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(Mother Nature Network)   Yet another example of why our country is doomed: After a school starts feeding students only all-beef burgers, students demand the return of mystery meat loaded with additives and chemicals   (mnn.com) divider line 137
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2013-10-07 03:19:05 PM
I can imagine what a patty made of beef that's the same price of a mass produced processed product tastes like. I'll take my salt and MSG please.
 
2013-10-07 03:24:42 PM
only all-beef burgers?  Yeah, I imagine that would get a little repetitive after a while, and not all that healthy.  Plus, what are the vegetarians going to eat?
 
2013-10-07 03:40:18 PM
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, stacked up on a sesame seed bun?
 
2013-10-07 03:40:27 PM
yeah right, someone is getting a kickback and that's that. You think anyone gives a shiat if kids complain about the lunch they get.
 
2013-10-07 03:40:47 PM

serial_crusher: only all-beef burgers?  Yeah, I imagine that would get a little repetitive after a while, and not all that healthy.  Plus, what are the vegetarians going to eat?


I have a feeling that the vegetarian students don't eat too many processed-beef burgers either.
 
2013-10-07 03:42:21 PM

serial_crusher: only all-beef burgers?  Yeah, I imagine that would get a little repetitive after a while, and not all that healthy.  Plus, what are the vegetarians going to eat?


Who cares?  They're too weak and frail to protest anyway.
 
2013-10-07 03:43:33 PM
www.mnn.com
 
2013-10-07 03:43:38 PM

Headso: yeah right, someone is getting a kickback and that's that. You think anyone gives a shiat if kids complain about the lunch they get.


yeah, or they just wanted to reduce costs by going back to the cheap stuff.
 
2013-10-07 03:43:48 PM
Yeah, doomed to freedom subtard.  Try and push some hanky panky vegan diet on my kids and we will, will will rock you.  If my boy has to be babysat by the book brigade for six hours every day so he can play football, he's going to eat what tastes best.

/In case you libs missed the point of the story, the beef burgers are 0bummercare
 
2013-10-07 03:43:51 PM
I would say nope, you eat it or you go hungry... and if you want to go hungry that's fine, but we're not serving beef with BS chemical additives.
 
2013-10-07 03:44:25 PM
Not shocking...give people who are used to pre-packaged, sodium-laden food something that is fresh, and they often don't like it.  I watched my nephews turn their noses up at much of the food I made from fresh veggies, meat and fruit when they stayed with me (and I'm an excellent cook).  But they just complained about bones in the chicken (because god forbid you eat a baked chicken thigh with BONES in it) or straight up reject it before they even tried it.  I took them grocery shopping and they didn't know why I was smelling my vegetables and fruit, and they didn't even know what a peach looked like.

And the sad part is that my youngest nephew is pre-diabetic who weighs more than me and is 11 years old.
 
2013-10-07 03:45:32 PM

Headso: yeah right, someone is getting a kickback and that's that.


As a guy who kicks back kickbacks, I'm getting a kick out of these comments.
 
2013-10-07 03:46:08 PM
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2013-10-07 03:46:11 PM
I sorta want a chemical burger now.
 
2013-10-07 03:46:12 PM
t all started during the 2011-12 school year, when a Fairfax-based advocacy group called Real Food for Kids

Sounds like a great deal. How much food and do the kids have to be yours?
 
2013-10-07 03:46:14 PM

Pangea: serial_crusher: only all-beef burgers?  Yeah, I imagine that would get a little repetitive after a while, and not all that healthy.  Plus, what are the vegetarians going to eat?

I have a feeling that the vegetarian students don't eat too many processed-beef burgers either.


But shouldn't it be considered a vegetable if it was grass-fed?
 
2013-10-07 03:47:13 PM

apotheosis27: [www.mnn.com image 530x300]


My lunch period is 26 minutes.
 
2013-10-07 03:48:33 PM
Hey, I bet you didn't know that if you feed a poor kid some freshly wilted spinach and serve it to him, he'd spit it out and tell you he likes spinach from the can better.

/dnrtfa
//will not rtfa
 
2013-10-07 03:48:59 PM
If you follow TFA's link to an NPR segment on what those ingredients actually are, you find its all vitamins, soy, and basic natural flavorings.
 
WGJ
2013-10-07 03:49:00 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

The kids have spoken!
 
2013-10-07 03:50:19 PM

Headso: yeah right, someone is getting a kickback and that's that. You think anyone gives a shiat if kids complain about the lunch they get.


pute kisses like a man: yeah, or they just wanted to reduce costs by going back to the cheap stuff.


This and this.

"Kids don't think the school lunches are tasty! We must change them!" said no public school administrator ever.
 
2013-10-07 03:50:35 PM
I remember a movie theater chain gave in to some light protests, to switch from the artificial butter food like popcorn topping to all natural butter. They had to switch back because people demanded the artificial butter because it tasted better.
 
2013-10-07 03:50:55 PM
So the kids are rejecting beef?  You'd think it would taste better than the paper on tin cans.
 
