WASHINGTON — Most states participating in the National School Lunch Program have ordered ground beef that does not contain a product known as lean, finely textured beef in the industry, but dubbed “pink slime,” by a former government employee interviewed this spring by ABC News.  In the midst of an uproar after the filler received such a derisive nickname, the USDA said it would, for the first time, offer schools the option to purchase beef for the coming ...

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