When you look at it, pink slime is a good description for hamburger. But, did you know that “pink slime” is a filler found in 70% of the ground beef sold at supermarkets? And, worse yet, it is used in the beef served in your child’s school lunch. Is this really what you want to serve to your family? How do you feel about ammonia disinfected trimmings in your child’s school lunch? The health reasons for eating plant based foods are endless. If you find “pink slime” to be disturbing, maybe this is a good time to make healthy plant-based eating a family affair. Hypnosis can help you make that happen.
‘Pink Slime’ Will Be a Choice for Schools
“It kind of looks like play dough,” said Kit Foshee, who, until 2001, was a corporate quality assurance manager at Beef Products Inc., the company that makes “pink slime.” “It’s pink and frozen, it’s not what the typical person would consider meat.”
J. Patrick Boyle, president of the American Meat Institute, defended the practice as a way to safely use what otherwise would be wasted. “BLBT (Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings) is a sustainable product because it recovers lean meat that would otherwise be wasted,” he said in a statement.
However, the substance, critics said, is more like gelatin than meat, and before BPI found a way to use it by disinfecting the trimmings with ammonia, it was sold only to dog food or cooking oil suppliers.
The low-grade trimmings come from the parts of the cow most susceptible to contamination, often close to the hide, which is highly exposed to fecal matter. But because the treatment of the trimmings – simmering them in low heat, separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge and spraying them with ammonia gas to kill germs – the United States Department of Agriculture says it’s safe to eat.
There is only one way to know for certain that “pink slime” is not in your beef: If your meat is stamped USDA Organic, it’s pure meat with no filler.
Otherwise, you can’t know from the packaging because “pink slime” does not have to appear on the label. And the USDA is giving no indication it will force meat packers to lift the veil of secrecy any time soon.
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There are easy and healthy alternatives to “pink slime” that are inexpensive and taste rally great. Jeff Novick has a new Fast Food DVD that is about to be released that will give you excellent recipes. You can also go to the recipe resources at Slender For Life™ for over 14,000 alternatives to animal fats.
I often hear from parents that they just don’t think that their family could ever go without chicken, fish, beef, pork or dairy products. Some, still think that eating animal proteins is healthy. They are not needed for nutrition and they certainly are not healthy. I really think that most people are eating animal fats out of habit – it’s our culture. Its a form of mindless eating – its just what people do. When you are mindful, it becomes easy to eat plant-based meals. You and your family can easily learn hypnosis and become the mindful eaters that will support the health and wellness for your family.
Update, Sunday, March 25, 2012: Scientist who coined
“Pink Slime” reluctant whistleblower
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