Veteran – Where does your school lunch come from?

Here is a quick EYE-OPENING video about school lunches in our country.  I have loved finding more and more organizations that are identifying issues with school lunches and are making a difference.  The group that put this video together is all about using local produce for lunches in our schools.  How cool would that be?  To know exactly where my children’t food is coming from- and to be able to help local farmers.  Check it out:


On the flip side of things….


Can you guess what the picture is?

A.  Strawberry Ice Cream

B.  Chicken

C.  Plastic Foam

D.  None of the above




ANSWER:  This is mechanically seperated chicken


This photo below was extensively passed around the web last week, and for good reason: it’s a peak into the rarely-seen world of mechanically separated meat, or Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR).

The article states:

Folks, this is mechanically separated chicken, an invention of the late 20th century. Someone figured out in the 1960’s that meat processors can eek out a few more percent of profit from chickens, turkeys, pigs, and cows by scraping the bones 100% clean of meat. This is done by machines, not humans, by passing bones leftover after the initial cutting through a high pressure sieve. The paste you see in the picture above is the result.

This paste goes on to become the main ingredient in many a hot dog, bologna, chicken nuggets, pepperoni, salami, jerky etc…

The industry calls this method AMR – Advanced Meat Recovery.


Crazy picture- huh?  I hope you are asking yourself the question- Do I know where my children’s school lunch is coming from?  I sure hope it’s not from the AMR plant… 🙂



Source: WFM 1-10

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