17 Mar '12, 8pm

Pink Slime: Now Just An Option For Schools | Care2 Healthy Living

Much ado has been about the recent hoopla over the foodstuff dubbed “pink slime ” which is really something called “lean finely textured beef” by the USDA. This is a highly processed form of meat trimmings (not cuts) made up largely of the detritus that comes from breaking down a whole animal into its component parts (sinew, ligaments, and bits of gristle). These bits are then mixed with an ammonia-based gas (to preserve and rid of any pathogens or bacteria) and extruded into a fluffy pink form, which vaguely looks like something akin to the strawberry frozen yogurt one might find at a shopping mall food court. However, while similar in appearance, these two highly processed items should not be confused, and are certainly not interchangeable. The aforementioned “pink slime” is a truly versatile product, which can be turned into anything from hamburgers to taco filling, and...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/pink-slime-now-just-an-o...

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