McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell have all announced – very quietly, mind you – that they will be pulling the ‘pink slime’ component from their hamburger meat.
And it doesn’t have anything to do with Jamie Oliver. No, really.
Apparently, using ammonium nitrate on scrap meat makes it into a pink goo that is then used to extend meat products like chicken and beef. Oh, and to kill bacteria.
And perhaps kill your children, too.
Okay, I am being a little alarmist, but the things they do to food these days to ‘extend shelf life’ is horrible. There is a lot to be said for growing your own and cooking at home.