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Where Is the Real Beef? I'm Mad As a Cow and Not Going to Take It Anymore!

04/13/2012 05:06 pm ET | Updated Jun 13, 2012
Cows have a voice too!
If you can stomach, actually bare witness to a revolting revolution called pink slime, food guru Jamie Oliver has a few bones to pick. Watch this clip now! Then, c’mon back for more.
Slimier stories about beef are never to be forgotten. Oprah paid a big time fine for her remarks on mad cow disease on national television. But what got me and I think millions of other viewers more than annoyed was the ridiculous accusations of the meat industry claiming that her remarks were defamatory.
Wait a minute! You mean Texas actually has a law that can fine even imprison citizens if they defame a food source or the industry that produced it.

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Let’s talk beef. According to the U.S. Beef and Cattle Industry from 2002-2010, Americans consumed 219.2 billion pounds. The retail equivalent of sales equaled 632 billion dollars. And the value of U.S. cattle and calf production equals 306.8 billion consumer dollars.
What’s the new beef-at- stake all about?
Meet Healthy Child Healthy World’s April Mom On a Mission Bettina Elias Siegel. On March 6th she started a petition asking USDA to ban the use of lean, finely textured beef (commonly known as "pink slime") in the beef destined for school food. Within nine days, the petition topped 200,000 signatures (reaching a quarter of a million signatures soon after) and effectively forced USDA to change its policy by allowing schools to choose ground beef without the ammonia-treated filler.
Yuk! It’s enough to make you love peanut butter even though those yummy treats contain traces of aldicarb sulfoxide.
What’s really tainted about the beef and cattle industry are the governments both state and federal laws and some regulations that beef-up production and competition amongst growers. Raising cattle is not an easy job. Harder yet, is raising cattle in a humane environment where the animals health needs, growth and development incorporate an environmental philosophy, cradle to cradle, which is less wasteful to the environment and kinder to the life span of the animal.

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