I think it's unfit for human consumption.
You have to look at the whole picture. Most people are unaware of what's in their food. If you eat processed chicken, (such as in most fast food nuggets & filets) hot dogs or luncheon meats, you've already dined on things worse than pink slime.
The only reason there's all this fuss is because of the unappealing nickname; very few people would be upset upon finding that their hamburger contained "lean, finely textured beef" (the product's official name) The fact is: Every day we eat food that is made from trimmings and rejected material, or contains "an acceptable" amount of bugs & worms. We need to learn to deal with it.
If Pink Slime was unfit for human consumption, it would have ended up as dog food or fertilizer.
Basically its poison, like many processed foods today. Why do we have such a health epidemic today? Look no further than the end of your fork or spoon to see why. Modern science concedes that at least 65% to 75% of our disease and maladies are caused by diet.
You cannot break natural laws and expect to win. Man has been manipulating his food over the centuries, but nothing like the last several decades. If we are to enjoy truly good health (and solve the healthcare crisis) then we all must eat as close to nature as possible, the way all animals in the wild do and were we see no disease.
Adulterated foods represent ill health, disease and death. Fresh whole foods represent health, vitality and life.
Be Well and Wonderful, Hugh
I get pure, all beef hot dogs at the butcher's market. In my state of health, I wouldn't touch packaged hot dogs. And I do likes my chili dogs.
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