It was reported that three governors were touring plants that use "pink slime".
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/governors … 58123.html
Food safety has become a big concern and yes, they say ammonia is safe but why then did they disguise it?
IF IT IS NOT LABELLED, THEY ARE HIDING SOMETHING - HIDING SOMETHING IS JUST PLAIN WRONG.
I apologize I am shouting, this is contrary to the very fundamentals of our constitution. Why are we even considering it? Why is it not disclosed?
I say label it and let the consumer decide not the governors. This is a consumer choice not a political one. Money and politics should not make our decisions.
What are your thoughts?
Someone re-named this particular processing result as "pink slime" and the political activists made the carp hit the fan with a vengeance. Yes, I think it should be "re-thought" because it started causing unnecessary publicity aimed at McDonald's etc. instead of being looked at (and investigated) as a much-used product in MUCH of the food industry in several Countries including the U.S.
I think it's good that Officials are investigating instead of letting the conspiracy theorists (in this issue) slander Companies publicly without just cause.
http://www.foodinsight.org/Resources/De … Production
Brenda, I think you need to find a variety of sources to do your research. It's not simply conspiracy theorists who question our food sources. The FDA doesn't regulate as much as you believe they do. Take some time to do some thorough (unbiased) research and you will be surprised. In the end people believe what they want to believe. But health wise in our county, it's pretty obvious something is wrong with our food.
I'm guessing you wouldn't want to see how and under what conditions your food is prepared in fast food or sit down resturants. Gordon Ramsey's shows have given us insight into how nasty kitchens can be. Look at all the e.coli and other bacteria that is present in food that is imported or home raised. Like the old adage about not wanting to see sausage being made, sometimes ignorance is bliss.
For me, I raise a lot of my own produce and don't eat out a lot, so I minimize my exposure.
What concerns me most is that many people don't care how or where or under what conditions their 'food' is grown, processed, handled, regulated or non regulated.
Labels should include EVERYTHING including if it's a GMO 'food'.
Consumers have a right to know and make our own decisions. It's something we should all be concerned about, and not just about pink slime, but food in general.
There is too much politics regarding food because it's $$$$ money. Multinational food companies basically run the world - look at a company like Monsanto which owns the seeds.
by Connie Smith 7 years ago
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by Don Bobbitt 7 years ago
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by ptosis 7 years ago
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by PhoenixV 7 years ago
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