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Activism Shuts Down ‘Pink Slime’ Plants

Anthony Gucciardi
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March 27th, 2012
Updated 11/03/2012 at 12:30 am
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In response to serious health activism that has spread like wildfire over the ammonia-treated ‘pink slime‘ product once commonly found in school lunches and supermarkets alike, the top producer of the toxic ingredient has shut down production in 3 out of 4 of its plants for 60 days. According to the corporate administer of Beef Products Inc, a South Dakota-based company, the ‘temporary’ closure may soon become “a permanent suspension.”

Even McDonald’s was forced to remove the pink slime amid calls from activists in a campaign spearheaded by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Meanwhile, a startling 70% of supermarket ground beef maintained the slime. The pink slime is made up of leftover meat from beef after all of the muscular cuts have been removed. The meat is not muscle, but fat trimmings and connective tissue that are separated from the bone. Jamie Oliver says that the result is what would be sold at the cheapest form for dogs.

“Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold at the cheapest form for dogs and after this process we can give it to humans,” said the TV chef.

Due to immense resistance to the pink slime preceeding this production halt, the USDA also announced that it would drop pink slime from school lunches.

The large scale victory over pink slime follows a long line of consistent health victories. Corporations are continually being forced to answer to their consumers, who are increasingly becoming more aware of what is in the food products they consume on a daily basis. Companies like Campbell’s have begun abandoning BPA, the cancer-linked chemical found in can linings and plastic containers, and soda makers Coca-Cola and Pepsi are being forced to remove carcinogenic ingredients from both of their products.

Activism is not only effective, but it is viral. These recent food accomplishments show that the consumer does have control over the corporation — you just have to act upon it. Now it’s time to go after other toxic ingredients currently lurking in the food supply, and start to demand a more health-conscious and sustainable dietary environment. You have an effective voice — spread the word!

About Anthony Gucciardi:
1.thumbnail Activism Shuts Down Pink Slime PlantsGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Eliot W. Collins

    Consider hot-dogs, sausages, cold cuts, pâté, etc. Are these really more appealing to an omnivore than "lean, finely textured beef"?

    • MIke

      Actually humans will eat most any thing. in the beginning we eat the leftovers from predators. plant material, seeds we could chew, and each other. Unless it kills us out right we will eat it. As long as we do not have to cook it we will eat it.

      Most people eat eggs, now really think about what a chicken egg is and where is comes from. beacon is nothing more than flavored pig fat. fish live in and feed on toxic waste, swerage and dead stuff

      Ground beef a sold in most markets is bull meat old decrepit bulls.

  • Werner

    Now if we could only persuade our city to stop treating our tap water with hexafluorosilicic acid -

    fluoride – which is an effluent byproduct from the phosphate fertilizer industry. It contains traces of lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium. The source for our

    city drinking water is a deep aquifer. The water is of pristine purity until it is intentionally treated with this toxic waste.

  • Jack

    We're making a difference.