Center for Public Service
When someone puts a piece of food in front of me, I don’t just see a piece of food.
Instead, I see an innocent cow being cornered by a forklift and slaughtered, its limp, moist tissue hung on a long conveyer belt with hundreds of others.
I see hundreds of chemically-injected chickens packed into a dark barn with no hope of seeing sunlight in their lifetime.
I see immigrants pulled from their houses like criminals, taken away from the lives they’ve spent years building for themselves and their families, working for the same food company that courted them into the country.
I see pink slime, a dubious compilation of cartilage, connective tissue, tendons and ammonia being served as chicken nuggets and hamburgers in public school lunches. [excerpt]
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Cobuzzi, Candice L., "The Cost of Affordable Food" (2013). SURGE. 47.