Make Sure You’re Actually Buying Beef When You’re Buying Beef

Make Sure You’re Actually Buying Beef When You’re Buying Beef

Like I needed another reason to avoid red meat…

“By now you may have heard of a problem where beef waste products—lovingly called “pink slime”—are being processed and, according to ABC News, sold as actual actual meat in most supermarkets. If this sounds gross and you don’t want it in your meat, here’s how you can avoid it.

The “pink slime” is created by taking fat waste, simmering it at a low heat to separate any muscle from the fat, processing the separate muscle with ammonia, and then shipping it in a frozen brick to supermarkets to be added to the beef you buy. The product was previously only used in dog foods and cooking oil, as a dog’s stomach can handle it, but now we’re eating it, too. Even fast food restaurants like McDonalds and Taco Bell have stopped using this processed meat product in their food but we’re still buying it regularly because grocers are not required to disclose the full contents of their ground beef.”

 

& this. Between these articles, Forks Over Knives, and me really not liking the taste anyways, this vegan/vegetarian thing is looking better and better. I was just reviewing my diet list last night too. Wowzers…

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