Please spread the word to help increase pressure on the USDA to drop pink slime from school lunches. If McDonald's has dropped it, we shouldn't be feeding it to kids either.
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Tell @USDANutrition: No ammonia-treated, pink slime beef scraps in school lunches! http://bit.ly/wfUlwZ @USDAgov
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--The CREDO Action Team
Here's a sample message to send to your friends:
Subject: Tell the USDA: No ammonia-treated pink slime in school lunches!
So-called pink slime is a beef-like product created by grinding together connective tissue and beef scraps normally used in dog food, and treated with ammonia hydroxide to kill salmonella and E. coli.
It is "not meat" according to a 35 year veteran USDA microbiologist, and was recently rejected by the likes of McDonalds, Taco Bell and Burger King.
So it's pretty disturbing that the USDA continues feeding this stuff to kids, and plans to buy 7 million pounds of it for school lunches.
I just signed a petition to the USDA. You can learn more and add your name here: