View Full Version : ‘Pink Slime’

03-08-2012, 01:59 PM
Gerald Zirnstein grinds his own hamburger these days. Why? Because this former United States Department of Agriculture scientist and, now, whistleblower, knows that 70 percent of the ground beef we buy at the supermarket contains something he calls “pink slime.”"Pink slime” is beef trimmings. Once only used in dog food and cooking oil, the trimmings are now sprayed with ammonia so they are safe to eat and added to most ground beef as a cheaper filler. “It’s economic fraud,” he told ABC News. “It’s not fresh ground beef. … It’s a cheap substitute being added in.” http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/03/70-percent-of-ground-beef-at-supermarkets-contains-pink-slime/

03-08-2012, 02:31 PM
Then you really don't want to know what's in a hotdog. You'd never eat another one.

03-08-2012, 07:01 PM
I'm glad I took red meat out of my diet. Gross.

03-08-2012, 07:31 PM
Shocked that ground processed beef might not be the healthiest thing on the planet.

03-08-2012, 09:16 PM
**** it, after I add Bacon, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard and Pickles the "pink slim" isn't the worst of my concerns and it tastes delicious with French Fries and a Beer to wash it all down. uummmmmmmmmm had that last night.

03-08-2012, 09:41 PM
mmmm. ammonia

03-09-2012, 01:02 AM
Don't you just hate that? Likewise it also pisses me off when some greedy scumbag dealer cuts my smack with too much sugar. It's unethical, with no nutritional value, not to mention fattening and bad for one's teeth.

Myles Fynch
03-09-2012, 06:54 PM
As long as it's cooked properly--I prefer "well done" pink slime myself, it's not really any worse for you than the **** you'd breathe on the sidewalk waiting for a bus, the rays bombarding your body 24/7 from cell sites (why do you think your cell phone gets reception most of the place you go), or the brain cells that get killed during a typical campaign speech.

Firing up the grill as I type... TGIF and thanks for the post!

Funky Fin
03-09-2012, 07:05 PM
Cook at home and make things from scratch. Problem solved. **** corporate.

03-09-2012, 07:59 PM
Shoot your own meat.

Problem solved. :up: