I think it should be identified on the label so those of us who don't want to eat the stuff don't have to. I think the lack of transparency is to blame for BPI's PR nightmare. It seems to me that they knew the public would have little appetite for the stuff and therefore they basically were sneaking it into the food supply with the USDA's help. There also appears to be a lot of collusion between the beef industry and the USDA. People need to know where their food comes from and what's in it and make choices accordingly. I personally will buy only pastured beef from local small producers from now on so I know what I'm getting. I was doing that for the most part before the controversy arose, and the whole pink slime issue just underscores my decision.
I feel the farmers have dealt with enough slime. No wonder dairy farmers are slaughtering bull calves or giving them away because there is no profit in feeding them. Profits are slim to nothing now and it's not helping by putting fillers in the ground beef being sold. Next thing you know the hamburg you buy will be more slime than beef. It won't stop with the beef either, other food sources will have fills in it as well. And is there labels saying it's in there or does it say 100% beef when it's not? The USDA controls everything without thinking the issue through. They need someone controlling them.
by Connie Smith 7 years ago
It was bad when we found out recently that McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King had "pink slime in their food. Still, it only affected me a little since I rarely eat fast food. I was pretty ticked, though, when I heard that the USDA had bought 7 tons of it for the school...
by Don Bobbitt 7 years ago
If PINK SLIME is so BAD, why is OK to allow ANTIBIOTICS and HORMONES in our meats?Ok, the press had a slow day and showed us the PINK SLIME issue and at least the affected ground meat will now be labeled as per the USDA.But, a far more dangerous thing is also happening to our meats, and that is the...
by Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago
I purchased pink slime! Have you?I have turned away from the big boxes because of pink slime and make a special trip to another grocery chain. I have purchased their meat loaf for over 2 years and have been exceptionally happy. Until now. They too, have changed and the meat loaf I onced loved all...
by ptosis 7 years ago
Pink Slime in school lunches - How do you feel about feeding junk foodto children by the USDA?This ammonia-treated meat derivative contains defatted beef trimmings previously only used for pet food is no longer used by McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell - so who bought this 'meat'? The US...
by mio cid 7 years ago
So it has become public knowledge recently that all kinds of refuse from slaughter houses is treated with ammonia and added to all kind of meat products,specially ground beef.It sounds like a no brainer that such practice should be deemed at least not desirable , and although I don't see the need...
by Xenonlit 7 years ago
I have a hub that is a recipe for pot roast. Adsense decides to shove a huge ad about "pink slime" right at the top of my hub!This is the worst kind of sabotage, especially when I don't get any real return for writing here in the first place. I am also not going to troll around in adsense...
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