reply to post by xuenchen
You know, at the end of the day, this isn't an issue that I have any real interest. I am a Canadian. but here is the final point I am trying to
There are people who have a vested interest in arousing you to anger through the use of strong emotions like disgust and fear. James Oliver, the chef
who made a point of bringing "pink slime" to your attention is such a person. He wants to make a name for himself as the chef who tackled
"childhood obesity". He needs funding. Funding to tackle the issues but also funding to pay himself with. And he obviously did it in the most
disgusting way possible in order to arouse your emotions!
There are vegetarians who will use this issue to try and convince people not to eat meat. They will also be looking for funding.
Peta is another group that is looking for funding.
Obviously, there are corporations who would be happy to provide funding because if they can control public opinion, they can make more money. I can
think of the organic food industry for one! Certainly, other meat processing facilities would be another.
When an issue like this comes up - try to learn the facts and strip the emotion out of your response. Try to think of the issue without any emotion
what so ever.
Here are the facts:
1. Whether you like or not, this is a meat product that is perfectly acceptable for human consumption
2. Using all the recoverable meat from the cow, reduces the number of cows that need to be raised and slaughtered (good for the environment)
3. Adding this meat as a "filler" or an adjunct to ground beef makes the final product cheaper. There are some people who really count their
pennies in a grocery store. Would you prefer that they end up buying dog or cat food?
4. If you don't wish to eat this product, you don't have to. Simply pay a higher price for the better quality meat.
But by banning this product, you are condemning other people to paying the higher price as well. Since this product is used in school lunch programs,
you have another choice to make. Simply provide your kid with a nutritious lunch, all by yourself. But why would you deny poor kids the right to eat
this product. It does have protein and amino acids and nutrient value.
5. And how many kids go hungry in the United States every day?
On the other hand, I do think you all have the right to make sure that the food products you buy are properly labelled.
Could that be a satisfactory solution to every body. Force the company to properly label the product so that you can have a choice about whether you
and your family eat the product or not but allow others who desire the cheaper product the choice of buying it if they want to? This solution would
also allow BPI and everyone who works for them to continue on about their business.
And don't let the activists stampede you into a situation where the only acceptable solution is one dictated by a relatively small number of
Don't be controlled by those who would manipulate your emotions. Think about what you really want to do in this situation.
Tired of Control Freaks