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By Kid Reporter CIERRA CHIN, age 13
Did you know that you and your four-legged friend might be eating the same meat scraps for dinner? Inedible beef trimmings, which normally go into dog food are rinsed with ammonia (a household cleaner) and made into burgers that are available in schools, restaurants and supermarkets. Up to 70 percent of ground beef in the United States is treated with ammonium hydroxide, aka “pink slime.” After chef Jamie Oliver demonstrated the process on his television show, Food Revolution, McDonald’s decided to stop using pink slime in their burgers.