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Pink Slime Ground Beef

The Return Of 'Pink Slime' To School Lunches?

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents

School officials in four states have decided to allow Beef Products Inc.'s lean finely textured beef -- the ammonia-treated mash of meat trimmings mor...

Judge: Iowa State U. Must Shield 'Pink Slime' Data

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A judge has blocked Iowa State University from releasing documents about food safety research conducted for the beef-processing com...

"Pink Slime" Lawsuit May Be Frivolous, But Could Chill Speech

Michele Simon | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

The entire pink slime affair should be viewed as a huge wake-up call to the harsh realities of our industrialized meat supply. But Beef Products Inc.'s case against ABC News could scare the media and others out of speaking out against the meat industry.

'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.

The Perfect Storm: How the Pink Slime Debacle Created Food System Change

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

Inciting grassroots involvement in food system issues is critical -- yet, until the pink slime debacle, consumer uprisings have mostly eluded the movement. Why did this issue create such a powerful consumer reaction?

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Calls For Embrace Of Pink Slime

Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

Last night, lean finely textured beef (AKA "pink slime") gained a dubious new ally: Stephen Colbert. The jokester used his "Colbert Report" soapbo...

Americans Have Beef With Food System Transparency

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

If the beef industry wants to undo the damage it has inflicted upon itself, and restore trust and confidence in its products and practices, it must alter its business model that seems to flourish on an imbalance of information

A Populace Pink Slimed

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Politicians insisted that identifying slimed beef is not necessary, or even wise, because the fabricated-sans-fat-smashed-meat-scraps-seasoned-with-ammonia mixture is more nutritious. They chose to champion not consumers but slime producers. The reason is obvious.

'Pink Slime' Maker Shuts Down 3 Of 4 Plants

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 05.26.2012 | Home

LUBBOCK, Texas — The maker of "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at all but one plant where the beef ingredient is made, acknowledging rec...

Even More Major Supermarkets Ditch Pink Slime

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Supermarket chains Kroger Co. and Stop & Shop said Thursday they will join the growing list of store chains that will no longer sell ...

USDA to Americans: You'll Eat Pink Slime Whether You Want It or Not

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.19.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

The USDA's announcement that school districts will be able to opt out of an ammonium-hydroxide treated ground beef filler known as both Lean Finely Textured Beef and "pink slime" is not exactly inspiring confidence.

Calling BLBT Ground Beef Amounts to 'Fraudulent Mislabeling'

Andrew Gunther | Posted 05.18.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

Even the fast food companies McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell stopped using meat that was treated with ammonia last year.

'Pink Slime': Sounds Gross, But How Does It Taste?

AP | By J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

-- All this angst over "pink slime" has made one thing clear: We don't always know what we're getting when we bite into a big juicy burger. Which le...

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...

The Beef Industry Tries to Defend "Pink Slime" and My Response

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Three fast food giants -- McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell -- have discontinued their use of "Pink Slime." But while fast food customers can vote with their dollars, students must passively consume whatever the federal government sees fit to feed them.

Beyond Pink Slime

Andy Bellatti | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Andy Bellatti

"Pink slime," also known as mechanically-separated meat is the food scandal du jour, and one of many symptoms of a broken food system.

70% Of Supermarket Ground Beef Contains Pink Slime

Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

The price of beef has risen dramatically in recent months and years. That's led many consumers to shift away from steaks and towards cheaper hamburger...

McDonald's Finally Ditches 'Pink Slime In Burger Recipe

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

McDonald's said this week that it was no longer using the controversial ground beef additive known as "pink slime" in its hamburger recipe. Taco Bell ...