Pink slime doesn't belong in ground beef. It especially doesn't belong in your child's school lunch. Now, with the help of Whole Foods and Crystal River Meats, a school district in Colorado is fighting back against pink slime in school cafeterias.
For the 2012-2013 school year, Crystal River Meats — a local Carbondale, Colorado business that sells grass-fed meats — will provide the RE-1 school district with ground beef for their cafeteria lunches. Through this unique partnership, high-quality meals will be provided to young students at a more than reasonable price, hopefully setting an example for other programs that could be established in communities around the country.