Hey, Chicken Nugget Fans, Get a Load of This!

by Sarah Pope MGA Affiliate linksHealthy LivingComments: 41

pink slime
A concerned reader sent me a link to an article in the Huffington Post today that absolutely grossed me out and I thought I had seen it all where processed factory food is concerned.

This picture is of mechanically separated chicken meat, also called Advanced Meat Recovery (yes, you read that right) before it is made into chicken nuggets, bologna, hot dogs, salami – uh, shall I continue?  Companies that produce processed food with this nauseating ingredient try very hard not to let photos like this get out to the public for obvious reasons.

According to Fooducate, this chicken paste is the result of cleaning every bit of meat off the chicken bones by passing it through a high pressure sieve.    It tastes horrible, so artificial flavors like MSG and many other additives must be mixed in to make it palatable.   The color is very odd and unappetizing requiring the cover of artificial colors.   It is covered in bacteria, so the paste must be soaked in ammonia to degerm it (see comment below from Stanley Fishman Esq. discrediting denials of this from Snopes).

Anyone up for the fast food drive through?

Seeing a photo like this, I am so grateful for my local poultry farm!  Do you have one yet?  What are you waiting for?

Update: It seems that Subway chicken sandwiches may be channeling pink slime too according to a report which conducted tests on the chains “oven roasted” chicken sandwiches and strips.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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