Because the American government really cares:
Pink slime -- that ammonia-treated meat in a bright Pepto-bismol shade -- may have been rejected by fast food joints like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King, but is being brought in by the tons for the nation's school lunch program.
I've heard so many people say that health care ought to be the sole domain of the government since businesses can't be trusted with our well-being -- those bastards only care about profit, you know.
As though the laws of economics don't apply to the government. When something is made "free", demand increases and when government spending explodes and tax revenues are nearly not enough, the supply shrinks or in this case the supply is morphed into something that was rejected by fast food companies.
Earlier this year some official idiot didn't allow an American school girl to consume her lunch (turkey sandwich, chips and apple juice) because it was too damn unhealthy!
But today: "Pink slime is good for you!"
Link via Instapundit.