Pink Slime producer BPI’s doomed fact sheet. The whole thing’s stuffed with half-truths that would take me all morning to properly respond to. So instead I’ll just content myself with one brief excerpt:
Lean finely textured beef (LFTB) is â€śfillerâ€ť for ground beef.
Many in the media have begun to describe Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) as â€śfillerâ€ť for ground beef.Â This is factually inaccurateâ€¦LFTBÂ is blended into ground beef, which is required by law to be made exclusively from beef.
Wait a second here: if pink slime is not a filler, why are they blending the stuff into regular ground beef? Why can’t they just make a burger out of 100 percent pink slime?
I’m certainly no authority here, but I’ll hazard a guess: I bet the stuff has the taste or texture of dehydrated cat anus.
In other words, it’s fillerâ€”a way for the meat industry to get hamburger prices for non-hamburger grade beef. It’s been a blast watching BPI and meat industry supporters embarrass themselves as they twist definitions in defense of this sorry product. Link.