slime, ahhhhhh gurgle gurgle gurgle" aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #3
No more pink slime.... MindMover Mar 2012 #4
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