Bittman on Pink Slime

He devotes his weekly column to sorting through the latest meat industry debacle:

Yet the public outcry over pink slime is justified, encouraging and impressively effective. (The response by some food safety officials that it’s misguided, and that only “experts” should be determining how food is processed, is shameful.[3]) And this is how it’s going to be from now on; public pressure will increasingly determine policy…

Bingo. Link.