Posts Tagged ‘USDA’

The Pink Slime in Your Burgers

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012



I heard about this a few months ago from a friend, but didn’t understand it until I saw the video and read this article from Mother Jones. This is like something from a sci-fi movie about a dystopian future, but it’s very real and the chances are you’ve been eating it, since it’s in most burgers in the United States. Meanwhile, as public disgust forces coroprations to remove it from their meat products, the USDA continues to purchase it to feed to our schoolchildren.

Don’t get me wrong, just like Jamie Oliver, I love a good burger, and in fact, my family’s business was built on beef. But if you’re selling me beef, sell me beef. And if the beef you’re selling me is actually connective tissue processed with ammonia, you’d better tell me that too. Dumping a bunch of chemicals on meat makes those ingredients, not just a process.

Just a particularly sickening example of how bought off US regulatory agencies are by the industries they are supposed to be policing.