Nutritionally speaking, red meat should be consumed in moderation anyway. This meat filler actually makes the ground beef a tad bit leaner. Yes, having your meat soaked in ammonia is a little scary to think about, but would you rather contract E Coli or salmonellae?? How would you propose we kill off deadly bacteria? As a result of this "food crisis", many people lost their jobs when production companies were shut down and now our beef prices will rise.
It's unnecessary fear, if you ask me. Once you get over the icky factor it's fine. Hey, are we not trying to eat like cavemen anyway? They never wasted anything off an animal =)
The issue for me is proper labeling laws. By law, production companies do not have to label the filler. We DO need to know what we are ingestion so WE can be the ones who decide what we put in our bodies. The USDA has taken action and is now allowing some production companies to list the "lean finely textured beef" on their products. How they will word it is still under debate. The national school lunch program has the option to opt out of buying it. According to a credible resource with the Alabama school district, Alabama schools will be "pink slime" free.
Bottom line: eat less red meat, eat more fruits, veggies and whole grains and get off your butt and move!
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I agree- stricter label laws! We should know every ingredient that is in a food product. Then, let the people decide if the want to eat it. Me personally, I have trouble eating most meat anyway, so I'll probably be avoiding it, but that's purely my preference more related to my dislike of most meats!ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting!