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Pink Slime Strikes Back!

Pink Slime Strikes Back!

The Truth September 18, 2012

Remember back in March when consumers, food safety advocates and media outlets (including Health and Fitness Talk) were in an uproar over pink slime, the ammonia-treated byproducts of large-scale beef production that was being added to ground beef? Supermarket chains and even fast food companies quickly wanted to distance themselves from carrying the controversial product and the episode became a rare victory for the power of people’s health over corporate profits.

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The slimy business at the USDA

When whistleblower Gerald Zirnstein came out to tell the world just how much of our ground beef contains LFTB (lean finely textured beef), now more commonly known as pink slime, he shed light on not only the problems of our meat industry, but also on just how far industry has taken over our government regulatory bodies. Zirnstein, an ex-USDA scientist, pointed out that 70 percent of our ground beef contains the pink slime, which recently became known to most of us when McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell were exposed for using it and then…

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