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Hamburger Secrets: How The Zen Master Prepares A Real Happy Meal

Meathead | Posted 09.01.2012 | Taste
Meathead

"Give a man a burger and he will gladly pay you Tuesday. Teach a man to make a burger and he will feed his family as if every day is Sunday." -- Meathead

Americans Are More Insecure About Their Food

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Americans have less confidence in the quality and safety of their food supply than they had in years, according to a survey by the International Food Information Council (IFIC).

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...

This Little Piggy Went To Market: Where Does Your Meat Come From?

Jamie Schler | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Jamie Schler

With the worry that American beef is pumped up with hormones and who knows what else, maybe it is time Americans are taught where the food on their plates comes from.

How 'Pink Slime' Got Its Name

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.22.2012 | Food

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...

Growing Green Awards: Winners Produce Food that Nourishes People and the Planet

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today, NRDC announces the winners of the 2012 Growing Green Awards. These awards celebrate the farmers, business owners, and bold thinkers who are transforming America's food system.

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...

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

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 05.09.2012 | Food

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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food

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 | Food
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 inv...

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 | Food

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 | Food

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 | Food
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 | Food
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?