pink slime


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pink slime

A popular term for an inexpensive, low-quality meat filler, which comprises up to 70% of ground beef sold in the US.
Pink slime is produced by taking low-grade trimmings—i.e., from the parts of the cow most susceptible to contamination, often close to the hide which is exposed to foecal matter—from the meat production line that would otherwise be wasted and disinfecting them with ammonia, producing a pinkish meat “slime” used to supplement inexpensive ground beef.
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uk/pink-slime-schools-meals-menu-meat-burgers-315053) Pink Slime Meat to be Dropped from US School Menu
The survey contained five sections that were designed to measure (a) perceptions of the beef industry, (b) normal social media use, (c) social media use during food safety incidents, (d) social media's role in developing opinions regarding the pink slime incident, and (e) demographics.
Avila also emphasized that LFTB "doesn't have to appear on the label because, over objections from its own scientists, USDA officials with links to the beef industry labeled pink slime meat.
Whether one views the pink slime story as one of an ill-informed public meddling with science-based decisions (116) or as a story of David, an individual consumer, bringing down a Goliath-sized industry, the meat industry, (117) the story has an important lesson: individuals can use social media sites to work toward a perceived common good.
In their paper, "Did the Pink Slime Controversy Influence Publicly Traded Agribusiness Companies," Louisiana State University Professor Josh Detre and Purdue Professor Mike Gunderson surveyed 15 publicly traded agribusiness companies that issued reactionary statements regarding LFTB, including McDonald's, Red Robin, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Kraft and ConAgra.
For instance, public schools added up to 15 percent LFTB to the meat served in school lunches, and some reports suggested that pink slime was present in 70 percent of the ground beef sold in nationwide grocery stores.
Keywords: Agribusiness, LFTB, Pink Slime, Stock Returns
They discover a river of pink slime, which is gaining strength due to New Yorker's propensity for bad moods and violence and rush to tell the authorities.
And yes, she agreed, the news about pink slime has made a noticeable impact on how people feel about where their food is coming from.
In light of recent surveys showing large majorities of Americans in favor, the Food and Drug Ad-ministration's contention that labeling is unnecessary because GMO and conventional foods aren't materially different may not carry any more weight than USDA's finding that pink slime is safe.
WORCESTER - Worcester school officials are just saying no to pink slime.