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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 | 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, ...

The One Gold Medal We Don't Want to Win: U.S. Leads the Way in Breeding Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We use more antibiotics per kilogram of meat produced than any other nation in the world -- and we use 12 times as much as the country using the least, Norway.

Beef Processor Files For Bankruptcy Amid 'Pink Slime' Uproar

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home

* Cites "changes in the market" for ground beef products * Says plans to sell some or all of its assets * Industry may n...

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...

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' 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 ...

Perry Defends 'Pink Slime'

AP | KRISTI EATON | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. — Governors of three states got up close with "pink slime" Thursday, touching and examining treated beef at a plant and e...

How Much 'Pink Slime' Beef Do California Schools Serve?

| Posted 05.28.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin Tomato, tomahto. Pink slime, lean finely textured beef. Whatever you call i...

Pink Slime Is (Almost) Gone, What Happens Next?

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

The local butcher is back! Or at least I hope so.

March Madness: School Lunch, Pink Slime and National Nutrition Month

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

National Nutrition Month is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. I wonder how many parents would choose "pink slime."

Tyson Execs: 'Pink Slime' Backlash Could Hurt Beef Supply

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

-- Tyson Foods Inc. executives say the negative publicity over the filler known as "pink slime" has hurt demand and will reduce beef supply in the lo...

'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...

Pink Slime: All About the Green

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Greger, M.D.

Which is more important, corporate profits or the safety and health of our loved ones? Using "pink slime" as a springboard, let's make our answer very clear.

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 ...

No More Gross 'Pink Slime' Meat For Students

Posted 03.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's schools chancellor says the city will stop serving ammonia-treated ground beef in the fall. Chancellor Dennis Walco...

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...