Fast Food Safer Than School Lunches
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Fast Food Safer Than School Lunches

So by now you've heard that USA Today published an expose that revealed the meat bought by the USDA for use in school lunches wouldn't pass quality standards at Burger King or McDonald's.

But to Simpsons fans, this seems to reaffirm what the cartoon parody poked fun of repeatedly more than a decade ago and most memorably in one of their classic Treehouse of Horror episodes:

Principal Skinner:
This overcrowding in detention is becoming critical. It's a powderkeg waiting to go off in an explosion of unacceptable behavior.

Lunchlady Doris:
Don't bitch to me, boss man. Thanks to the latest budget cuts I'm down to using Grade F meat!

But back to the USA Today article. Here's a choice quote that will make you get up earlier to pack junior's lunch from now on:

"For chicken, the USDA has supplied schools with thousands of tons of meat from old birds that might otherwise go to compost or pet food. Called "spent hens" because they're past their egg-laying prime, the chickens don't pass muster with Colonel Sanders-- KFC won't buy them -- and they don't pass the soup test, either. The Campbell Soup Company says it stopped using them a decade ago based on "quality considerations."


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