Friday, March 30, 2012

I've Been Slimed!

If you are from the US, I am sure you have heard of "pink slime".
I am getting a little tired of hearing it.

BPI is now on their campaign to save the ammonia poofed mechanically separated meat.

Governors are getting involved.
Tom Vilsack, my not so beloved ex-governor and current secretary of agriculture is too.

"People are being laid off and that is just wrong for something that is safe."
"They've been doing it for 20 years and no one has gotten sick or died."

Really?

How does anyone really know?
They never mark anything.

Besides what about the recalls of millions of pounds of ground beef that has what in it?
Oh, that's right.
Perfectly safe to inject pink sort of beef stuff.

"But, meat won't be as lean."

That's a crock of crap too.

How do I know?
My parents used to buy a side of beef at the locker when I was a kid and it was leaner than what you could buy in a store.
Later on, they bought calves and had them butchered after they got bigger.

If you were raised on beef like that, you know beef doesn't taste the same anymore.

BPI is trying to make consumers feel like they are being the bad guys.
BPI and the government were never honest about what they were doing.

If you knew half the stuff that is "generally recognized as safe" by the federal government you would be saying "EWWWWW!".

People want to know what is in their food, bottom line.
Mark what it is and if people don't mind, let them buy it.
Others can avoid it if they want.

Choices are good.

And if you have ever picked up a can of chicken or chicken noodle soup and saw the ingredient "mechanically separated chicken" and wondered, now you know what that is.

You didn't think that was only beef did you?

8 comments:

  1. You ARE pretty awesome, LOL. My vet raises healthy beef, has it butchered and we can buy it from his clinic. The raw meat smell is different from store bought, and at first I thought something was wrong with it; but it tastes so much better than store bought. It just smells the way beef is really suppose to smell like. Good post.

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  2. Thank you Yvonne. That is great you can buy beef from your vet. It is so much better for you.

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  3. Frightening what's in our food. The food dyes are made from petroleum. And so on and so forth. I'm trying to figure out how to find a local butcher to purchase from.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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    1. You could try local.com. That's how I found some local farmers that have eggs, beef, chickens, etc. for sale.

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  4. Before I became a vegan, I would eat freshly slaughtered beef in Mexico. Yummy, right? The taste was quite different from what I was used to eating here in the U.S.A. I despised it. As I grew older, I began to develop a taste for it.

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    1. Isn't it sad how better for you tasted off because all you knew was the not so good for you?

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  5. I think I should also become a vegan, I don't think this is going to happen because I like meat and failed at trying to become a vegetarian. I am terrified of what is in our food and companies like Monsanto - nothing is safe unless you grow it yourself I guess? Like I said in my recent post, if I was rich I would try to buy all organic at Whole Foods, but even then I couldn't be absolutely sure where it came from or how safe it is or what it was sprayed with, it goes on and on..

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    1. I am lucky that I can grow most of what I eat. I buy organic foods when I can. I don't have enough money to buy everything that way though. The FDA didn't count the Just Label It petition.
      They said it was just one letter so it was just one signature. Even though over a million people signed it. Even if you can't buy certified organic, you can get local food from the farmer's market. That is fresher and healthier. It is all just depressing.

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