The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by the page, “Self-Ownership“…
“Truth, Justice, Wisdom” or “99¢ Burgers”?
Jonas A.: YUP…Slaves to the .99 cent illusion for the death before dishonor shindig….
Nick M.: wait what is on the burgers?
Rayn: Most likely “pink slime,” which is “made by gathering waste trimmings, simmering them at low heat so the fat separates easily from the muscle, and spinning the trimmings using a centrifuge to complete the separation. Next, the mixture is sent through pipes where it is sprayed with ammonia gas to kill bacteria.” It is then added to ground beef as filler. 🙂 Yum!
(Jim Avila) Gerald Zirnstein grinds his own hamburger these days. Why? Because this former United States Department of Agriculture scientist and, now, whistleblower, knows that 70 percent of the ground beef we buy at the supermarket contains something he calls “pink slime.”
“Pink slime” is beef trimmings. Once only used in dog food and cooking oil, the trimmings are now sprayed with ammonia so they are safe to eat and added to most ground beef as a cheaper filler.
It was Zirnstein who, in an USDA memo, first coined the term “pink slime” and is now coming forward to say he won’t buy it.
“It’s economic fraud,” he told ABC News. “It’s not fresh ground beef. … It’s a cheap substitute being added in.”