"It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!" If you are a Sci-Fi fan like I am, you will remember this line from the end of the movie Soylent Green as the authorities haul away Detective Thorn who is being played by Charlton Heston. If you have not seen this movie I suggest that you do so. It is a classic. As a society we do not have Soylent Green yet, but we do have Pink Paste. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved this Pink Paste to be used in the National School Lunch Program. So, what is this Pink Paste or Pink Slime they are talking about? It is a ground up mixture of beef trimmings, cartilage, connective tissue and stuff most people chuck in the trash. This conglomeration is ground up and mixed with ammonia hydroxide and pressed into a pink paste which is used as a meat filler. They plan on buying 7 million pounds of this crap to force feed our kids with. At a time when the Feds are so worried about healthy school lunches made up of a meat, potato and veggie combo, the introduction of Pink Paste just does not make sense. Why take an about face to now give our kids snouts and ass holes when they can have a healthy meal?
The answer is cost. The government cannot keep up with the rising costs of grocery products so they need to come up with an alternative. The Pink Slime can be added as a filler to beef products and be "Generally Safe" according to Geisinger Dietitian Michael Kantar. It can be shaped and molded into figures kind of like McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. Speaking of McDonald's, they just stopped using this "Slime" a short time ago. I bet you didn't know that one! I always knew those McNuggets were kind of slimy! Burger King, Taco Bell and other fast food chains heave stopped using the Pink Paste. The pink color comes from the ammonia which is run through the junk to kill dangerous microbes which may cause salmonella and other horrific things. Can you say E. coli? In the long run this ammonia bath is not very effective. The Pink Slime is still at risk for contamination.
The bottom line here is this Pink Slime is nothing but crap! I don't want my kid eating this swill, do you? Hell, the fast food chains have stopped using it so what does that tell you? Our federal government is an absolute mess and this is one of the ways they can cut back. Instead of cutting our kids school meals with Pink Slime why don't we stop giving all of our money away to countries who eventually turn on us like a mad dog. "It's cartilage. Pink Slime is made out of cartilage. They're making our food out of tendons. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!"
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