April 23, 2014

Breaking News:

Keyshawn Johnson Arrested -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Knicks Fire Mike Woodson -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Suspicious Packages Found At Boston Marathon -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

200 Hundred Dead Or Injured In Bus Station Bombing -

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three Dead In Jewish Community Center Shooting -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stephen Colbert Named New Host Of The Late Show -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UMass Guard Becomes First Openly Gay Player In D-1 Basketball -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Six Injured In High School Stabbings -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Active Shooter Reported At Portsmouth Naval Hospital -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown Case -

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Pinger Locator Detects Signal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ship Detects Pulse Signal In Search Of Missing Plane -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

7.8 Aftershock Shakes Chile -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting Reported At Fort Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Panama -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Masters -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Pink Slime Served In School Lunches

( 4UMF NEWS ) Pink Slime Served In School Lunches:

Although many fast-food chains, including McDonald’s, have said they are pulling the infamous “pink slime” from their hamburgers, school districts across the country are still serving it to kids. McDonald’s and other fast-food chains had been using scrape and waste — muscle and connective tissue normally used in dog food, in their hamburgers.

Pink slime is bits of meat and muscle salvaged from slaughterhouse floors that are treated with a pink chemical to kill any dangerous pathogens. According to an earlier report by msnbc.com, the unappetizing pink goo is widely used in the food industry as an anti-microbial agent in meats and as a leavener in bread and cake products. It’s regulated by the U.S. Agriculture Department, which classifies it as “generally recognized as safe.”

The USDA has been purchasing the “pink slime” for years, using the product as a filler.
School cafeterias nationwide receive part of the ground beef they serve from the USDA. It purchases 7 million pounds of that same waste meat product, which will be sent to schools all over the country.

“We don’t know which districts are receiving what meat, and this meat isn’t labeled to show pink slime. They don’t have to under federal law,” said Bettina Siegal, of TheLunchTray.com. Siegal has started a petition seeking to ban the ammonia-based waste from school menus. As of Thursday, the petition had received over 4,000 signatures.

The USDA’s continued purchase of pink slime for school lunches was first reported Monday by TheDaily.com, which spoke to two former microbiologists at the Food Safety Inspection Service.
No more than 15 percent of each serving of the beef kids may be eating at school is the “pink slime,” the USDA states.

“We should step back and say, ‘Why would we feed this to our kid?” said Siegal.

The waste meat accounts for 70 percent of all ground beef consumed in the U.S.

And I LOVE a thick, juicy burger, too…

Story @ MSNBC