Skip to comments.The Sliming
Posted on 10/25/2012 2:38:51 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
What do you call a mash of beef trimmings that have been chopped and then spun in a centrifuge to remove the fatty bits and gristle? According to the government and to the company that invented the process, you call it lean finely textured beef. But to the natural-food crusaders who would have the stuff removed from the nation's hamburgers and tacos, the protein-rich product goes by another, more disturbing name: Pink slime.
.... (Read more at link to see how vegan activists rebranding a product to smear, and how readily media followed up the lead from activists to creat an artificial 'pink slime crisis' and a minor public hysteria.)
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Heh. There were plenty of FReepers jumping on that slimy bandwagon when it was news, too. They’d been eating it most of their lives, but, all of a sudden, were fine with its being outlawed.
And thats not to say they dont have a point, but.......
“Theyd been eating it most of their lives, but, all of a sudden, were fine with its being outlawed.”
So, you think that most FReepers are teenagers? The stuff was only approved for human consumption in 2001.
Also, I don’t remember hardly anyone actually wanting to outlaw it, just to have it labeled properly, and not marketed to us deceptively as “ground beef”. If it’s so great, then they shouldn’t have to lie to the public in order to get us to buy it.
Stirred into a pan to avoid clumping prior to making chilly it is, of course, ground fried beef or fried ground beef or ground beef, fried, then, you can make patties ~ and a ground beef patty is called a hamburger ~ even though it has no ham in it!~
I call it bologna! And I think it’s delicious.
Native Americans are lauded for using the whole buffalo. We use the whole cow and are called gross for it.
Obviously these folks have never been to a pig farm here in Germany or a real metzgerei...see “leberkaese”, “blutwurst” and “griebenschmalz”! ;-)
What about beef that I drop on the ground? Can I call that “ground beef”? Five second rule is in effect, of course.
That seems offal unfair.
But if you cook it then it ought to turn out OK.
Well, even if the five second rule is invalidated, I still have my “God made dirt, dirt don’t hurt” corollary to fall back on.
oh yuck...at least brush off the dirt, leaves and grass first......
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