2013-10-07 03:51:07 PM

bborchar: Not shocking...give people who are used to pre-packaged, sodium-laden food something that is fresh, and they often don't like it.  I watched my nephews turn their noses up at much of the food I made from fresh veggies, meat and fruit when they stayed with me (and I'm an excellent cook).  But they just complained about bones in the chicken (because god forbid you eat a baked chicken thigh with BONES in it) or straight up reject it before they even tried it.  I took them grocery shopping and they didn't know why I was smelling my vegetables and fruit, and they didn't even know what a peach looked like.

And the sad part is that my youngest nephew is pre-diabetic who weighs more than me and is 11 years old.


Smell your foods?  Hell I stick them right up my ass to determine their worthiness.
 
2013-10-07 03:51:29 PM
When I make burgers at home I don't make "all-beef" burgers either.  I'll add salt and pepper, maybe some garlic/onion and there have been times where I want to add breadcrumbs and egg too.  That does the same thing as the "processed burgers" too and uses many of the same ingredients.  Plus these burgers need to taste good even after prolonged freezing.
 
2013-10-07 03:52:17 PM
People who drink polluted tap water often hate the taste of clean water.  The kids should be forced to have natural food until their bodies get used to it.
 
2013-10-07 03:52:36 PM

Prophet of Loss: If you follow TFA's link to an NPR segment on what those ingredients actually are, you find its all vitamins, soy, and basic natural flavorings.


Those flavorings -- onion, garlic and salt -- are probably missing in the all-beef burgers, which may be why the kids prefer the Frankenpatty instead.
 
2013-10-07 03:52:38 PM
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, stacked up on a sesame seed bun?

WRONG.

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

The food industry isn't adding this stuff to food for shaits and giggles. They're doing it because people like the taste of it and buy their products. Screw the Nanny State. The mouth wants what the mouth wants.

/pssst, buddy...want some Carrageenan?
 
2013-10-07 03:53:48 PM
And this is why you don't let your kids make the decisions.
 
2013-10-07 03:53:48 PM
Look, if Jamie Oliver couldn't get the idea going in the UK, what chance do you guys have?
 
2013-10-07 03:54:23 PM

serial_crusher: only all-beef burgers?  Yeah, I imagine that would get a little repetitive after a while, and not all that healthy.  Plus, what are the vegetarians going to eat?


Twigs
 
2013-10-07 03:55:01 PM
And I am sure frying them to the consistency of a hockey puck has nothing to do with it either....

/medium rare
 
2013-10-07 03:55:12 PM

blatz514: I sorta want a chemical burger now.


Do they still sell cheeseburgers at 7-11? I used to eat those when I was in high school.
 
2013-10-07 03:55:42 PM

DrewCurtisJr: I remember a movie theater chain gave in to some light protests, to switch from the artificial butter food like popcorn topping to all natural butter. They had to switch back because people demanded the artificial butter because it tasted better.


==============

Tasted better, or people were used to the chemical stuff?  I know some baby boomers who grew up eating junk, like frozen TV dinners.  When offered properly prepared fresh food, they balk, preferring to eat Swanson Hungry Man Meals.
 
2013-10-07 03:56:35 PM

WGJ: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 340x437]

The kids have spoken!


And they love the taste of pussy!
 
2013-10-07 03:56:37 PM
I haven't decided yet, but "1/2 lb. organic free range ground beef burger with side of waffle fries" is on my list of possibilities for dinner tonight, so I am getting a kick...

/Worchestershire sauce and pepper.
 
2013-10-07 03:57:14 PM
Real data.... School lunches are getting more organic, more hippie, more foodie, more pure, yet kids are getting fatter and less healthy.

The crap we ate as kids for school lunch was fine. If those outraged parents really cared, they would take away the iPhones and video games and kick their kids outside to play. What a complete waste of time.
 
2013-10-07 03:58:01 PM

bborchar: Not shocking...give people who are used to pre-packaged, sodium-laden food something that is fresh, and they often don't like it.  I watched my nephews turn their noses up at much of the food I made from fresh veggies, meat and fruit when they stayed with me (and I'm an excellent cook).  But they just complained about bones in the chicken (because god forbid you eat a baked chicken thigh with BONES in it) or straight up reject it before they even tried it.  I took them grocery shopping and they didn't know why I was smelling my vegetables and fruit, and they didn't even know what a peach looked like.

And the sad part is that my youngest nephew is pre-diabetic who weighs more than me and is 11 years old.


You know kids have a very different sense of taste than adults. You might be an excellent cook and still find that normal kids will turn their noses up at your food.  Don't take it personally, because it's really not your fault or theirs.  I'm a great cook as well (IMHO) and I make lots of delicious food with tons of fresh ingredients but I still keep chicken nuggets and french fries in the freezer for when my niece comes over. She's a healthy active kid and isn't really a picky eater by kid standards but there are still lots of things she just will not eat.  Sometimes she has what I'm cooking, sometimes she opts out.  I don't change my menu for her and she will try anything.  Which is why I often get stuck eating a chicken finger salad sandwich* for lunch the next day.

*yeah it's gross but my niece eating good food is worth it and my upbringing does not allow me to throw food out.
 
