Chicken From China? Why You Should Be Worried
In March 2012 I launched on The Lunch Tray a Change.org petition seeking to remove lean, finely textured beef (“LFTB,” more widely known as “pink slime”) from the ground beef procured by the USDA for the National School Lunch Program. The petition garnered over a quarter of a million signatures in just a few days and ultimately led the USDA to change its policy, allowing school districts for the first time to opt out of receiving beef containing LFTB.
Though I’ve since been asked by activists and concerned readers to start petitions on other food-related issues, I didn’t want to exhaust your goodwill by urging you take action on one issue after another, no matter how important each individual cause might be. But in the past few months I’ve been learning about a particular food safety issue and believe that an online petition is urgently needed to address it. Earlier this week I launched that petition on Change.org , along with two respected food activists, Nancu Hehnergarth and Barbara Kowalcyk. Click here for more information.