Ok. I know this blog of mine is generally about positive thoughts, recipes and quotes and finds to make your day just a little bit nicer, but I need to vent a tad. Time to pull-out the soapbox for a mo. I will keep this brief and I will also post another, more positive post t0day to yin-the-yang, so to speak. Want to leave the week on a good note, don’t we? I think that sounds fair.
I came across this article on The Huffington Post this week and it has stuck with me and made my head spin. This was the headline:
Pink Slime For School Lunch: Government Buying 7 Million Pounds Of Ammonia-Treated Meat For Meals
Have you seen this article? Have you seen this stuff? This “pink stuff” that the U. S. Department of Agriculture is purchasing (and what was declined by various fast food restaurants…something good to note to see where the bar is set) is being sent directly to our schools. To feed our children. Those same children who lawmakers and government officials are continually proclaiming to be “our future”. How can these kids stand a good chance at doing well in school if they don’t have good, healthy, good-quality food in their bodies to fuel their ever-growing and expanding brains? Is anything but premium gasoline put into the lawmaker’s luxury vehicles? If they want them to run well, that’s what they put in. Same flippin’ thing, but here, we are dealing with human bodies. A tad more important, don’t you think?
I could go on and on…and on and on…(I know, I have kept this short and sweet. This is a record for me) about this subject and the hypocricy and the utter lack of respect for this nation’s children in this way, but I won’t. Just please check out this article and see for yourself. My guess is that if this stuff was served up in the cafeteria of the USDA, they wouldn’t have too many takers. Just sayin’.
And the positive spin on this post, if you want to see one, is that if we parents and adults educate ourselves more about these matters, then we can help our children and their education.