Pink Slime and Mad Cow Disease

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Burger lovers are not having an easy time lately. Last month, news broke that the USDA’s National School Lunch Program had recently purchased seven million pounds of something delectably called “pink slime.” Soon thereafter, news reports trumpeted that pink slime hasn’t just been making its way into school lunches, as bad as that sounds. In recent years, nearly a billion pounds of this ammonia-laced burger filler have been mixed annually into the ground beef sold in the U.S. As a result, more than two-thirds of the nation’s pre-made burger patties have contained pink slime. The name “pink slime” sounds, well, … Read More

Pink Slime – And More

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Factory Farms ‘Pink slime’ is the tip of the iceberg: Look what else is in industrial meat By Tom Laskawy  19 Mar 2012 7:44 AM   Photo by Cobalt123. You didn’t think I’d miss my chance to weigh in on the latest round of pink slime discussions, did you? Rather than recapitulate the horror that is your favorite form of “lean finely textured beef,” I will instead point you to my favorite statement in defense of pink slime. It was given by American Meat Institute Director of Scientific Affairs Betsy Booren to NPR: “This is not the same ammonia you’d use in cleaning … Read More