While sitting in the drive-thru line at McDonald’s I started humming the Big Mac jingle and it got me thinking. Were the “two All-Beef patties” really all beef? Recent articles plastered across the internet and print announced McDonald’s was no longer using the pink slime in the manufacturing of its burgers. After reading that line you might find yourself saying, “Pink Slime?” out loud. I know I did. Did I miss the memo or have beef burger patties always been made with “Pink Slime”? After thinking about it I suddenly had the urge to remove myself from the drive-thru line and speed away.
"You will be happy to learn that many grocery chains have stopped using the pink slime as a result of people voicing their objections to using the substance. I call it a substance as it is not made of food. Food should be natural, directly from a plant or animal, not mixed with chemicals and who knows what.
Sadly, some of our public schools are still shoveling it down our children's developing bodies. It makes me feel so helpless that we are a nation of capitalists. Where corporations are people and children are treated like marketing's evolving consumer and not a precious mild with potential that needs to be nurtured with quality food. The USDA should be replaced if they think that they are doing the right thing, we all know they aren't. Our country has turned into one which the only thing that matters is the bottom line regardless of the effects on our well-being. Buyer Beware when it comes to your food. We no longer know where it is coming from and what it is really made of until issues such as this rise."