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  • ABC News Settled Pink Slime Suit for At Least $177 Million

    08/10/2017 8:19:21 AM PDT · by garyb · 26 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 8/10/2017 | Chris Ariens
    In a footnote on page 1 and again on page 8 of its third quarter earnings release The Walt Disney Company makes note of a $177 million charge affecting its earnings. That charge comes from ABC News settling a defamation lawsuit over its reporting of so-called pink slime. Beef Products Inc. (BPI) sued ABC News and correspondent Jim Avila for $1.9 billion dollars over what it claimed were “false and misleading and defamatory” statements about its product known as Lean Finely Textured Beef. After 5 years of pre-trial, the case went before a South Dakota judge in early June. It...
  • ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B 'pink slime' libel suit

    06/28/2017 12:03:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    abc ^ | james nord, associated press
    ABC and a South Dakota meat producer announced a settlement Wednesday in a $1.9 billion lawsuit against the American network over its reports on a lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed "pink slime." The terms of the settlement are confidential. ... BPI claimed in the 2012 complaint that sales declined from about 5 million pounds (2.3 million kilograms) per week to less than 2 million pounds (907,000 kilograms) per week. The product can be added to ground beef to reduce the overall fat content. It's made from trimmings left after a cow is butchered. The meat is separated...
  • 'Trial of a lifetime' plays out in tiny South Dakota town

    06/12/2017 8:25:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 June 2017 | Timothy Mclaughlin
    (ELK POINT, S.D.) In this rural outpost of just over 1,900 residents, a local college student has become a courtroom sketch artist, trailers on Main Street are ersatz offices for a major law firm and members of an agricultural youth club are puzzled by a new metal detector at the local courthouse. The changes are part of Elk Point's selection as site of a multibillion-dollar defamation case pitting ABC News against South Dakota-meat processor, Beef Products Inc. The company contends that ABC and reporter Jim Avila defamed it by referring to its signature product as "pink slime" in 2012 broadcasts....
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • Beef Products Inc reopens plant as 'pink slime' lawsuit proceeds

    08/12/2014 6:08:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/2014 | P.J. Huffstutter
    Beef Products Inc will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of "lean finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd.The reopening of the Garden City, Kansas, plant comes more than two years after it was shuttered following a national media controversy about the BPI product. The plant will collect raw chunks of meat and fat beef trimmings from a neighboring Tyson Foods (TSN.N) slaughterhouse, package them into large bins, and then ship the refrigerated containers to BPI's processing facility in Dakota City, Nebraska, BPI said...
  • 3 reporters subpoenaed in ‘pink slime’ lawsuit

    07/29/2014 2:12:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2014 4:43 PM EDT | Regina Garcia Cano
    Three reporters for a food safety publication have been subpoenaed in the $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network’s coverage of a meat product derided as “pink slime.” […] Beef Products Inc. sued ABC in 2012 alleging that its reports led to plant closures and layoffs because it misled consumers into believing the product was unsafe. …
  • BPI sues ABC News for 'pink slime' defamation.

    09/14/2012 3:56:14 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 126 replies
    Fox News Co ^ | Published September 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe. The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based meat processor is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200 "false and misleading and defamatory" statements about the product officially known as lean, finely textured beef, said Dan Webb, BPI's Chicago-based attorney. The lawsuit filed in a South Dakota state court also names several individuals as defendants, including ABC news anchor Diane...
  • Violence Breaks Out At Indian Beef-Eating Festival [Hindu Caste System Confronts Beef]

    04/16/2012 8:37:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    BBCNews ^ | April 16, 2012
    16 April 2012 Violence Breaks Out At Indian Beef-Eating Festival Dalits students argue they should have freedom to eat what they want A beef-eating festival at a university in the Indian city of Hyderabad has led to clashes between rival sets of Hindu students, police say. They say that Hindus who regard cows as sacred fought with low caste Dalit groups who organised the event. About 1,500 people were fed beef biriyani as part of the festival late on Sunday evening. Dalit groups want beef on the campus hostel menu. Right wing Hindu groups say eating beef is not Hindu...
  • UPDATE 1-Ammonia used in many foods, not just "pink slime"

    04/07/2012 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    [snip] Compounds such as ammonium hydroxide, ammonium phosphate and ammonium chloride are considered safe in small amounts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted ammonium hydroxide status as a GRAS, or Generally Recognized as Safe, substance in 1974. Ammonium hydroxide is also an acceptable ingredient under the conditions of "good manufacturing practices" in dozens of foods, from soft drinks to soups to canned vegetables, according to the General Standards for Food Additives set forth by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a group funded by the World Health Organization and the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization. A trip to the grocery...
  • Hy-Vee reverses stance on 'pink slime'

    03/29/2012 6:33:52 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 55 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Owned by Warren Buffet) ^ | March 29, 2012 | By Ross Boettcher
    Hy-Vee Inc., after being pressured by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, announced Wednesday that its stores would continue to offer ground beef containing a controversial ground beef additive. Producers call it "lean, finely textured beef," but it has become widely known as "pink slime." Hy-Vee's announcement, revealed during a Wednesday afternoon press conference in Des Moines with Branstad and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, marks a quick reversal of the Iowa-based chain's stance last week to join several other grocery chains and drop products containing the additive. "The governor called and expressed his concern," Ruth Comer, a Hy-Vee spokeswoman said in...
  • Governors to tour plant where 'pink slime' is made

    03/27/2012 7:01:47 PM PDT · by quantim · 62 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Mar 27, 8:49 PM EDT | KRISTI EATON
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The leaders of five states plan a visit to the only place where a beef product known as "pink slime" is still made, an effort aimed to support its embattled manufacturer, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the one Beef Products Inc. plant that's still in operation to combat misconceptions and misinformation about the company and its "lean, finely textured beef" product, company spokesman Rich Jochum said. They'll be joined at the South Sioux City, Neb., plant on Thursday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Nebraska...
  • 'Pink slime' maker suspends some plant operations

    03/27/2012 6:52:52 AM PDT · by EBH · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 3/26/12 | BETSY BLANEY
    Craig Letch, director of food quality and assurance for Beef Products Inc., declined to discuss financial details but said business has taken a "substantial" hit since social media exploded with worry over the ammonia-treated filler and an online petition seeking its ouster from schools drew hundreds of thousands of supporters. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided school districts may stop using it, and some retail chains have pulled products containing it from their shelves. "...We feel like when people can start to understand the truth and reality then our business will come back," he said. "It's 100 percent beef."...
  • Majority of 'pink slime' production suspended

    03/26/2012 11:27:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 42+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/26/2012 | Betsy Blaney
    The company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product. Beef Products Inc. will suspend operations at plants in Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kan.; and Waterloo, Iowa, according to Craig Letch, the company's director of food safety and quality assurance. The company's plant at its Dakota Dunes, S.D., headquarters will continue operations. "We feel like when people can start to understand the truth and reality then our business will come back," Letch said. "It's 100 percent beef."
  • Soylent Pink School Lunch, Michelle Obama, Code Pink, SEIU & WTF-2012

    03/11/2012 9:38:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-11-2012 | MOTUS
    ...Lady M knew nothing about this pink slime-in-SEIU-school-lunches scandal before some nosey blabbermouth leaked it to the vast right wing conspiracy blogosphere. Nor will it in any way interfere with her continued commitment to the healthy eating to ensure No Child’s Fat Behind. This includes, butt is not limited to, continued support of all SEIU efforts to prepare, deliver and serve food in every school cafeteria in America... ... our Department of Government Acronyms and Obfuscation with coming up with a brand new name and they didn’t let us down: from now on our processed meat food by-product will be...
  • Seven Million Pounds of “Pink Slime” Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program

    03/09/2012 9:01:40 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/09/12 | Sarah B. Weir
    McDonald's and Taco Bell have banned it, but now the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is buying 7 million pounds of beef containing ammonium hydroxide-treated ground connective tissue and meat scraps and serving it up to America's school kids. If you thought cafeteria food was gross before....
  • Village Voice Caricatures Christ During Christians' Holy Week: Mayhem Spreads

    04/12/2006 4:28:23 PM PDT · by Merciful_Friend · 19 replies · 678+ views ^ | 04/12/2006 | RWB
    The cover of this week's edition of New York's Village Voice, which hit the streets today: The cartoonist has disappeared into hiding after an explosion of death threats by offended believers in Jesus.Jerry Falwell has offered $250,000 to anyone who captures and beheads the person who drew the caricature.The Pope has said that while he doesn't approve of violence, the cartoon was "a grave offence to believers" and "something must be done" to prevent anymore such offenses in the future. He suggested there should be "new laws" to make sure religious sensitivities are respected. Well, not quite. The excuse the...