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What happens to the finely textured beef if no one buys it? Does it goto the trash? That does not seem very green.
The answer was in the article, "The filler is the product of food technology that allows for beef tissue that would otherwise be wasted -- or made into pet food -- to be turned into grist for hamburger." Clearly it would be made into pet food.
We want our food to be cheap but when we find out there is something in it that we don't like we are "shocked" and must take action. There is a lot more of this out there in processed foods. Hypocritical society........
Selling dog food to the public mixed in beef products shows that the bottom dollar and not concern for human safety was all that mattered here. The USDA approving it for human consumption and for use in school lunch programs seems out of touch with reality.We should all be afraid of what is in our food we don't know about.Grow your own and buy local. Put your grocer on notice you will not accept hidden additives.Ask where it comes from & what is in it.
Article: "... that would otherwise be wasted". Great! We had slaughterhouse waste in our food all this time and did not even know about it! As far as the USDA approval is concerned: USDA is the most corrupt federal department, with possible exception of DOD.
News Flash: Cargill cares about profit, not human health. This 'pink slime' now being referred to by the spinsters as "finely textured beef" is disgusting. Sure, you can eat it w/o any immediate ill side effect, but if you'd prefer to eat cheap over your health, you're a penny wise and pound foolish. You'll be on the hook for a ton of health probs in the future. Love the saying about how a vegan diet is just so extreme (I'm just mostly vegetarian), yet having your chest ripped open in your 50s to have quadruple bipass due to your over meat consumption is just the way things work... think about it. This stuff is disgusting and you've been fed lies to not only eat it, but defend it.
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