By now, I am sure most of you have heard about pink slime, otherwise known as Lean Beef Trimmings. Jamie Oliver was one of the first people to talk about pink slime when he demonstrated its production to parents and children in his Food Revolution series last year. In the video, he mentions how 70% of America's ground beef contains leftover cow parts, the kind that's unfit for human consumption and is often thrown out or used for dog food. But don't worry. This 'meat,' which contains e.coli and salmonella, has been treated with ammonia. You know, the poisonous chemical compound that has been deemed corrosive and hazardous.
Since then, McDonald's, Taco Bell, and school districts across the US have rejected pink slime, and yet the USDA continues to offer it to children throughout their schools. In an effort to educate and activate people across the US as part of the mission of the Food Revolution, Jamie and his team have built a website www.stoppinkslime.org to showcase all of the information about this issue and provides a link to the Health Petition started by Bettina Siegel of The Lunch Tray. As of the publication of this post, 246,597 out of the required 300,000 signatures have been obtained.
I have included the aforementioned video below for your displeasure. If you have a weak stomach, consider yourself forewarned.