3 Responses to New DeKalb Schools Communication Service Available

  1. The Deal says:

    I saw that they ask you your relation to the school system when you register, and one of the options is “community member”. I’m guessing this is from the backlash that came from not notifying the community members of the cell tower meetings.

  2. dekalbschoolwatch says:

    As a ‘notification’ of our own, we thought we’d share the slideshow at the link below. We’ve all heard the hullaballoo about “pink slime” in our school cafeteria meat lately, but schools are not the only place you will find strange food additives. Rodale will further enlighten you as to what you may really be eating in all things purchased at your local grocer.

    Here’s what they have to say on “pink slime”. Watch the slideshow for more info on “things you may rather not know”…

    “Pink Slime”
    The Gross Factor: The meat industry likes to call it “lean finely textured beef,” but after ABC News ran a story on it, the public just called it what it looks like—pink slime, a mixture of waste meat and fatty parts from higher-quality cuts of beef that have had the fat mechanically removed. Afterwards, it’s treated with ammonia gas to kill Salmonella and E. coli bacteria. Then it gets added to ground beef as a filler. Food microbiologists and meat producers insist that it’s safe, but given the public’s reaction to the ABC News report, there’s an “ick” factor we just can’t overcome. The primary producer of pink slime just announced that it’s closing three of the plants where pink slime is produced, and Kroger, Safeway, Food Lion, McDonald’s and the National School Lunch Program (among others) have all pulled it from their product offerings.

    Yuk!

    http://www.rodale.com/pink-slime?cm_mmc=ETNTNL-_-864922-_-03312012-_-PinkSlime-_-body

  3. dekalbschoolwatch says:

    In fact, when you view the slideshow above, you will see that there are many issues with our food. Here’s another example of one we should be worried about in our school cafeterias:

    Pregnancy Hormones in a Can
    The Gross Factor: Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that acts like the hormone estrogen in your body, is used to create the epoxy linings of canned food. What food processors don’t tell you is that the chemical was created over 70 years ago as a drug that was intended to promote healthy pregnancies. Though it was never used as a drug, the food industry saw no problem adding this pregnancy drug to a wide range of products, including canned food linings and plastic food containers. “Low levels of BPA exposure has been linked to a wide range of adverse health effects, including abnormal development of reproductive organs, behavior problems in children, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic changes that result in altered insulin levels, which leads to diabetes,” says Sarah Janssen, senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council. And its use in canned food is the number one reason why 90 percent of Americans have it in their bodies.

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