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Forum Post: Pink Slime Factories Closing Down!!! Could Monsanto be next?

Posted 2 years ago on March 27, 2012, 11:36 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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Consumers! Be proud! We have achieved a victory against "pink slime"

As consumers become more and more aware of what's being done to the food they eat, all being done subversively by the way, we can win the battle for proper labeling and healthier food practices!

Let this be the proof to show you the kind of power we as consumers have. We want real food, not GMO's and leftover parts treated in ammonia. And if they are GMO's or treated in ammonia, we have the right to know what we're eating.

"Beef Products Inc. spokesman Craig Letch on Monday told The Associated Press about the operations suspensions at plants in Texas, Kansas and Iowa ahead of a public announcement about the plan. The company's plant at its Dakota Dunes, S.D., headquarters will continue operations. The ammonia-treated ingredient known by the industry as "lean, finely textured beef" has been used for years but recently became a target of activists seeking to have it banned from supermarkets and school lunches. The U.S. Department of Agriculture decided to allow school districts to stop using it. Some retail chains have pulled products containing it. The company said its entire operation is at risk and thousands of jobs are at stake. BPI co-owner Regina Roth defended her family's innovation -- in front of dozens of employees at their Nebraska plant. The company called the product lean finely textured beef.

Regina Roth/Company Co-Owner - "Please stop using that term, 'pink slime,'" Roth said. "It makes me fiercely angry."

Read more: http://www.ketv.com/money/30762921/detail.html#ixzz1qKcXQcJX

They claim it's 100% real beef - Here is how this "pink slime" is made - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Yg-c6iBF8

Monsanto is going down next!

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[-] 4 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Monsanto will only go down when the masses can be convinced that Monsanto is bad for them. How many years has it taken to convince people that hamburger is bad for them and it took pink slime to cause them worry? I've known since I was a youngster that hamburger is mostly made from scraps off the meat plant floor and to avoid it. In 1993, one of the worst e coli outbreaks occurred at the Jack in the Box restaurants and since then it's proven time and time again how dangerous it is to be eating hamburger ( and most meat in general). At that time, the chief inspector told America that he would never feed his family hamburger meat purchased at any store in America. But, did anyone listen? Apparently not. We have epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, strokes and cancer, food pathogen outbreaks and people just keep shoving burgers in their mouths. I guess that's it...if there were pink slime in tofu, no one would pay it much mind. But, since burgers are a staple in the american diet, I suppose it matters now.
So Mr. Roth is fiercely angry over pink slime? The average American has over 90 toxic compounds in their blood and urine at all times- these are compounds that are approved for use in agricultural disease and pest control and in prescription drugs and personal hygiene. Let's not forget heavy metals like mercury.

I can certainly understand people wanting to avoid pink slime but slime should be the least of their concerns since all they need to do is just buy sirloin roast and have it ground by the butcher. Mr. Roth and every other American should be outraged over the toxic compounds that he's drinking and eating and breathing every day.

[-] 3 points by Nevada1 (4759) 2 years ago

Hi Gillian, Good post. Everyone should see this. Best Regards

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Re. "Monsatan", in order to gain further insight into its Essential Corporate Culture and True Nature, please see the following insightful documentaries :

  • "Controlling Our Food : The World According To Monsanto" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYO2k_o16E0 + alt. link : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6262083407501596844 ("A 2004 documentary film which makes an in-depth investigation into unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly made their way onto grocery stores in the United States for the past decade. It voices the opinions of farmers in disagreement with the food industry and details the impacts on their lives and livelihoods from this new technology, and shines a light on the market and political forces that are changing what we eat.") & ...

  • "David versus Monsanto" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwfzYDKd8jk ("Imagine that a storm blows across your garden and that now, genetically-manipulated seeds are in your crops. A multi-national corporation pay you a visit, demand that you surrender your crops - and then sue you for $200 000 for the illegal use of patented, GM seeds. In this definitive David and Goliath battle, one farmer stands up against a massive multinational, and their right to claim ownership to a living organism.").

Finally re 'Meat Consumption", eat less but if the animal is to be killed then utilise every single piece of it - as anything else is deeply unethical (imho).

fiat lux ...

[-] -1 points by VantagePoint250624 (-51) 2 years ago

Now this is plain stupid.......... NOTHING that hasn't happened within the last 15 years (and only involving democrats not getting voted in) has a damned thing to do with anything relative to the root problems in our nation.

Look girlie, Obama will take care of this, simple.

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

What is America's problem? I wish it would go away whatever it is. I can't wait for Obama to fix everything. When do you think he plans start? I wanna be there.

[-] -1 points by VantagePoint250624 (-51) 2 years ago

LET ME GUESS.... you didn't insert a quarter in his hip pocket to start the ride.

Silly girl, but, that's why I luff you so much, you need my loin cloth wearing and tree climbing jungle ass to give you your opinions.

