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."
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?