Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wellness Wednesday

Just when you think you've heard the end of "pink slime," there's more.  Now it turns out that pink slime is found in 70 percent of ground beef!  Although McDonalds and a few other fast food chains have announced their decision to discontinue the use of this product in their food, American shoppers who believe they are purchasing and eating ground beef are consuming pink slime, as well.  Perhaps it would be best to forgo eating ground beef altogether until there is a guarantee that you are getting the real deal.  I first learned about this issue here.  

This article also points out that a former undersecretary of agriculture, Joann Smith, approved the use of this product in ground beef.  Ms. Smith later went on to serve on the board of directors of BPI, a principle supplier of "pink slime," and "made at least $1.2 million over 17 years" while serving in that capacity.  Makes you wonder what other products have been approved as "food" for human consumption by individuals who have gone on to work for the organizations they helped enrich financially.

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