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The Associated Press reports that "the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn't contain" lean finely textured beef, better known as pink slime, a filler "made of fatty bits of beef that are heated to remove much of the fat, then treated with a puff of ammonia to kill bacteria."

It was just three months ago that, in response to public outcry over the use of pink slime, the USDA gave schools the ability to choose to order beef without the filler.

According to the story, " As of May 18, the agency says states ordered more than 20 million pounds of ground beef products that don't contain lean finely textured beef. Orders for beef that may contain the filler came to about 1 million pounds."
KC's View:
I've been saying this almost since the beginning. No matter how you feel about lean finely textured beef, public opinion has reached the point where it can't be used anymore. It is time to move to the next issue...