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Pink Slime

Does Pink Slime Have a New Relative in the Form of Meat Glue?

Gregg McBride | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Are you sure you were enjoying a delicious filet mignon the last time you went out to a fancy steakhouse? Or were you eating pieces of stew-quality meat that were "glued" together to form what resembled a filet mignon, but was actually anything but?

The Grossest Ingredients Hidden In Processed Foods

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living

First it was pink slime. Then, it was crushed cochineal beetles in your favorite strawberry-flavored Starbucks drinks. Briefly, it was tuna scrape. An...

Dave Jamieson

'Pink Slime' Uproar Leads To Pink Slips For Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

The uproar over "pink slime" beef products may have claimed some collateral damage, with a meatpacking worker in California saying she and her colleag...

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?

Why Meat Glue Isn't Entirely Evil

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

On Monday, KGO-TV, the San Francisco affiliate of ABC, aired a report on transglutaminase, more commonly known as "meat glue." The clip, embedded belo...

Pink Slime And Mad Cow Disease: Coming To A Burger Near You

John Robbins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

This recent case of mad cow disease could be an isolated case. It could amount to nothing more than a fleeting news item. That, certainly, is what the U.S. meat industry would like officials to think, and what it would like consumers to believe.

8 Healthy, Beef-Free Burger Alternatives

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

The last few months haven't been kind to ground beef. First came the news about pink slime, an ammonia-based filler that grossed us all out. Then this...

Let Them Eat Slime

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Safe, consciously-raised animals are not too expensive for most of us, but we all have to adjust to the real cost of producing healthy food.

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?

If Red Meat Would Kill You Before Your Time, Would You Still Eat It?

Mary Bradley | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Bradley

The association of animal protein (especially that loaded with highly saturated fat) and increased health risks is not new. Does the threat of death, as opposed to unpleasant diseases like cancer and heart disease, make a difference in how consumers behave?

'Pink Slime' Stokes Controversy

Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics

By P.J. Huffstutter and Lisa Baertlein Standing before a crowd of McDonald's Corp shareholders at its headquarters last spring, an unlikely investo...

Grossed Out by Pink Slime? Well, Don't Just Sit There

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Signs that our food system is broken are all around us. So are the signs that Americans are craving change and want to do something about it.

The Problem With The American Steakhouse

Josh Ozersky on Time.com | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

As a committed carnivore, I feel strongly that a steakhouse is the last place anybody who really loves beef should go. I don’t write this as a food ...

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?

Defending Pink Slime for Reasons of Economy Is Virtually the Same as Encouraging Smoking for the Same Reasons

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Gregg McBride

When recently discussing pink slime, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad noted, "It's beef, but it's a leaner beef, which is better for you." A leaner beef, Governor?

Ammonia Found In Many Foods Besides Pink Slime

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

* Ammonium hydroxide cleared for food in 1974 * Related ammonia compounds used in baking, chocolate * Pink slime a "gros...

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...

Pink Slime Outrage Is Not a Vegetarian Plot

Michele Simon | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

During the weekend, the meat industry hosted a massive picnic in Iowa (with what else, free burgers) to show its support for Beef Products Inc, maker of the filler. The event was held, fittingly, at the Tyson Events Center.

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...

Pink Slime and Beyond: 5 Implications

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Pink slime happens to have been outed. But what other things that you never knew you never knew were in your food are still finding their way into you, and your kids?

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

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, ...