USDA plans to keep feeding ‘pink slime’ to your kids
Ethan A. Huff
2012 March 15
After garnering nationwide attention for being secretly added to processed hamburgers and beef products, including those served in school lunchrooms, “lean finely textured beef,” aka “pink slime,” is reportedly on its way out from the menu offerings of McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Burger King. But according to Mother Jones, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to keep ordering this imitation, ammonia-laced product for use in its National School Lunch Program (NSLP), a taxpayer-funded government food program that serves low-income students.
Pink slime gained much notoriety after being featured in the acclaimed 2008 documentary Food Inc.. Robert Kenner, the film’s director, revealed an inside look into Beef Products International (BPI), a South Sioux City, Neb.-based processing plant that produces most of the nation’s supply of pink slime. The product, which is composed of bovine connective tissue and random beef scraps doused in ammonia and formed into a paste, is commonly used as a beef filler because it is low-cost and supposedly less risky compared to conventional ground beef.
FDA, USDA say ammonia-laced ‘pink slime’ is safe for children
Though BPI claims that pink slime is safer than conventional ground beef because of the ammonia treatment, tests conducted by NSLP between 2005 and 2009 have revealed that the meat-like matter routinely tests positive for salmonella at four times the rate of conventional beef. Ammonia is also a highly-corrosive poison that is known to cause respiratory illness and lung damage, liver problems, and cancer. The Chemical Encyclopedia says ammonia is “highly toxic” if swallowed (http://healthychild.org/issues/chemical-pop/ammonia/).
U.S. schoolchildren now subjected to sack lunch searches by government agents who enforce nutritional insanity
2012 February 15
First it was the TSA searching your underpants at the airport, claiming to be protecting you from “terrorists.” Now a local elementary school in North Carolina is searching the homemade lunches of schoolchildren with the goal of forcing children to ditch their nutritious, home-made meals and learn to consume pasteurized, homogenized USDA-approved cow’s milk and chemically-laced processed meats that promote cancer.
This is what happened, as reported in the Carolina Journal yesterday:
“A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.” (http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/homemade-lunch-replaced-wit…)
The paper goes on to report:
“The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.”
Hold on a sec there, partner. There are AGENTS inspecting lunch boxes of schoolchildren?
You thought the TSA was bad? Get ready for school lunch pat-downs!
That’s the first highly disturbing part of this entire story. See, the corrupt state is trying to take over everything, including the American family. Telling little Johnny that his mom packed an “inferior” lunch is one way of teaching children that they should worship the state instead of their parents. It’s entirely consistent with the actions of pathetic child health sellouts such as California Governor Jerry Brown who recently signed a law giving 12-year-old children the right to “consent” to being injected with Gardasil vaccines as long as they don’t tell their parents. (http://www.naturalnews.com/033831_Jerry_Brown_Gardasil.html)
Parents are useless. The state is God. Write that down, boys and girls, as you’ll be tested on it later. And please don’t tell all the TSA perverts that new jobs are opening up involving searching the sacks of elementary schoolchildren, or they’ll quit the TSA in droves and line up to be part of anything that might involve touching little children (http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=979D7B9F44BA6EAE0DF65B3DE6E4EE33).
In North Carolina, the homemade school lunches that don’t meet USDA guidelines are then “enhanced” with what the state calls the “missing items” (the processed meat laced with chemicals, or the dead, pasteurized milk, produced with Bovine Growth Hormones). Parents are then billed (fined) for the additional cost of these “missing” items.
In other words, the state is forcing parents to buy cancer-causing processed foodsand feed them to their children!