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The 4 Biggest Food Stories of the Year (And What They Taught Us)

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.

After Firing, Pink Slime Worker Sues ABC, Jamie Oliver, Blogger

Posted 12.13.2012 | Home

The legal battle over the product known as "pink slime" is getting personal. In May, Beef Products Inc, the South Dakota-based company that produce...

Schools Turning Their Noses Up At Pink Slime, Opting For Beef Without The Filler

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this y...

How 'Pink Slime' Got Its Name

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- "Pink slime" was almost "pink paste" or "pink goo." The microbiologist who coined the term for lean finely textured beef ran through a fe...

'Pink Slime' Maker To Shut Down 3 Plants Over Uproar

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Beef Products Inc. will close processing plants in three states this month because of the controversy surrounding its meat product th...

BSE and Pink Slime: Lessons to Be Learned

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Both BSE and the "pink slime" fiasco are the indirect outcomes of the incessant drive to industrialize livestock farming and meat processing.

Protein: Not Less, Just Different

Phil Lempert | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

With our typical proteins' prices on the rise, the question is whether, as the culture of our population shifts to a more diverse ethnic mix, will popular protein sources from around the world end up on supermarket shelves?

A Pink Slime Timeline

Food Safety News | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home

The story of Beef Products Inc.'s Lean Finely Textured Beef isn't new, and neither is the nickname "pink slime". Yet after more than 10 years on the m...

Report: 'Pink Slime' Was Served To Chicago Students

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

After avoiding the "pink slime" controversy for the most part, Chicago Public School officials are now admitting that students may have been served th...

Has LFTB Really Been in Our Beef for "20 Years" and Without Incident?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

So the filler which is the subject of so much controversy has not been in our food supply for "20 years." But what about that claim by BPI and its supporters that the use of this filler has been without incident?

Bittman: Pink Slime A Symptom Of Larger Problem

NYTimes.com | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

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 wit...

Why The Simple School Lunch Burger Patty Has 26 Ingredients

Posted 04.06.2012 | Education

The school burger has gotten more than its share of the spotlight lately as parents set off a media firestorm in a rally to remove the controversial, ...

GOP Gov Wants Action On 'Smear Campaign' Against 'Pink Slime'

AP | MIKE GLOVER | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad called Monday for a congressional investigation into how what he called "a smear campaign" against t...

'Pink Slime' Producer Tied To Romney

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

The founder of Beef Products, known for its production of "pink slime," is a major donor to Mitt Romney. Businessman Eldon Roth held a Sioux Falls ...

Major Supermarkets Ditch 'Pink Slime'

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - Two of the biggest U.S. supermarket operators, Safeway Inc and Superva...

Schools Will Soon Be Able To Opt Out Of 'Pink Slime' Beef

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 05.15.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — The lunch lady won't be serving up "pink slime" anymore at several school districts around the country. Under a change announced...