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Our countries leaders including Barack and Michelle Obama are advocating for increased exercise, better meals in schools, and better nutrition overall for citizens of our country. While on the other hand the government is about to feed our kids over 7 Million Pounds Of ‘Pink Slime’.

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Pink Slime is ammonia-treated meat in that turns a bright pink color due to the chemicals in it. Actually the officially termed “Lean Beef Trimmings,” is a product made up of beef scraps, cow connective tissues, and other beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill disease causing bacteria. This concoction is often mixed into ground beef and hamburger patties.

“We originally called it soylent pink,” microbiologist Carl Custer, who worked at the Food Safety Inspection Service for 35 years, told The Daily. “We looked at the product and we objected to it because it used connective tissues instead of muscle. It was simply not nutritionally equivalent [to ground beef]. My main objection was that it was not meat.”

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Microbiologist Gerald Zernstein told the daily that the meat is high risk and that “scientists in D.C. were pressured to approve this stuff with minimal safety approval” under President George H.W. Bush’s administration.

So what do you think about this latest revealing information? Is the Government really concerned about our children being healthy? Sound off in our comments section.