by FarOutRadio Featured Columnist, Heather Callaghan
It's only been 5 years since consumers slowly started hearing about a secret ingredient that has resided in some meat products for 20 years, now dubbed "pink slime." To hear the American Meat President describe this ammonium hydroxide gas treated meat as"Lean Finely Textured Beef" you'd think this stuff was manna from heaven, sent to feed the world.
The literal bottom line here is – we don't want it – but many would not have ever accepted it if food companies were transparent. Have you noticed,it's not a company's job to decide "what's best" to feed the world or what's best for our wallets (more like their wallets) and nutritional value? They provide a food commodity for money and with the buyer's consent and trust. A sterilized chemical filler is not what consumers thought they were buying. This betrayal will never be forgotten.