2013-10-07 03:58:11 PM

blatz514: I sorta want a chemical burger now.


www.hellawella.com
 
2013-10-07 03:58:15 PM
The headline on WTOP: Fairfax schools return to serving old hamburgers
 
2013-10-07 03:58:32 PM
Kids are stupid. That's why they're kids. They don't know anything good. Back to beenie-weenies.
 
2013-10-07 03:58:58 PM
This just proves that Fairfax county school kids are morons.
 
2013-10-07 03:59:07 PM

Haoie: Look, if Jamie Oliver couldn't get the idea going in the UK, what chance do you guys have?


This.
I recall that one episode when he made chicken nuggets, blended up the bones ligaments and tendons, ran it thru a china cap added starch, sugars and gums, fried them up and the little punks ate them.
/hork*
 
2013-10-07 03:59:25 PM

bborchar: Not shocking...give people who are used to pre-packaged, sodium-laden food something that is fresh, and they often don't like it.  I watched my nephews turn their noses up at much of the food I made from fresh veggies, meat and fruit when they stayed with me (and I'm an excellent cook).  But they just complained about bones in the chicken (because god forbid you eat a baked chicken thigh with BONES in it) or straight up reject it before they even tried it.  I took them grocery shopping and they didn't know why I was smelling my vegetables and fruit, and they didn't even know what a peach looked like.

And the sad part is that my youngest nephew is pre-diabetic who weighs more than me and is 11 years old.


WTH are you smelling your fruits and veggies for?  You can't tell somethings ripe by look and feel?  The whole bones thing is stupid also, maybe they were used to boneless skinless breasts, frankly that's all I cook fo rmy kids for one it's easier for them and price per pound is better considering the waste of chicken cooked with bone in.
 
2013-10-07 04:00:22 PM

Ivo Shandor: blatz514: I sorta want a chemical burger now.

Do they still sell cheeseburgers at 7-11? I used to eat those when I was in high school.


burgersdogspizza.com
 
2013-10-07 04:00:51 PM
As a chemist, I have seen much worse. Most of the 26 ingredients are quite reasonable. Many of the scary chemicals are simply the long form names for various vitamins. It could maybe do without the sugar though.
 
2013-10-07 04:03:14 PM

bborchar: Not shocking...give people who are used to pre-packaged, sodium-laden food something that is fresh, and they often don't like it.  I watched my nephews turn their noses up at much of the food I made from fresh veggies, meat and fruit when they stayed with me (and I'm an excellent cook).  But they just complained about bones in the chicken (because god forbid you eat a baked chicken thigh with BONES in it) or straight up reject it before they even tried it.  I took them grocery shopping and they didn't know why I was smelling my vegetables and fruit, and they didn't even know what a peach looked like.

And the sad part is that my youngest nephew is pre-diabetic who weighs more than me and is 11 years old.


My wife's brother, six years younger than we are, lived with us for a month or so between leases.  She offered to pack him a lunch for work so he could save money.  One day we had got a bunch of really nice plums so she sent one with him.  "How did you like the plum?" she asked him that night.  "Was that what it was? I threw it away. I thought it was a rotten apple."

Facepalm.

/of course, my mother-in-law is of the opinion that strawberries need to be dipped in sugar to be palatable
 
2013-10-07 04:03:38 PM

TNel: bborchar: Not shocking...give people who are used to pre-packaged, sodium-laden food something that is fresh, and they often don't like it.  I watched my nephews turn their noses up at much of the food I made from fresh veggies, meat and fruit when they stayed with me (and I'm an excellent cook).  But they just complained about bones in the chicken (because god forbid you eat a baked chicken thigh with BONES in it) or straight up reject it before they even tried it.  I took them grocery shopping and they didn't know why I was smelling my vegetables and fruit, and they didn't even know what a peach looked like.

And the sad part is that my youngest nephew is pre-diabetic who weighs more than me and is 11 years old.

WTH are you smelling your fruits and veggies for?  You can't tell somethings ripe by look and feel?  The whole bones thing is stupid also, maybe they were used to boneless skinless breasts, frankly that's all I cook fo rmy kids for one it's easier for them and price per pound is better considering the waste of chicken cooked with bone in.


Well he's a food poser.  Probably came from Reddit.
 
2013-10-07 04:04:46 PM

WordyGrrl: Prophet of Loss: If you follow TFA's link to an NPR segment on what those ingredients actually are, you find its all vitamins, soy, and basic natural flavorings.

Those flavorings -- onion, garlic and salt -- are probably missing in the all-beef burgers, which may be why the kids prefer the Frankenpatty instead.


You misunderstand - 25 OF THE 26 'FRANKENPATTY' INGREDIENTS ARE EITHER SOY, VITAMINS, OR YEAST EXTRACT. The last is a MSG like compound that replaced MSG because of allergies to it.

It was much-ado about nothing from day one. I am all for GMO labeling and safe food, but the VA thing was just ignorance.
 
2013-10-07 04:07:10 PM

Burr: And I am sure frying them to the consistency of a hockey puck has nothing to do with it either....

/medium rare


Dude, you do NOT cook ground beef anything less than well done if you don't want to risk diarrhea.
 
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