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Author Topic: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner  (Read 1588 times)

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Online tednlou2

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Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:05:09 AM »
ABC News has been doing reports all week about a substance called Pink Slime that is found in most ground beef.  When you buy a package of ground beef, it is suppose to not contain more than 25% of the Pink Slime.  Just 25%.  It is used as a filler to bulk it up.  It is all the bad parts that use to only be used to make pet food.  They spin it, spray some ammonia on it, and Voila!  An insider said it has the consistency of Play-Doh.  This is probably why I often get the shits after eating ground beef. 

There's crap in most of the food we buy.  When we buy a pound of ground beef that probably came from 50 cows injected with hormones and antibiotics, I'm not sure whether this should come as any surprise.  The FDA claims it is perfectly safe.  I remember hearing McDonald's and Taco Bell were pressured to get rid of it, but wasn't sure what it was.  Watching how meat is brought to the market (regardless of whether this is safe like the FDA claims), makes me want to become a vegetarian.  Or, pay more for organic.  But, then again, I have been known to eat Potted Meat on a cracker, so I suppose I have no reason to complain.  We basically only eat chicken in our home and really only cook ground beef when making chili during the winter.   

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/pink-slime-outrage-tips-checking-beef-15881667

The wikipedia entry on pink slime:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_slime   

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 01:14:11 AM »
Teddy,

At one point in my misspent youth I did a stint working in an abattoir. That's a slaughterhouse.

As the most junior lad I got to be first cut in the tripe room. You should google that.

Let me assure you, "pink slime" is the least of your worries.

MtD

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 02:38:19 AM »
Teddy,

At one point in my misspent youth I did a stint working in an abattoir.

You've gravely sinned according to my beliefs.

This reminds me of this story from a couple of years back: My car was at a traffic signal and this old, gaunt, decrepit woman came up begging for food (beggars are very common in the large cities, here in India). I had some Japanese beef noodles leftover from the night before, so I handed it over.

My faux pas immediately dawned on me, but I still managed to ask her if she ate any meat (no pun intended) (I didn't say it was beef- that would have tipped her over the edge, I think ;D). At once, all the colour drained out of her face, her eyes piercing me with revulsion and horror. Her hands trembling in convulsing rage.

The light turned green and I drove away- but there was enough time for her to hurl the noodles back at my face.  ;)
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 03:08:07 AM by spacebarsux »
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 04:03:48 AM »
You've gravely sinned according to my beliefs.

This reminds me of this story from a couple of years back: My car was at a traffic signal and this old, gaunt, decrepit woman came up begging for food (beggars are very common in the large cities, here in India). I had some Japanese beef noodles leftover from the night before, so I handed it over.

My faux pas immediately dawned on me, but I still managed to ask her if she ate any meat (no pun intended) (I didn't say it was beef- that would have tipped her over the edge, I think ;D). At once, all the colour drained out of her face, her eyes piercing me with revulsion and horror. Her hands trembling in convulsing rage.

The light turned green and I drove away- but there was enough time for her to hurl the noodles back at my face.  ;)

I hasten to add that as first cut, the beast was already dead when it got to me.

My task was to make the opening cuts in it's belly, allowing the viscera to be removed in a single lot without contaminating the salable carcass.

I spent the first two weeks covered in the stomach contents of many ruminants.

When breaking down sheep I was also responsible for removing the head.

The wages were excellent.

MtD

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 10:57:30 AM »
1) you can find a local butcher and have him grind meat for you per order

2) you can grind your own meat at home if you don't have access to a neighborhood butcher. If you own a KitchenAid stand mixer you can get a $60 attachment that grinds meat. Or you can buy a stand alone electric grinder for around $100-150
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 12:00:16 PM »
1) you can find a local butcher and have him grind meat for you per order

2) you can grind your own meat at home if you don't have access to a neighborhood butcher. If you own a KitchenAid stand mixer you can get a $60 attachment that grinds meat. Or you can buy a stand alone electric grinder for around $100-150

I have one of those hand grinders, which works very well.

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Mark
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 12:09:53 PM by aztecan »
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Offline odyssey

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »
2) you can grind your own meat at home if you don't have access to a neighborhood butcher. If you own a KitchenAid stand mixer you can get a $60 attachment that grinds meat. Or you can buy a stand alone electric grinder for around $100-150

So that's how you've gotten rid of all the bodies of those rent boys!  :o

oddy
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Offline mecch

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 10:25:59 AM »
Ive seen more than enough of these reports and videos about the horrors of industrial food processes and products.  The consumer, once he/she knows and decides to care, has a choice to avoid these products, but unfortunately not always the budget nor always the time.  Like so many things in life, it's another effort to be made.

There are still yearly busts in Switzerland for false "organic" merchandising.  Organic is overpriced and rather off the issue of whether you are eating a "whole" food product or not. 

Buying a chicken is a sure bet.  Buying a frozen "meat" patty, hmmm...

Now at the meat counter, can they call fresh ground beef in a package, "100% ground beef" it it contains this pink slime?  I seem to remember in the US there is a choice in a decent supermarket of grades of packaged ground beef. And in some supermarkes even, you can always ask the butcher to grind it before your eyes.  But yeah you gotta pay.

So you go buy the chicken and it the same damnned effort. Is it an industrial chicken? Local?  Free range?  Organic?  Here in Switzerland the cheapest chickens are 8 bucks for a small bird.  Soon as you get into a "quality" chicken, you're paying 16 and if you want a real French free range delicious one 20+++.   The ground beef starts to tempt....  Or maybe back to the cheap industrial bird, which probably lived a horrible life and will taste a bit blah. But at least you can see, its a chicken, not "chicken".

« Last Edit: March 11, 2012, 10:27:52 AM by mecch »
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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 02:00:40 PM »
Kids these days don't know how lucky they have it. Back in my days we used to dream of getting pink slime for dinner. When we were lucky enough to eat dinner (and that was never more than once a month) Ma would serve to us the box that the pink slime had been packed in and we grateful to have it!

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 09:18:24 AM »


    That is very gross  , I read that the other day !
 
   Funny it did not make our news  ???


    Bob and I live in BEEF Country , So we get fresh Beef from neighbors .

     I also use the grinder thingy  ;)

      I do not eat out too often and Pink Slime is not on my menu   , BARF !

      Our local   Processor  has  good  beef .   

      A short trip   85  miles and we  buy Baffalo , I hope does not have slime  :-X


                                                          Weasel   :-*
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Offline mecch

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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 10:41:52 AM »
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Re: Pink Slime: It's What's For Dinner
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 11:56:27 AM »
Yet another reason to go tofu.
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

 


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