AP reports U.S. school districts are turning up their noses at pink slime, the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn’t contain the product known as lean finely textured beef.
Only three states – Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota – chose to order beef that may contain the filler.
But as of May 18, the agency says states ordered more than 20 million pounds of ground beef products that don’t contain lean finely textured beef. Orders for beef that may contain the filler came to about 1 million pounds.