[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Ever notcie the long lines at MickeyDees and the Burgermeister? People don't care about their health - hell they don't even respect their bodies -

Look at how people spike themselves with ornaments and tatoos. Do you really think they are concerned about what they shovel into their mouths?

[-] 3 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

Your correlation that you draw between piercings and health tells more about your age than it speaks to a point about people's ability to take care of their health. lol. You do not make a valid point, instead you speak in generalities and stereotypes.

[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Age has nothing to do with it - it projects a statement about the individual.

[-] 3 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 2 years ago

some of the biggest health nuts i know have tatooes. You looking at a tatooed individual and thinking they are slouches when it comes to taking care of their body is the same as a person thinking a man is a thug because he wears a hoodie. IMO

[-] 1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

I don't disagree but you know as well as I first impressions are lasting impressions. But then again as the old saying goes "you can't judge a book by its cover". You are right.

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

This is an off topic post relative to slime. I wanted to start a new topic but was afraid that this company would see the post. I just received a call from JOHN THOMAS FINANCIAL asking for my ex husband. I didn't recognize the name he asked for and said that he had the wrong number. The guy became really hyper aggitated and began an arrogant and facetious rant about being sorry and then began reciting my phone number, company name, ex's name, and I said, yeah? So then he says that he needs to talk to my ex right away. I asked if he was expecting his call and he said, ' Oh yes but I've lost his cell phone, could you please tell me what it is?" I said, well , if he's expecting your call,, then I'm sure he'll contact you. Then he goes on to tell me that he's working some financing for my ex and needs some information immediately. I asked financing for what? he then goes on to tell me that it's stuff for his portfolio. Well, I laughed because first of all, he's illegally divulging personal information about my ex and because my my ex has no portfolio. I made the comment, ' wow, you guys will stop at nothing to make a sale' and the creep blew up at me and screamed into the phone the most childish stupid response. He said, ' Stupid bitch, you go to hell and listen here, I make 5 times what you do so don't ever talk to me that way, you f'n loser'. Yep, that's what he said, verbatim. Should I post this as a separate/new topic?

[-] -2 points by VantagePoint250624 (-51) 2 years ago

Loin cloth to the rescue, yes.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (7058) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Is it “pink slime” or “solvent green”?

As I watch this, it sure is gross to my American eye, I do think a bit about people around the world who eat a lot of stuff I find disgusting. I remember words like “they use all of the animal” there is some school of thought that it is disrespectful to the animal to waste any. In any case makes me wish I didn’t like beef so much, maybe I will give that some thought, thanks for posting this, we diffidently need better labeling.

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

There's nothing wrong with liking beef. If you want to continue eating beef, there are healthier and more ethical ways to choose. Try to find a local farm that only feeds grass fed and finishes their beef with grass/not grain. It's more expensive but it's worth it in terms of your health and in the meantime, just reduce your intake of beef altogether. Also make certain that the farm does not use pesticides, hormones, etc... If you can't find a local farm, there are farms online that will ship to you. Contact your state dept of agriculture and consumer services for a list of organic farms in your area/state.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (7058) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

morning Gillian, I have cut way back, mostly get my hamburger ground from cuts did it myself for a long while then found out easier to let them than clean that grinder up, doing more pasta/cheese and chicken lately, hey I do "cage free" eggs, cause I think they're better, can you get "cage free" chicken?

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Good morning facts. yeah, you can get cage free/free roaming chicken. you can also get organic chicken. Although, most free range chickens are organic ( not always, but mostly). What cracks me up is when chicken companies advertise that they feed their chickens ' only' vegetarian diets. Hello? since when does a chicken eat meat? hahahhaha

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (7058) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I understand the point of view, taking care of the body, but if at a store and I got to eat the pesticide for chicken to be free roaming (over organic) I do I've had to make this choice from time to time depending on where I'm shopping, usually though one and you get the other, as you say.

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Yeah it's like that where i shop. Sometimes I can only get free range and that's fine. Most free range chickens are eating better than caged anyway.

[-] 2 points by factsrfun (7058) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Hope you don't mind me going on about this, just relaxing break, but when I see a "factory" egg now it looks like processed cheese compared to a nicly aged chedder, yeah they're both eggs, but.

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

I can't tell them apart except that the shell on some organic and free range eggs seem to be harder to crack and when they do, they send shell into my dish.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (7058) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

To me the color of the whites and yolk are very different. I think they cook up different too, but that might just be me.

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[-] 1 points by factsrfun (7058) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Thanks, not that I have anything against organic, it's just for me if they cut their beaks off and stick them in a cage, it kind of doesn't work as well for me, not saying organic farmers do that, I'm just saying they are not the same thing.

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[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Yes. I have no problem with disgusting stuff. In countries where they eat bugs, when they give you the bugs to eat, they tell you it's bugs. They don't make it look like something else and then tell you it's something else. Which is indeed the entire problem with the "pink slime" / "finely textured beef"

I have no problem with the "pink slime" if it had not been sold subversively. Had it been properly labeled, I don't see a problem. I just wouldn't buy it, and no one would. Which is why it is failing now that everyone knows about it.

Also subversive is my new favorite word. I've been overusing it lately but it is just so fitting.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (7058) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I agree with you this stuff has been labeled to decieve, and I have bought preground beef, when I'm in a hurry, when it's on sale, ect. now I'm like WTF was in the stuff "on sale" well no more.

Thanks for posting.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

I got turned on to how disgusting our food system is by reading the omnivores dilemma last semester. Its a pretty good book and I highly recommend it.

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Hi Demian, I'm just curious and not judging you when I ask, before reading Ominivore's dilemma, you were not aware of how unsafe or unhealthy our food is? I'm genuinely curious to know what you did learn and if changed your behavior in any way? I enjoyed the book too. Another documentary that I highly recommend is King Corn and I do believe that Michael Pollen mentions the students who made King Corn in his documentary as well.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

I had a vague idea that it wasnt good but I had no idea it was that bad. I try to eat less meat now and the meat I do eat I get locally from the pastured butcher shop down the street from me. I also eat alot more sea food but I'm usure if the seafood is really any better. I also try and stay away from processed foods. Its hard because I dont have much money cause I'm in school but I do what i can.

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

I think you're doing really well if you're being that proactive. Seafood is not always better, that's for sure. But, given your budget, if you can learn to eat sardines and crackers , that's a much healthier choice. The smaller the fish, the safer it is. Just try to eat as many whole/unprocessed foods. Try to learn which foods are safer to buy non-organic like kiwi, bananas.

[-] 1 points by Demian (497) from San Francisco, CA 2 years ago

Yeah after I read that book I wanted as little to do with that system as possible. I'm trying to get my wife onboard right now but I'm not having much luck.

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

The only way to get your wife on board is to set your own standards and live up to them...be the role model. Sooner or later she will catch on but in the meantime, there's no reason to compromise your own health just because she is willing to. When I was married, I was vegetarian and ate different things than my husband...that's why we are divorced now..hahahha just kidding. But, he would eat what I was eating just because he was too lazy to fix anything else and eventually, he actually noticed that he was feeling better and liked the food and became a health nut, triathlete. THEN we divorced. hahaha

[-] -2 points by VantagePoint250624 (-51) 2 years ago

wuts for supper?

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Greens

[-] 0 points by VantagePoint250624 (-51) 2 years ago

I love me too.

[-] 1 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 2 years ago

As the man said no respect for people.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4759) 2 years ago

Hi Trevor, Good post. Yes, our efforts made the difference. Best Regards

[-] 3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

Thank you. My news station did a report on this, I'm in Nebraska, and I thought it was an awesome share. Stores all over our state are discontinuing beef products made with the subversive garbage. We've been running stories on it all week.

[-] 0 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

Three of the four factories producing pink slime shut down recently when people got mad about it. Yet, there still remains no federal assistance for the workers displaced and unemployed because of the shutdown.

[-] 3 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

I guess those folks should have been smart enough to realize that they shouldn't be making crap to feed the American people. Find a worthy job or pay the price.

[-] 0 points by JuanFenito (847) 2 years ago

Are you kidding me??? Do you know the kinds of conditions the people were in before they took their jobs? Maybe it was the only thing available, don't go all this "It's the workers fault" stuff. Sheesh!

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[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Americans do love crap but that has nothing to do with someone's choosing to work for a slimy company. They could choose a greasy company instead. :D

No one is going to suggest that the white collar criminals in America who are desecrating the constitution be punished. Americans are too stoned on psychotropic drugs and the greasy spoon version of rags to riches democracy that they were taught in American History class ( Texas excluded in that remark since they don't believe that Jefferson existed) You are aware that in order to be a patriot all you need is an American flag bumper sticker ( ok, maybe two- one for each side) and in order to be a Christian all you need to do is say out loud- really loud, that Jesus is your savior. Now, go find yourself a gas station to purchase and count your blessings!

[-] -1 points by VantagePoint250624 (-51) 2 years ago

You do know I already own one with Gilbert & Barker tank caps......... are you suggesting I buy another one?

I find myself infurriated trying to have a serious disgustion with you.

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Infuriated? Poor thang you. Maybe if you had eaten more grains, oops i mean greens.

[-] -1 points by VantagePoint250624 (-51) 2 years ago

Stop kidding and whip out the razor strop, I can handle the rest.

Infurriated is a condition of which one's dental hygienist may bring to one's attention likely motivated by their stock ownership of in laser hair removal products or those five bladed razors.