26 Apr '12, 5pm

Pink slime and other animal goop we commonly eat: Gross or green?

Pink slime and other animal goop we commonly eat: Gross or green?

When “pink slime ” became the media persona non grata a few months back, the food item foodies love to hate launched a cavalcade of slime-related news. Next came white slime, then tuna scrape – all variations on the theme of pulverized scraps. Flesh not fit for fillets, which is turned into a ground (slime, goop) product. In each of the three scenarios – pink slime (beef), white slime (pork, chicken, lamb, turkey), tuna scrape (tuna) – the product is derived from bits and pieces that are left behind after the prime pieces have been removed. If sustainable food advocates promote eating nose-to-tail (eating as much of an animal as possible), then are these products being maligned the greenest way to go? These processes minimize waste and use as much meat as possible from the animal. If raising animals for meat is so environmentally intensive and we are determined to eat meat...

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