Pink slime controversy fueled by mass hysteria

March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/20/2012, p6
The article reports on the controversy surrounding the use of pink slime, or lean, finely textured beef (LFTB), fueled by misinformation and social media hysteria. Edward Mills, associate professor of dairy and animal science, disputes claims that LFTB is unsafe and claims that it has a better reputation than straight ground beef. Mills argues that not using LFTB is a decision to waste food. The different labeling of LFTB from other beef remains another controversial aspect.


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