Bittman: Pink Slime A Symptom Of Larger Problem

04/04/2012 09:06 am ET

Rick Perry -- remember him? -- was more inspired as a defender of the beef processing industry than he was as a debater. Last week, Perry -- along with Iowa's governor-for-life Terry Branstad and Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas -- implored the media to end its "smear campaign" against pink slime, the ammonia-treated burger extender he'd rather have us call by the name used by its producers: Lean Finely Textured Beef.

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