I wondered, do people I know still eat at fast food restaurants? And if they do, do they know they are eating “Pink Slim”? Well, if you still eat in these places, you are eating ammonia washed leftovers that use to be used just as pet food. Personally, I literally wouldn’t feed my dog this and I don’t – she gets steamed vegetables, fruit and grain free kibble.
“To make a long story short: Beef Products buys the cheapest, least desirable beef on offer–fatty sweepings from the slaughterhouse floor, which are notoriously rife with pathogens like E. coli 0157 and antibiotic-resistant salmonella. It sends the scraps through a series of machines, grinds them into a paste, separates out the fat, and laces the substance with ammonia to kill pathogens.The result, known by some in the industry as “pink slime,” is marketed widely to hamburger makers. The product has three selling points, from what I can tell: 1) it’s really, really cheap; 2) unlike conventional ground beef, which routinely carries E. coli, etc, pink slime is sterilized by the addition of ammonia; and 3) it’s so full of ammonia that it will kill pathogens in the ground beef it’s mixed with. “
This is then sold to McDonald’s, Burger King and to public schools for your children’s lunch
But wait, you say you eat the chicken at these places?
“About half of it is actual chicken. The rest is a mix of corn-derived fillers and additives (most likely genetically modified), along with a slew of synthetic chemicals, including:
- Dimethylpolysiloxane, a type of silicone with anti-foaming properties used in cosmetics and a variety of other goods like Silly Putty
- Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a petroleum-based product with antioxidant properties.”
But my kids love it! Well, your kids loved fruits, vegetables, and meat at one point when you fed them that out of a baby food jar. There is no Whopper or Chicken Nuggets in a baby food jar, so what happened?
But people are saying – it’s so cheap and affordable! Well, you get what you pay for. Who knew obesity, diabetes, heart disease and depression could be purchased at such a bargain price! Such a deal – or is it?
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