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  #41  
April 17th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Why not make it as real as possible. as unprocessed as possible?

you're disturbed that the US eats more beef than it produces yet you're ok that to make the beef go further they wash it in ammonia?


*sigh* apparently trolls eat pink slime... good to know.
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sensationalism....real....it's amazing the people that believe the sensationalism of a story but when presented with facts... they find it hard to believe...
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April 17th, 2012, 03:25 PM
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there you go, was that so hard? I hope you get paid by the word. With that post you could feed your "kids" for a week! You have still not provided any scientific evidence as to the safety of your product however.



Here is the thing, many Americans don't care what they eat and will put anything into their bodies. Im dure those people are 100% ok with eating chemically processed ground beef. There are many other Americans, however, who try very hard to avoid processed foods in their diets. When I buy ground beef, unless it says so, how would I know that it has traces of ammonia on it? I wouldn't want my fruits and veggies with ammonia in my home, so why would I want my meat washed with it? Why would it be so wrong for your bosses to simply put "this Meat has been treated with ammonia" on the label?
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April 17th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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I'm going to play it super safe and just let my kids go gnaw on cows in the pasture.
I'll make sure they take seasonings so it's not too gross.

On a more serious note, my parents used to buy whole cows, pigs, etc...and we had them for the whole year. If I could do that, and then have it processed myself, I would gladly. Eventually I have plans to be able to raise my own, have them processed....you get the picture.

Until then, I'm cautious and I make informed(as best as I can be expected to) decisions when it comes to the stuff I buy my kids.

As far as school lunches are concerned, ours rock, probably because my kids eat whatever they want for lunch. (we also homeschool, hence why school lunches aren't really, lol)
But I wouldn't trust a LOT of the stuff kids get in school lunches, despite how "healthy" someone deems them. Usually the food not only looks like crap but tastes like crap anyway. My kids never did like the lunches, so we always packed. They could have gotten free lunch at school, but they would never have eaten it.
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sensationalism....real....it's amazing the people that believe the sensationalism of a story but when presented with facts... they find it hard to believe...
What "facts?" we keep asking for evidence that it's safe, you haven't provided that info to us.
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April 18th, 2012, 06:35 AM
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ww.ag.iastate.edu/video/v/Lean_Finely_Textured_Beef_Forum_-_Jim_Dickson]College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Video - Lean Finely Textured Beef Forum - Jim Dickson[/url]

ww.meatami.com/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/76330%20

ww.foodinsight.org/Resources/Detail.aspx?topic=Questions_and_Answers_about_Ammo nium_Hydroxide_Use_in_Food_Production%20
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ww.ag.iastate.edu/video/v/Lean_Finely_Textured_Beef_Forum_-_Jim_Dickson]College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - Video - Lean Finely Textured Beef Forum - Jim Dickson[/url]

ww.meatami.com/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/76330%20

ww.foodinsight.org/Resources/Detail.aspx?topic=Questions_and_Answers_about_Ammo nium_Hydroxide_Use_in_Food_Production%20
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Two of the links don't work. The other two are put out by your bosses, the meat lobbyists, who are less interested in public safety and nutrition than putting money into the pockets of the meat industry. I'd love a third party study showing that the stuff is SAFE and NUTRITIOUS and NECESSARY and why putting info on the label is a bad thing.
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today.ttu.edu/2012/04/renowned-beef-expert-addresses-pink-slime-controversy/
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Can you copy and paste the link yet?
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If the bits that are attached to the bone are EXACTLY like the rest of the beef, why is this portion so contaminated with E. Coli that they have to treat it with ammonia when the rest of the beef is fine without it?

And as I've said before, I'm not totally against the use of it, but I am totally against it being hidden for so long. Consumers need to know what they are eating. Why are you and your bosses so against publishing it on the packaging if it has gone through this "process?" If it is so safe, nutritious and wholesome, why all the deception and secrecy about it? If you are proud of your product and how it is processed, you would feel comfortable about putting it on the packaging.
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www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42473.pdf
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April 18th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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From this article posted, this comment brings up some good questions.
Renowned Beef Expert Addresses ‘Pink Slime’ Controversy :: Texas Tech Today
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I don’t think the existence of the product is the problem (though one must
ask why something we are intended to eat needs to be cleaned with ammonia before
being reintroduced). The problem is the deceptive practice of the entire meat
industry and the spin they’ve used to hide the nature of a lot of their
products. Why was an expose required to alert the nation of the addition of LFTB
in the first place? What else is being done to the meat that we’re being sold in
the stores?
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Hot Topics - Lean Finely Textured Beef
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Human urine is safe to consume in certain quantities. I'd still like a label letting me know if the Poland Springs people are peeing in my beverage.

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If the bits that are attached to the bone are EXACTLY like the rest of the beef, why is this portion so contaminated with E. Coli that they have to treat it with ammonia when the rest of the beef is fine without it?

And as I've said before, I'm not totally against the use of it, but I am totally against it being hidden for so long. Consumers need to know what they are eating. Why are you and your bosses so against publishing it on the packaging if it has gone through this "process?" If it is so safe, nutritious and wholesome, why all the deception and secrecy about it? If you are proud of your product and how it is processed, you would feel comfortable about putting it on the packaging.
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April 19th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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information about the processes and the ammonium hydroxide

The Facts About Lean Finely Textured Beef - YouTube
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April 19th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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here is some more information about LFTB Q & A

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April 19th, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Well, when it comes down to it, I prefer to not eat anything that has ammonia in it. And when it's time to send my kids to school, I'll make sure that the school they go to has pink slime free meat.

I personally think that all schools should have to raise the standards of their foods.
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April 19th, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Some of those websites are biased, FYI.

Even so, I still prefer local organic meat that has no chemicals in them, but luckily so does everyone else in my area so we don't have to worry about big factory meat. (the farms sell directly to the market or the costumer and everything is labled)
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