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Pink Slime

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...

Emmeline Zhao

Schools Can Opt Out Of 'Pink Slime'

HuffingtonPost.com | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 03.15.2012 | Education

"Pink slime" might soon have a leaner presence in public schools than many might have initially anticipated. The U.S. Department of Agriculture an...

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...

Pink Slime: Why Is It Now Striking A Nerve?

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

ALBANY, N.Y. — "Pink slime" just went from a simmer to a boil. In less than a week this month, the stomach-turning epithet for ammonia-treated ...

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.

Why Americans Are Angry About Pink Slime

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

The pink slime uproar shows that Americans are finally fed up with unsavory additives in their food. But the meat industry and the USDA just don't get it.

"What's" the Beef?

David Fagin | Posted 05.09.2012 | Home
David Fagin

Perhaps, next time you hear someone ask, "Where's the beef?," you should tell them the correct term is, "What's the beef?"

Food Safety Advocates Defend Pink Slime

Posted 03.12.2012 | Home

If you want to know how much damage a bad name can do, consider "pink slime." Over the past weeks and months, the substance, which consists of beef...

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...

Feds Buying 7 Million Pounds Of 'Pink Slime' For School Lunches

Posted 03.08.2012 | Education

Pink slime -- that ammonia-treated meat in a bright Pepto-bismol shade -- may have been rejected by fast food joints like McDonald's, Taco Bell and Bu...

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 ...