Soylent Green is a classic Sci-Fi movie where future overpopulation leads to a lack of food and the only source of meat becomes... well, see the movie.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has bought 7 million pounds of "Lean Beef Trimmings" which contain leftovers from regular Beef processing. They are going to use it for school cafeterias.
Burger King, Taco Bell and McDonalds refused to use it.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing 7 million pounds of the "slime" for school lunches, The Daily reports. Officially termed "Lean Beef Trimmings," the product is a ground-up combination of beef scraps, cow connective tissues and other beef trimmings that are treated with ammonium hydroxide to kill pathogens like salmonella and E. coli. It's then blended into traditional meat products like 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."
Somebody think of the children ?