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Online petition to stop use of 'pink slime' in school lunches gains momentum

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USDA insists lean finely textured beef – called “pink slime” by critics– is safeA beef product dubbed “pink slime” by its detractors has become notorious this week, courtesy of the internet. Bettina Elias Siegel, who started an anti-“pink slime” petition Tuesday on her blog The Lunch Tray, announced today that she garnered 25,000 signatures of […]

40,000 Pounds of ground beef heading for school lunches recalled due to possible contamination

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Possible E. coli contamination caused the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue a Class I recall for 40,000 pounds of ground beef products intended for Georgia school lunches. A statement released Friday by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said the beef was produced by Palo Duro Meat in Amarillo, Texas, on or before September 9. The beef […]

Comcast to provide $10 Internet to needy families

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Internet Essentials to make high speed affordable for allInternet service provider Comcast is rolling out a new plan to bring $10 Internet to qualifying low-income families. Called “Internet Essentials”, the plan will cost a mere $9.95 per month for those that can show a financial need, and will provide download speeds of up to 1.5 […]