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U.S. ‘pink slime’ factories shut down amid outcry

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posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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I know this thread is old, but since it got bumped, here's some related news:

'Pink slime' manufacturer sues ABC News for $1.2 billion in damages


"There has to be some consequences for news organizations to be more truthful," stated Beef Products Inc. founder Eldon Roth in a video extolling the virtues of the product and outlining the company's case against the news outlet. "They hurt real people, and a lot of people."



Dan Webb, the company's lawyer, wrote in a public statement, “Through nearly 200 false, misleading and defamatory statements, repeated continuously during a month-long disinformation campaign, ABC and other individuals knowingly misled consumers into believing that LFTB was not beef and not safe for public consumption, which is completely false.”




posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by AllUrChips
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There are alot more unscrupulous things in our food, including mouse feces in our peanut butter. What do they allow, 8 % non food items per container?


But, in a mass production environment you cannot remove all unwanted materials from food.

This is yet ANOTHER example of why buying from source is MUCH healthier and why supporting mass producing corporations is a thoroughly bad idea.

A farmer is not going to want to sell you a potato with beetles burrowing through it, a corporation doesn't give a rats ass what's burrowing through it (or what ground it came from, what chemicals were splashed over it, how it was transported...) even if they could check every item, they wouldn't.

When you're making a salad, you check and wash every leaf of lettuce. You would see the beetle, or the frog, or whatever else... but a factory processing thousands of them an hour, or somewhere making something with lettuce as an ingredient, isn't going to be checking.

It's about responsibility. A farmer, or local producer, is going to rely on his business and reputation. A corporation doesn't care about the standards of its product, or the contents of it. As long as they can keep making money and don't have to answer to anyone then they're happy.

I wonder why we're in the mess we're in as a species, then I see people still trusting money-making machines as though they're just like a mom and pop store on the corner. They're not, they are soulless, they don't care, they would kill thousands of people through a "mistake" and bury it without the slightest remorse - the CEO would just go off and join another corporation.



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