For all of you low-tech, but hi-concerned folks out there...
Change.org has made it painless, simple and time efficient for busy community members to sign petitions for causes they care about. A petition was posted by a concerned consumer and parent, to get the USDA from using "Pink slime" in School lunches. I am so disgusted by the fact that this is fed to our nations kids on a regular basis. I wouldn't even feed this to my dog, much less my kid.
Pink Slime is the term used for a mixture of beef scraps and connective tissue (formerly used only for pet food and rendering) that is treated with ammonia hydroxide to remove pathogens like salmonella and E coli. These so-called "Lean Beef Trimmings," are produced by Beef Products, Inc.
Here's a portion of the letter that will be sent out to the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, USDA:
Currently, there are 198,800 of the 200,000 signatures needed. Sign the petition, and have a say in what our kids eat.