Pink Slime In Your Food
In recent weeks, there has started to be a lot of buzz about so called "pink slime" in ground beef. This slime is created by taking fat trimmings from a cow, and then heating it up to separate the fat from muscle and connective tissue. However, these trimmings can harbor pathogens such as E. coli, so it is treated with ammonium hydroxide. Then the slime is place in ground beef as a cheap way to get a filler for the meat. It has been found that over 70% of all ground beef has these trimmings in it. The effects of the ammonium hydroxide in the meat has not yet been studied, but there are many skeptics. Personally, I think this is completely unhealthy and unnatural, and is turning burgers into a very dangerous food.